Student Support Assistant

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 30 Sep 2023

** Fixed Term Contracts to Permanent positions available**

Full Time – 5 days p/w – 33.25 hrs p/w – Monday-Friday: 9 – 3.30pm (Wednesday 9 – 4.15pm)
Part Time – 4 days p/w – 26 hrs p/w – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9 – 3.30pm
Part Time – 3 days p/w – 19.50 hrs p/w – Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9 – 3.30pm

Term Time Only Posts of  37 or 38 weeks (depending on area of the provision assigned )   – * Staff are required to work last week of August to complete Training and setting up classes for September *

Based at the St Albans Campus
Start date: 29th August 2023

Are you interested in helping our learners achieve their full potential? Oaklands College is home to one of the largest SEN provisions for students aged 16-24 in Hertfordshire. The L.I.F.E provision (Learning for Independence and Future Employment) support a range of learners with S.E.M.H (Social, emotional and mental health), moderate and severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

The College also has a specialist department for students with Autism..

Our L.I.F.E student support assistants work with our learners who need additional support and guidance before moving onto another supportive programme, or further education, training and work. Support needed varies from student to student. Our more complex learners may require assistance with personal care, feeding and administration of medication. Experience of moving and handling skills in the work place would be an advantage, as well as familiarity with the use of hoists, although full training will be provided. Our S.E.M.H cohort will be supported following the STEPS programme, a therapeutic approach to promote positive behaviour management.

Although your assistance would be mostly practically based, emphasis is also placed on personal and social education, use of community services, information technology, literacy and numeracy, the development of employability and decision making skills. You will also work with tutors and students in the classroom and in practical activities.

Interviews will take place on a date to be confirmed


• Automatic entry into the Local government pension scheme

• A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn.

• Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.

• Free onsite parking.

• Subsidised onsite restaurant.

• A cycle scheme and discounted gym membership.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, and we particularly welcome applicants who are currently under represented in our workforce. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and disabled candidates.

Safeguarding Statement:

Oaklands College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory safeguarding checks.

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