Job descriptionWho we are Activate Learning is a pioneering education group with a global reach, committed to transforming lives through our approach to learning. We see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish. When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone. Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself. Reading ASC Centre is a purpose-built centre in the grounds of Reading College. We have two large classrooms, a kitchen, quiet room and our own garden. Students access the ASC Centre as their main base to access a full time preparing for adulthood curriculum or students enrolled to a course in the main college building access the ASC Centre outside of their main lesson for study time, access to therapies and during breaks. About the role The successful applicant’s will be supporting students with Autism and other associated difficulties on courses which are designed for those with Autism and associated difficulties or supporting students to access their course. These courses are from Foundation Level 1 courses to Level 3 courses. in the main building. There will be an expectation to support in all areas. You will be responsible for facilitating individual learning programmes, providing support to our learners in small groups and 1-1 activities when attending the ASC Centres. You will be required to facilitate the students learning using creative and purposeful lesson planning in collaboration with the ASC Coordinators to meet the needs of the learners. You may also be required to support learners to access learning on their course within the mainstream learning environment and off-site activities. Personal care can form part of the duties included in this role and training will be provided. This post is a part time (21 hours per week), permanent contract based at Reading College. The hourly rate offered for these positions is from £10.66 - £11.65ph depending on skills and experience. (Term time only salary calculator - your pay will be based on your working hours per week, multiplied by the number of weeks worked, plus 6 weeks holiday and will be spread equally over 12 months). What do you need to be a successful Learning Support Assistant at Activate Learning? This is a challenging role that requires resilience, motivation, initiative and patience. You will be able to provide support to students with Autism and associated difficulties. You will have good communication skills to be able to work with tutors to ensure the delivery of an effective programme of further education and to work as part of a co-ordination team. A qualification in Autism or other associated difficulties is not essential but a willingness to learn about Autism and the other difficulties a young person may experience is essential. Why work with the Activate Learning Group? Here are some of our benefits: Enrolment into generous pensions schemesGenerous annual leave entitlementExcellent on-site facilities including free onsite parking, refectory facilities, Hair and Beauty salonsAn extensive Learning and Development programme with a range of CPD opportunitiesSpecialised support and development for teaching staffAccess to qualified coaches for all staffLeadership and Management development programmesFlexible working opportunities, where appropriateA comprehensive wellbeing programme including access to the Fika and Everymind appMental Health support including access to Mental Health First AidersEmployee Assistance ProgrammeEmployee resource groupsCycle to work schemeRefer a friend vacancy incentiveAccess to student discount programmes Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive. We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form. Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK. Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity. Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly. If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.
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