Learning Support Practitioner

  • Job Reference: 3102
  • Date Posted: 27 June 2024
  • Recruiter: East Kent Colleges Group
  • Location: Canterbury, Kent
  • Salary: £23,827
  • Sector: Education & Childcare, Social Care & Nursing
  • Job Type: Term Time
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

About The Role

**Please note that this vacancy requires the successful candidate to work 35 hours per week, 38 weeks during term time and the salary will be £16,425 pro rata per annum

A holiday payment of £2,216 will be paid equally in your twelve monthly salary payments in addition to the pro rata salary above.**

As a Learning Support Practitioner at Canterbury College, you will provide support to students who have a high level of need undertaking a range of subjects and qualifications from entry 1 up to level 3 including Functional and GCSE English and Maths.

Students may have a wide range of learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Students will require support in their programme of study, work placement and if necessary their welfare/personal care needs.

Working at EKC Group is extremely rewarding with excellent benefits

  • Competitive salary and holiday entitlement 
  • Access to 100's of online discounts via our Rewards Scheme (Inc. Restaurant, Grocery, Retail, Gym, Holidays)
  • Access to cycle to work, car leasing and tech purchasing schemes
  • Generous pension scheme - 18% employer contribution
  • Being part of a company with a Eco-Sustainability focus of being Net-Zero
  • Time off for your child's first day at school, moving home and for interviews
  • My 10 Days initiative - bid for up-to 10 days off work to pursue voluntary work
  • Being part of Community Days and Annual Staff Celebration Day

About You

If you have strong communication skills, an understanding of behaviour management, have a passion to inspire students to be active in learning, and work well under pressure this is the ideal role for you.

You will be passionate about supporting students with a high level of need and ideally will have gained previous experience with working alongside individuals with visual and/or hearing impairments, global development delay and language & communication difficulties.

In this role, you will be a member of a team to support students in small groups and during lectures who have: Autistic Spectrum Condition, Social, Emotional and Mental health needs, Global learning delay, Language & Communication, Sensory, or Physical needs. This may also include personal care, assisting with mobility and specific medical/feeding needs, therefore experience in working with the listed needs would be an advantage but training will be provided.

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If you are interested in an informal chat about the role, or have any queries, please email us on jobs@ekcgroup.ac.uk