Learning Support Assistant (Term time)

Prospects College of Advanced Technology

Job Title:                     Learning Support Assistant    

Department:              Employability and Skills

Hours of Work:          26.25hrs/week Mon – Fri. (Term Time contract)

Location:                    Basildon / Canvey

Reporting to:             Head of Employability Skills

Issued/revised:           September 2017

Job Purpose: Providing academic and pastoral support to students to enable them to successfully complete their programme of study.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting contextualised learning in workshops and learning settings
  • Working with classroom tutor in managing behaviour
  • Supporting the development of English and maths skills
  • Delivering specific timetabled and identified intervention sessions for students with additional needs
  • Supporting IAG and Careers team in delivery of IAG sessions

Quality Measures / Outputs:

  • Accurate and up to date student progress information for all students who declare an additional need
  • To respond to and support students’ additional needs with referral on to appropriate parties if applicable
  • Promote Health and Safety at all times
  • To embed and promote British Values and support and respond sensitively and empathically to student disclosures, observing confidentiality where appropriate and referring appropriately in the case of safeguarding

How outputs will be achieved:

  • To identify students at risk of leaving and non-achievement and put a plan in place alongside the tutors
  • Assist in all student related activities to ensure students are appropriately supported and able to achieve success.
  • Support delivery staff with lesson planning to provide differentiated learning
  • Provide appropriate levels of ‘on-course’ support, liaising with the Student Services Manager to ensure effective communication exists between ‘support’ and ‘delivery’
  • Review strategies and action plans in conjunction with the Student Support Manager and delivery staff
  • Create, maintain and analyse accurate data and produce effective, efficient and well organised records and reports to assist in day to day working and financial audit. Provide up to date and accurate feedback to the Student Services Manager and delivery staff
  • To monitor and track the overall progress of students within the caseload given, accessing relevant support systems and staff expertise as needed. Ensure that Students receive the level of one to one support and guidance that they require
  • Refer students of concern to the nominated person in respect of safeguarding
  • Make recommendations to the Head of Faculty where interventions and strategies deployed have failed to address student needs

Safeguarding responsibilities (all staff)

  • To take responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people
  • To be familiar and act in accordance with PROCAT’s safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Ensure that PROCAT provides a safe, fair and respectful work and learning environment

Health and Safety responsibilities (all staff)

  • Responsible for your own health and safety in the workplace and that of other staff, students and visitors to our sites
  • Ensure you are familiar and compliant  with Risk Assessments relevant to your department
  • Challenge and report any dangerous behaviour to the Health and Safety Team
  • Report any accidents or near misses ensuring relevant paperwork is completed in timely fashion and submitted to the Health and Safety Team
  • Maintenance of your Personal Protection Equipment
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