Learning Support Assistant

Bishop Auckland College is seeking to recruit Learning Support Assistants who will be responsible for providing individual and group support for students and keeping accurate records of support delivered working across various sites.

Job Reference:
Bishop Auckland Campus
Closing Date:
11 December 2023
Casual LSA hourly rate £13.72 (inclusive of holiday entitlement)
Temporary until June 2024

This role will be to support learners in all areas of the college. This could be in a vocational practical / theory class, as well as Maths and English. The candidate may be allocated a learner on a 1-1 basis or in a group to support learning. The LSA will be willing to undertake further SEN training to support the role.

Working for Bishop Auckland College will give you access to an excellent staff benefits scheme, which includes an extremely generous annual leave entitlement, excellent pension scheme, free onsite parking, free gym membership, discounted childcare at the onsite Nursery, plus many more.

The successful candidate will be required to possess CACHE Level 3 Teaching Assistant or equivalent level qualification in supporting in the classroom (or to work towards within 1 year), level 2 in literacy or numeracy (GCSE grade C/4 or above), must have one and be willing to work towards the other within two years, and level 1 Safeguarding (to be achieved within 6 weeks).

It is desirable that the candidate will also possess Level 2 Equality & Diversity, Level 3 Adult Subject Support, a relevant vocational qualification, Teaching qualification eg PTLLS, and an IT qualification. Applicants will also have experience supporting young people with additional needs.

This role will include responsibilities within safeguarding and the postholder will be engaging in regulated activity.

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Please be aware that applications can be reviewed at any point prior to the closing date

To apply for this post please complete the application form:

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Please note that a Curriculum Vitae (CV), will not be accepted instead of an application form.

Bishop Auckland College is an equality, diversity and inclusive employer. We are committed to recruiting a more diverse workforce that reflects the people we serve.

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Completed applications should be emailed back to: emma.walker@bacoll.ac.uk or posted to:

HR Department
Bishop Auckland College
Bishop Auckland Campus
Woodhouse Lane
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 6JZ

For more information or if you have a disability and need help completing the application please email: emma.walker@bacoll.ac.uk or contact our 24 hour answering service on 01388 443108.

Bishop Auckland College is committed to the safeguarding and the welfare of all learners and any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS disclosure. All teaching staff will be required to register with the Institute for Learning.