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Learning Assistant

Posted: 9 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
Deeside, Wales Competitive
Fixed term & Part time CLC_2746

Coleg Cambria
Application Deadline
Friday, July 9, 2021
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Coleg Cambia: An Introduction

At Coleg Cambria, our aim is to be an exceptional institute of education. Having already achieved an 'Excellent' in our recent Estyn inspection and won a Platinum Corporate Standard Health at Work Award, we feel this is a good start.

We provide a warm welcome to all students and staff to make Coleg Cambria a place you want to be a part of. To ensure our students get the best experience and results they can, we make sure the people employed with us are happy. We nurture a positive work environment, a constantly expanding and improving workforce, and offer the opportunity to challenge yourself. On top of all that we have a wide range of benefits to make sure our employees feel valued, including generous annual leave, a great pension package, discount membership to our on-site gyms, salons, and professional training restaurants.

Our 5 Campuses situated in the stunning North Wales area are constantly expanding and evolving. With strong relationships with multiple companies in the area we help give our students the best start to their careers and help the local economy thrive. Wales has a strong and proud culture we continue to grow these important values by being committed to raising the Welsh language profile. We are very proud of what we have built here and we are now looking for someone to enhance our already exceptional workforce.

Job Summary

Exceeding expectations through education, innovation and inspiration...

Role Title: Learning Assistant

Location: Deeside

Contract Type: Fixed Term until August 2022 - Part Time (25 hours per week - 36 weeks per year)

Salary: £18,709 - £19,184 - This salary will be pro rata and will be based on a salary assessment and experience.

Coleg Cambria are now looking for a Learning Assistant to join our team at Deeside who support our learners with Additional Learning Needs. We are ideally looking for individuals with previous experience in supporting learners in an educational setting. We are keen to recruit people who passionately believe that empowering and enabling young people with a range of abilities within a further education setting will help them to achieve their life and work aspirations.

Essential Requirements
  • It is essential that you have excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt your communication style when required to meet the needs of young people and adults.
  • It is essential you have strong literacy and numeracy skills at Level 2 or above
  • We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate empathy and understanding of a range of learning difficulties/disabilities as well as resilience, flexibility, patience and a sense of humour.
  • You will ideally have previous experience of supporting learners with additional learning needs in the classroom or significant relevant personal experience.
  • You will be expected to demonstrate a passion for empowering and enabling young people
  • You will demonstrate the ability to build good working relationships with learners and staff and have the ability to manage groups of learners and have a positive approach to challenging behaviours.

Coleg Cambria is committed to raising the profile of the Welsh language.

Welsh language skills are desirable for this position.

Coleg Cambria is a 'Disability Confident' Employer.

The promotion of Equality and Diversity is an essential part of the work we do and as part of this, the College is committed to having a diverse staff group.

The safety of children, young people and adults identified as 'vulnerable' is paramount and Coleg Cambria is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of these individuals and to the rigorous implementation of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) procedures and arrangements. A DBS Disclosure will be requested from the successful candidate being offered the position. Depending on the role you are applying for if successful, you may also be required to register with the Education Workforce Council.

Please be aware that Coleg Cambria reserves the right to close our vacancies earlier than the listed date if we have received a high level of applications. We would recommend that if you wish to be considered that you complete the application as promptly as possible.

Closing date for applications : 09/07/21


Excellent Pension Scheme(s)

Generous Annual Leave Entitlement

On Site Nursery Provision

Discounts on a Range Of College Evening Courses

Access to A Wide Range of E-Learning and Professional Development

Discounted Gym Membership

Excellent Sports and Fitness Facilities

Free Parking on All Sites

Cycle Scheme

Discounted Rates for Hairdressing and Beauty Treatments

Discounted Rates for Restaurants
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