Learning Support Assistant

Posted 13 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
LocationSouth East London
Job type Contract
Discipline Secondary Education
Contact NameAnelka Campbell

Job description

We are seeking x3 Learning Support Assistant to work at one of our leading Colleges in South East London. This exciting Leaning Support Assistant role Will involve some Personal Care, Support, Health Care Lead and curriculum teaching staff, provide essential learning and accessibility support to young people and adults with SEN:

Please see description regarding Learning Support Assistant position.

Job Title: Learning Support Assistant

Tenure: Term Time only

Hours: 08.30 to 16.00

Location: South East London

Responsible to: Personal Care, Support, Health Care Lead

Rates: £95 - £100 per day


In liaison with the Personal Care, Support, Health Care Lead and curriculum teaching staff, provide essential learning and accessibility support to young people and adults with SEN:

  • Facilitate their access to and achievement of learning programmes
  • Support their access to all College services, College led activities
  • Facilitate personal development of learning/study skills and educational outcomes including those relevant to individual Educational Health & Care Plans (EHCPs)


  1. To assist in the educational and social development of learners under the direction

of the support managers and curriculum team leaders

  1. To support the development of self-advocacy and independent learning skills of


  1. To contribute to the assessment of students' learning and personal progression,

working with relevant members of staff to contribute to the development of person-centred support plans.

  1. To provide support and assistance to learners for their personal care, safety and


  1. To anticipate barriers to learning and participation, develop intervention strategies to

minimise difficulties.

  1. To gain a thorough knowledge of and be sensitive to, the learner' needs and learning objectives while on their study programme.

  1. To ensure learners are able to access and fully utilise College support services and

facilitate and participate productively in College life.

  1. To ensure that specialist equipment, assisting technologies and/or facilities are

available and operational where necessary.

  1. To ensure learners with additional physical/medical needs have access to

supervision and support as necessary.

  1. To ensure any mobility problems within the building and other safety issues in line

with College Health and Safety guidelines are reported to support managers

  1. To assist in the review of learners' progress in line with College policies and ensure

individual support plans are updated, and teaching staff are aware of any barriers to learning.

  1. To liaise, when necessary, with outside agencies e.g. parents, key workers etc and

forward information on to support managers.

  1. To attend meetings and trainings as and when required.


The scope of this profile reflects the needs of the College at the present time; it is not intended to be a fully inclusive or exhaustive list. The post holder may therefore be expected to work flexibly and perform such other duties other than those given in the job description.

The particular duties and responsibilities attached to post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.

Stand Out:

We will stand out. We are a good education group with outstanding features. Keen to innovate, we create social value and push the boundaries to achieve more.


We are a team. Together we get the job done. Together we achieve our goals. It's everyone's job to step in and help.

Accountable: We own our actions. We take responsibility. We are accountable for the decisions we make and how these affect others. We own this.

Respectful: We respect everyone - full stop. Diversity is valued and we maximise this as a talent and strength.