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Specialist Student Support Assistant

Royal Leamington Spa, UK
Warwickshire College Group
Part Time, Term Time
22nd September 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
25th October 2022 10:40 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1272615

Background to the Post

The main purpose of the post is to support and facilitate the students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities within their learning programmes. The majority of time will be spent with students who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities within a variety of settings, e.g. cookery, English, maths, catering, woodwork, art, etc. The students are undertaking challenging programmes which may lead to vocational qualifications. The College offers a wide range of learning programmes particularly designed for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The post holder will report to the Student Support Assistant Coordinator within the Curriculum area for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. 

Why Work With Us?

Imagine working for an employer that has a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students every year. That could be you.

We offer careers in teaching, educational support and pastoral care and brilliant opportunities within our professional Corporate and Commercial Services departments. The opportunities here are almost endless and can be full time, term time only, part time.

We are one of the largest higher and further education colleges in the country with just under 15,000 students and around 1,300 staff. That’s a lot of people and people are our key to success.

WCG has a comprehensive staff training program, offering leadership training for those wanting to progress and an employee health and wellbeing programme to support our staff when they need it most.

Place of Work: Royal Leamington Spa College

Our Royal Leamington Spa campus delivers various specialisms from Hair & Beauty to Games Art & Design. As well as these courses we also have an onsite Bistro where some of our students complete their catering courses. We offer a broad range of career opportunities including teaching and support roles.

Essential Attainments:

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics, or Level 2 equivalent qualification.
  • Working knowledge of information technology such as e-mail, the internet and other software applications.
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • A First Aid qualification or willingness to gain this qualification.
  • Experience of working with people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • Work positively and effectively as a member of a team.
  • Attend and contribute to meetings.
  • Supportive, positive and non- judgemental attitude.
  • Be flexible with regard to hours of work.
  • Awareness of health and safety procedures or willingness to undertake training.
  • Self-motivated and the ability to motivate students to achieve goals.
  • Commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and knowledge of Disability Discrimination Act.
  • Demonstrate empathy with students.
  • Ability to motivate students to learn.
  • Knowledge of Team Teach Techniques.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of Equality and Diversity.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
  • Ability to demonstrate behaviours which support the Core Values of the College.

For a full job description including duties and responsibilities of the role, please see the job description attached below. 


Safeguarding Statement:

Warwickshire College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Warwickshire College Group

Warwickshire College Group