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Woodhouse College
Applications open Alica Derome Rebecca Saul

Learning & Medical Support Assistant (male)

Learning and Medical Support Assistant (male)
Temporary, full-time post – term-time only (39 weeks)

Starting as soon as possible

Salary: £21,351 – £23,336 pro-rata per annum
We are looking for an experienced and committed Learning and Medical Support Assistant who has worked with students in an education setting or in the voluntary sector to join our friendly Student Services Team. This is a temporary post that will run for the duration of the A Level course until the end of the summer term 2021, in the first instance. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a supportive and successful department. The postholder will provide 1:1 support to students to help them with their overall development and academic work, whilst supporting their physical and mental wellbeing in a college environment. This will include support with personal care assisting with specific needs and physical disabilities particularly for an individual male student.
We are looking for a kind, caring and sensitive individual with a positive attitude, plenty of enthusiasm and high levels of integrity and professionalism.
The salary will be on the sixth form college support staff salary scale between Points 22 and 25, currently £18,780 – £20,765 pro-rata per annum depending on experience, plus £2,571 London Weighting pro-rata per annum. As this is a term-time only post, the actual salary will be in the range of £17,793 to £19,447 inclusive per annum depending on experience.
Applications will be considered as and when they are received.
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
The College is committed to equality and diversity and encourages applications from minority ethnic groups which are currently underrepresented. The College is also committed to the protection of children and young people.
Job profile:
The postholder will be a member of the student services team and will be working closely with their line manager, the Additional Learning Support Coordinator. The postholder will provide 1:1 support to students to help them with their overall development and academic work, whilst supporting their physical and mental wellbeing in a college environment. The focus will be mainly on one specific male student.
Main responsibilities:
• To provide 1:1 academic support in the classroom and college environment.
• To provide 1:1 personal care supporting specific needs and physical disabilities. 
• To follow a care plan and deliver intimate and medical care as appropriate following advice from the Occupational Health therapist and parent.
• To work collaboratively on a continuous basis with the ALS Coordinator, the student services team and all relevant parties to understand the needs of the student to support them appropriately.
• To keep the ALS Coordinator regularly informed about the student’s progress.
• To support the ALS Coordinator and student services team with administrative tasks.
• To liaise closely with teaching staff, personal tutors and progress managers with updates about the student’s progress and to collate relevant teaching materials and resources when needed.
• To support the individual student in and outside of the classroom, throughout the college buildings and during lunch times where appropriate.
• To have an input into the learning and progress needs of future planning and provision for the student and contribute to the support plans and reviews.
• To have the ability and willingness to understand the A level syllabus of relevant subjects.
• To provide input into the planning and evaluation of learning activities to enable teaching staff to make informed decisions when developing their plans; this would be with a particular focus on the needs of the individual student and their physical disabilities.
• To contribute to the development of provision of programmes and workshops (for teachers and relevant staff) which support the student’s additional needs, with particular reference to the care of physical disabilities.
• To attend meetings and participate in staff training events and to maintain relevant skills and knowledge as appropriate.
• To record and update student progress records.
• To attend to the personal, social, emotional and physical needs of the student, to ensure their wellbeing is maintained.
• Contacting parents/carers and external agencies regarding student issues.
• Making referrals to other members of the student services team where appropriate.
• Supervising groups of students in the learning zones during unscheduled time.
• Invigilating during exams, including acting as a reader and/or a scribe.
• Receiving updates on skills and knowledge relevant to the post as appropriate.
• Maintaining awareness of the requirements of the college Health and Safety Policy and adhering to health and safety rules in the workplace.
• Ensuring adherence of the college General Data Protection Regulation policy.
• Demonstrating a commitment to the college Single Equality Policy.
• Undertaking such other duties and responsibilities appropriate to the post as may be required by the Principal and senior leadership team.
Essential requirements:

Qualifications and experience
• GCSE or equivalent literacy and numeracy
• Experience in working with students with ALS needs and disabilities
Other skills, knowledge and abilities
• Ability to use record keeping systems
• Good IT skills and confident user of Outlook, Word and Excel
• Awareness of development and stages of development of sixth form students
• Ability to communicate with sixth form students and staff across all levels
• Ability to deal with students’ physical, emotional and behavioural needs as well as provide individual support as appropriate
• Ability to solve problems and take action when appropriate
Personal Qualities
• Possessing a caring, sensitive and kind manner
• High levels of integrity and professionalism
• Ability to observe confidentiality when needed
• Ability to work well in a team
• Enthusiasm, energy and commitment to the post
• Ability to relate positively to students, teachers and other colleagues
• Ability to work flexibly when required
Awareness and understanding
• Committed to promoting an inclusive ethos in the College
• Understanding of and commitment to equality and diversity in practice
• Commitment to safeguarding the interests and needs of young people
Desirable requirements:
• Experience of working in education or the voluntary sector
• Relevant NVQ3 or equivalent or three years full-time relevant experience
• SEN qualification
• First Aid qualification

For further information about the College, the Student Services department and for downloadable documents, please go to the following links:



If you require any further information or you'd like assistance, please don't hesitate to contact personnel@woodhouse.ac.uk or call 020 8492 8228 to speak to a member of the personnel team.