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Support Assistant - Learning Disabilities

  • Salary: £8 - £9 per hour
  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire
  • Date posted: 30-01-2019
  • Sector: Support Work, Social Care
  • Job type: Temporary / Shift Work
  • Job reference: SA- LD - NC_1548859320

We are currently seeking experienced Support Assistants to work in a well-known College based in Newbury. You will be working with young people aged 17 - 25 with challenging behaviour, learning difficulties, physical disabilities, ADHD and autism.

The ideal candidate must have experience working with young people, ideally within an educational based setting.

Please note that this position is term time only.


08:50am - 15:10pm Monday - Friday

Benefits for you as the Support Assistant:

  • Monday - Friday working hours
  • Term time only
  • To work as part of a stable supportive management team
  • Free training provided by Charles Hunter Associates
  • Opportunity for permanent employment

Your responsibilities as the Support Assistant:

  • Working one to one or two to one with students with a variety of learning difficulties
  • Ensuring the safety of the students at all times
  • Working closely with other work professionals such as teachers and social workers
  • Assisting students with activities and their learning and development
  • Encouraging positive behaviours

Requirements of you as the Support Worker:

  • Experience working with young people in an educational setting
  • Experience working with young people with a multitude of learning difficulties
  • Good level of written or oral English
  • Good use of literacy and numeracy to ensure accurate record keeping
  • NVQ level 2-3 desirable
  • Manual Handling, First Aid, Medication Administration, Safeguarding Vulneralble Children, Epilepsy and Food Hygiene Training

Location: Newbury

Salary: from £8.50 per hour

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Emily Game on 0118 948 5555 for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

If this Support Assistant role isn't what you are looking for, but you are looking to make a move within Social Work, get in touch, as we have many other opportunities!