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Supported Learning Assistant

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/838/24398
  • Published: Fri 24/06/2022, 11:06 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 25/07/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 0.01 hours per week
  • Salary: £11.89 per hour
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Surrey

The starting salary for this role is £12.69 per hour (including 15% annual leave entitlement).

This role will be based in one of our centres (Guildford, Camberley, Farnham, Woking, Sunbury and Molesey).

Surrey Adult Learning provides a wide range of part-time day and evening courses to adults. Within this, the Supported Learning team offers a programme of Entry level courses designed to give adults with learning disabilities (LD) the opportunity to develop their independent living, personal and employment skills.

We are currently recruiting Supported Learning Assistants (SLAs) to work at our centres in Sunbury, Woking, Guildford, Camberley and Farnham, starting in September 2022. 

This is a zero hours (bank) contract. The amount of work you are offered (during term time only) will depend on the current vacancy. There is no obligation on Surrey County Council as your employer to provide you with a guaranteed amount of work. A typical course will run for 2 hours per week over three 10-week terms. Please note that in some cases courses might not be viable due to low enrolments and may be cancelled. 

Classes are run in the north and southwest of Surrey and are located in our main centres (Guildford, Camberley, Farnham, Woking, Sunbury and Molesey).

Within the Supported Learning programme the main purpose of the Supported Learning Assistant (SLA) is to assist the tutor with their responsibility for the management and delivery of the teaching, learning and assessment process. Typical duties may include some, or all, of the following:

  • Enable the learner to use specialist equipment
  • Help with mobility difficulties
  • Help to develop motor skills
  • Break tasks down into manageable chunks
  • Challenge learners to encourage development and promote ideas and thoughts
  • Encourage participation
  • Develop communication strategies
  • Build confidence and self esteem
  • Clarify/explain tutor instructions for learners
  • Encourage concentration and focus
  • Provide tutor with feedback on learning
  • Supervise and support learners during the short break from formal learning in accordance with the tutor’s instructions

The team also deploy SLAs to support learners with additional needs enrolled on a course in other areas of the Service on a 1:1 basis.

The role does not include personal care for learners.

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Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday, 18th September 2022.

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis, and suitable candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Curriculum Support by e-mail at curriculum.support@surreycc.gov.uk and they will put you in touch with a member of the Supported Learning Team so that you can find out more about our current SLA requirements.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council 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 want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

 

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/838/24398
  • Published: Fri 24/06/2022, 11:06 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 25/07/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 0.01 hours per week
  • Salary: £11.89 per hour
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Surrey

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