student support worker in leicester

19 July 2018
jonathan ratcliffe, randstad student support
job type
£ 9 per hour
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leicester, east midlands
student support
job type
working hours
£ 9 per hour
reference number
jonathan ratcliffe, randstad student support
0161 247 8800
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job description

Student Support Worker - Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

Have a desire to help others? Want to make a poignant difference to the life of another individual?

We are looking for individuals that aim to improve the life of students and help them achieve their goals. Working with students with a wide range of needs, including academic, social, emotional and physical. To bring you the pleasure of seeing them develop, grow, and fulfil their potential, whilst also empowering them with.

You will be supporting students who may have Special Educational Needs which could include Autism, Asperger's or moderate and severe learning difficulties, helping them achieve their potential by providing learning support both in and out of class, at a college in Leicester.

This role would suit someone who is looking for flexibility and term time hours. This is the perfect role to fit around your studies. You will be employed based on student needs and your individual availability.

Benefits for you

* Free DBS check - this is normally £50
* Free eye sight tests
* Free on-site training
* Free Distance Learning Courses - 3 different course open to you to develop your knowledge
* Dedicated college disability advisor on college grounds
* 4 different campuses to work at
* Holiday pay
* Dedicated Consultant
* Competitive rates of pay - £9ph
* Statutory benefits: sick pay, maternity pay, paternity pay

Personal Attributes

* Caring, understanding with a real desire to support students with additional support needs
* Understanding of what a 'person centred approach' means
* Good written and verbal communication skills
* Be able to work under own initiative
* A proactive and "common sense approach"
* Ability to work as part of a team
* Ability to understand the concept of "support" in education being different to "care"
* Ability to manage stressful situations
* Be able to support students who may experience challenging behaviour and / or emotional difficulties
* Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, carers and students

Key Responsibilities

* To work under the direction of the teacher during sessions
* To develop learners' independence
* To develop learners' English and Maths skills
* Ability to keep students on task and engaged
* Ensuring the personal safety and well being of students and self at all times
* Provide support to students during breaks and lunch time
* Escorting students to and from taxis and during activities in the community
* Adhere to and implement student behaviour plans/ behaviour strategies
* Ability to monitor students' progress and set new targets
* Adhere to and implement student behaviour plans/ behaviour strategies
* Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, carers and students
* Students require a lot of social/emotional/pastoral support particularly within their friendship groups
* To deliver a high standard of support for learners with ALS needs on a 1:1 or small group basis
* Successful applicants must be suitable to work with children and vulnerable adults
* Helping visually impaired students


* Experience of children/adults with ASD/Asperger Syndrome
* Experience of SLDD settings
* Experience in personal care
* An understanding of alternative methods of communication that could be used with non-verbal students - PECS and Makaton/BSL

If you have a real desire to make a difference to others then this could be the position for you!

If you are interested in the above please call our Student Support Centre on 0161 247 8800 ask for Nicola or follow the link.

Randstad Student & Worker Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Student & Worker Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.


ability to recognise when to refer to other services,delivery of non-subject specific learning strategies,empathy,good written communication,listening,one-to-one support,oral communication,organisation,scribe,spelling,time management,working with students,written communication



educational requirements

GCSE english (or equivalent)