Activate are seeking to recruit a number of LSAs’ who have experience of working with students with learning difficulties, disabilities and complex needs. Experience of supporting young adults aged 19-25 years engaged in further education (FE) Study programmes (including vocational subjects and work experience), primary or secondary education or social care settings is desirable. You will be responsible for supporting learners to engage in their learning and will have experience of working with learners at pre entry through to level 1.
We are looking for driven and motivated individuals to support learners to learn independently, and with a passion for supporting young people to achieve their full potential and who would like to be part of a growing organisation.
Successful candidates will be required to work one to one and/or as group support for young adults with special needs including ASD, PMLD sensory issues and speech and language difficulties. This role will also involve feeding, administration of meds, changing and personal care. You will be committed to working with young people who have learning difficulties and/or physical disabilities supporting students in a range of FE subjects at pre entry, entry level 1-3 and a small number of level 1 students.
The role requires you to be a confident LSA with preferably 1 year’s further education or social care experience. A relevant LSA qualification preferred or be willing to work towards (full training will be given to obtain Level 3 LSA certificate in special needs).
Activate is a registered Charity which was founded in 2005. We specialise in working with individuals who have a disability, those at risk of disengaging with education or those no longer in education, employment or training. We are a high quality specialist provider of further education programmes in Knowsley and Wirral.
Our further education programmes for 19-25 year olds with learning difficulties and or disabilities are entirely person centred. We offer a personalised curriculum for each student on program.
Our aim as an organisation is to provide ground breaking education programmes which help young people with disabilities to develop skills in order to build confidence, develop employment skills and encourage independence within the local community.
Due to the nature of work the above post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and appointment will only be confirmed if a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure is obtained from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Post: Learning Support Assistant (LSA) – PMLD
Hours: Part Time 8:30am - 16:00pm (you will be required to work to 18:00pm every other Tuesday if applicable) 3 days per week
Contract: Term Time - Permanent
Salary: £14,040.00 – £18,525.00 pro rata
REF No: LSAPMLD210918