Supported Learning Assistant
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/818/13537
  • Published: Fri 23/04/2021, 9:27 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 21/05/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 0.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £10.35 per hour plus 15% annual leave allowance
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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Supported Learning Assistant

The starting payment for this position is £11.89 per hour (including 15% annual leave entitlement). This role will be based in one of our centres (Guildford, Camberley, Farnham, Woking, Esher, 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 accredited and non-accredited courses designed to give adults with learning disabilities (LD) the opportunity to develop their independent living, personal and employment skills.

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 south west of Surrey and are located in our main centres (Guildford, Camberley, Farnham, Woking, Esher, Sunbury and Molesey). However, where we are unable to deliver our courses in centres due to the pandemic, courses are being delivered online.

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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For an informal discussion about the role please contact Curriculum Support by e-mail at curriculum.support@surreycc.gov.uk where they will put you in touch with a member of the Supported Learning Team. We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21/05/2021. Suitable candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview.

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.

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.

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