learning support assistant - learning difficulties / disability in wallsend

job type
£ 8.20 per hour
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job details

wallsend, north east
job category
disability support
job type
working hours
£ 8.20 per hour
reference number
0161 247 8800
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job description

Student Support Worker - Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

Are you ready for a New Year and a New Start? Do you want to feel inspired by your work and feel that you are making a difference, by being a positive role model to the youth of today? If so then this could be the position for you.

Randstad Student Support is now recruiting for Support Workers to work with students with a wide range of needs and disabilities. This is to begin in January 2019 at a local college in North Tyneside.

You will be supporting students with Special Educational Needs including Autism, Asperger's and moderate and severe learning difficulties, helping them achieve their potential by providing learning support both in and out of class.

This role would suit someone who is looking for flexibility and term time hours. You will be employed based on student needs and your individual availability. The college is closed for holiday periods such as Christmas, Easter and summer.

Personal Attributes

* Caring, understanding with a real desire to support students with additional support needs
* Understanding of what a 'person centred approach' means
* Good written and verbal communication skills
* Be able to work under own initiative
* A proactive and "common sense approach"
* Ability to work as part of a team
* Ability to understand the concept of "support" in education being different to "care"
* Ability to manage stressful situations
* Be able to support students who may experience challenging behaviour and / or emotional difficulties
* Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, carers and students


* To work under the direction of the teacher during sessions
* To develop learners' independence
* To develop learners' English and Maths skills
* Ability to keep students on task and engaged
* Ensuring the personal safety and well being of students and self at all times
* Provide support to students during breaks and lunch time
* Escorting students to and from taxis and during activities in the community
* Adhere to and implement student behaviour plans/ behaviour strategies
* Ability to monitor students' progress and set new targets
* Adhere to and implement student behaviour plans/ behaviour strategies
* Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, carers and students
* Students require a lot of social/emotional/pastoral support particularly within their friendship groups
* To deliver a high standard of support for learners with ALS needs on a 1:1 or small group basis
* Successful applicants must be suitable to work with children and vulnerable adults
* A DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) will be carried out


* Experience of children/adults with ASD/Asperger Syndrome
* Experience of SLDD settings
* Experience in personal care
* An understanding of alternative methods of communication that could be used with non-verbal students - PECS and Makaton/BSL
* Experience in personal care, administration of medication and manual handling


* Dedicated Consultant
* Competitive rates of pay - £8.00 per hour
* Holiday pay
* Free DBS check
* Statutory benefits: sick pay, maternity pay, paternity pay
* Free Onsite Parking
Randstad Student & Worker Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Student & Worker Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.