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Student Support Worker - Supported Learning - Leicester, Leicestershire job description

19 january 2018

Student Support Worker - Supported Learning

Randstad Student Support is recruiting for student support workers to work with students with a wide range of needs, including academic, social, emotional and physical.

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.

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

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


* 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
* Pushing wheelchairs/people moving and handling
* Toilet shadowing
* Possible personal care
* 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
* Experience in moving and handling, eg. pushing a wheelchair
* An understanding of alternative methods of communication that could be used with non-verbal students - PECS and Makaton/BSL


* Dedicated Consultant
* Competitive rates of pay
* Holiday pay
* Free DBS check
* Free eye sight tests
* Statutory benefits: sick pay, maternity pay, paternity pay

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

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

Job Reference:LEICAS
Position Type:Temporary
Market Sector:Education, Training & Library
Working Hours:Part-Time
Location:Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary:£9 - £9 per hour
Contact:Adam Haynes, Randstad Student Support, Manchester, United Kingdom
Phone:0161 200 1930
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