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Learning Support Practitioner

Suffolk New College
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04 August 2021 12:00 PM
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  • Up to £11.08 per hour (higher rates of pay are available for personal care duties and Communication Support Workers)
  • Minimum of 10 hours per week,  up to 35 hours per week, 34 weeks per year, term-time only.
  • Required at Leiston, Halesworth, Otley and Ipswich Campuses.*

Suffolk New College are looking for Learning Support Practitioners to provide essential classroom and workshop support and practical assistance to our students and to play a key role in supporting our teaching staff to deliver an exceptional student experience.

As a Learning Support Practitioner, you will work alongside teaching staff, and will be deployed in a range of vocational workshops or classrooms, working with groups of students, or on a one-to-one basis.

You will need to have a flexible style and approach, with the ability to build effective relationships with both students and teaching staff, accompanied by the ability to be pro-active and use your initiative. You should have experience of working with young people and an understanding of working with people with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

You will need to have a good standard of education; literacy and numeracy at Level 2 (GCSE C or 4 grade) is essential to the role. 

We would also be interested in receiving applications from candidates who are able to support learners with hearing related impairments.  You should therefore have experience of working with individuals with hearing impairments, preferably in an education context, and have a minimum of British Sign Language Level 2. 

Enhanced hourly rates are available for Learning Support Practitioners undertaking personal care duties.

*Suffolk New College is a multi-campus site and therefore whilst you will have a main base, you may be required to work at and travel between campuses.  We have campuses in Halesworth, Leiston, Otley and Ipswich.Please state clearly in your application form your preferred main base.

For further information about this vacancy please follow this link to our website: www.suffolk.ac.uk/jobs/work-for-us

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  As part of our on-going commitment to Equality and Diversity, Suffolk New College guarantee to short list all applicants from a black or ethnic minority group who meet all of the essential criteria.  As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the vacancy.   All appointments are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.










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