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Role Title: Learning Assistant – 1:1 Support

Location: Northop – Independent Living Skills Centre

Contract Type: Fixed Term until August 2022 – Part Time (31.25 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 Northop in our Independent Living Skills Centre (ILS) who support our learners with more complex Additional Learning Needs. This role will be responsible for providing one to one support to learners with complex medical and learning needs. Therefore we are ideally looking for candidates with previous experience of providing a similar level of one to one support to young people.It is important to us that we 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 as well as complex medical needs either 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


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