Learning Support Mentor - Health and Personal Care
Cambridge Regional College
Cambridge Campus
2d ago

Job description

Ever considered a Teaching Assistant (TA) career and interested in helping young people? As we are seeking caring, supportive, team-players to join our Supported Learning team at Cambridge Regional College.

As student numbers continue to increase we have several new Teaching Assistant job opportunities at both our Cambridge and Huntingdon Campuses.

In addition to providing a friendly and supportive team and training, we can offer you a competitive salary of between £18,318 - £20,413 per annum (£15,628 - £17,415 per annum FTE, or pro rata for term time only), plus staff benefits.

About our Department and the role :

CRC is a really exciting place to work, and as we grow we are looking for caring, personable and empathetic Teaching Assistants with a real flair for empowering young people to join our Learning Support team.

The Supported Learning Department at CRC educate and care for our most vulnerable students. Every day is different and our TA can be supporting our students in a wide range of subjects that help to promote their confidence, independence, employability and self-reliance.

You could be working with students in our college garden, with small animals or doing art drama, music or wood skills as well as supporting in cooking lessons and maths and English.

We are ideally seeking candidates who have experience of working in a special education setting or may wish to make the move from primary education or social care.

A knowledge of supporting students working at Entry level and gathering evidence via RARPA would be an advantage.

Duties such as :

  • Supporting students with a range of learning difficulties and other disabilities
  • Enabling reasonable adjustments to help students to engage
  • Mentoring students and encouraging them to remain on task
  • Modelling skills so that the student can understand the tasks
  • Assisting with Personal Care and health needs
  • Promoting our college values.
  • What we are looking for in our ideal candidate :

  • GCSE English grade C / 4 or equivalent
  • Happy to undergo relevant training
  • Would enjoy working across college faculties i.e. supporting students on a variety of courses
  • Recent and demonstrable experience of working with people with special education needs (desirable, but not essential)
  • A positive can do’ attitude, sensitive to others needs, patient and reliable
  • A team player yet also able to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • These TA opportunities would either suit someone looking for a new, more flexible role within learning support where they are only working term-time and / or someone keen to transfer existing skills, such as from the care sector, and build a career in supported learning.

    Full training and support provided for our Teaching Assistant roles.

    About Cambridge Regional College :

    We are a large and inspirational centre of learning with Campuses in Cambridge and Huntingdon. We have outstanding teaching and leisure facilities and a reputation for excellence in a number of fields.

    Our campus facilities are among the best in the country. CRC is a college to be proud of and to be in.

    It is important to us that we recognise the hard work and commitment of our staff. As such, you can benefit from a range of rewards to support you in your daily life.

    Just some of the rewards you can benefit from as our Teaching Assistant (Health and Personal Care) :

  • New starter training
  • Assigned a buddy on joining us
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Free gym membership option
  • Discounted gym and fitness classes
  • BUPA Health Expenses cash plan and Occupational Health services
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Exclusive discounts for high street and online stores with Rewards CRC
  • On site restaurants, retail and coffee outlets
  • Staff Development opportunities.
  • Closing Date currently : 31st July 2021.

    Safeguarding statement

    Cambridge Regional College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, we expect all workers and employees to share this commitment.

    All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including a satisfactory Enhanced criminal records with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

    The College reserves the right to fill this vacancy ahead of the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.

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