Business Unit:
Broadstairs College
Location:
Broadstairs
Salary Details:
£20,864 (FTE) per annum- £8,629.84 per annum
Hours Per Week:
21
Weeks Per Year:
38
Annual Leave:
Holiday Payment of £1,408.03 will be paid in addition to advertised salary
Proposed Interview Date:
21/02/2023
Advertising End Date:
09/02/2023

About The Role

**Please note that this is a Fixed Working Week vacancy which requires successful candidate to work 6.2 weeks during term time and the salary will be the pro-rata figure advertised**

 

As a Learning Support Practitioner, 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 as a Learning Support Practitioner at EKC Group is an extremely rewarding role with excellent benefits, such as, access to a range of discounts on many high street stores and a generous pension scheme. If you are interested in the role and being at home for the school holidays, no weekend work and no night shifts we want to hear from you.

 
Payment for 6.2 weeks pro rata, £1,408.03 will be paid equally in your twelve monthly salary payments in addition to the advertised pro rata salary.

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.


The successful candidate 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 your 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, Physical needs experience in working with the above needs would be an advantage. This may also include personal care, assisting with mobility and specific medical/feeding needs. Experience in working with the above needs would be an advantage but full training will be given.

 
If you would like to discuss the role informally before applying,  please do contact Megan Ilett-Mackie (Deputy Head of ALS Broadstairs) on 01843 605040 who will be very pleased to answer your queries.

About Us

Commitment to Safeguarding

EKC Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we ensure that all staff are aware of their responsibilities for upholding these principles. The Group’s designation as a ‘designated establishment’ means that all posts within EKC Group are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. We therefore have an obligation to carry out robust checks to ensure that staff are suitable to work with children and vulnerable adults; applicants are therefore advised that appropriate safeguarding checks (including an enhanced DBS check) will be undertaken on all successful applicants; job offers will be made on the basis of satisfactory DBS and other checks, including the receipt of two references. If you are successful in obtaining an interview, your suitability to work with children and vulnerable adults will be explored as part of the interview process. Applicants should note that it is a criminal offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. All applicants are required to complete and submit a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children and vulnerable adults.

Commitment to Equal Opportunities

EKC Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of our communities. We are particularly keen to increase the diversity of our staff body and encourage applications from candidates where there is underrepresentation in our workforce. We are proud to hold the Positive About Disability Award; this confirms our commitment to interviewing all applicants who declare that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria outlined in the person specification. Similarly, our commitment to Care Leavers means that we will interview applicants who meet the minimum criteria and who have declared on their application that they are a Care Leaver.

We welcome applications from anyone wishing to work flexibly and those considering a return to work from a career break.

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