Independent Learning Support - Aspire

Tile Hill
£16,997 - £18,981
23 May 2019
14 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Term time



22 hours per week

Days to suit the needs of the College

Term Time only – 37 weeks + 7.1 weeks paid holiday

FTE Salary - £16,997 - £18,981, pro-rated for hours and weeks worked

September Start

Based in Coventry, we specialise in providing excellent education and support to learners with diverse and complex needs, including Autism. Our staff are committed to enabling learners to reach their potential and fulfil their ambitions.

We have an exciting opportunity for support assistants to join our team. The successful candidates will have a broad knowledge base of working with learners with challenging behaviours and experience of developing and supporting learners with special educational needs and disabilities.

In your role as a member of the ILS learning support staff team you will be responsible for supporting students in the Pathway in an educational environment under the guidance of the teaching staff.  You will be responsible for monitoring and assessing and recording students’ progress through effective target setting and ensuring that students are able to access the curriculum effectively. You will also be responsible for delivering all aspects of personal care to individual students.

The College’s ‘Aspire’ group is a small discrete provision catering for learners with complex emotional and behavioural needs.  You will ensure that the learners are effectively supported to reduce risk.  You will support the Inclusion Manager to implement and deliver a range of effective programmes that strive to provide the best learning experience for all.  You will be responsible for supporting a learner on a 1-1 basis, ensuring they are monitored and assisted in their learning.  You will have the ability to quickly establish positive relationships with learners and staff and be flexible to meet the needs of a diverse group.  A background in SEND and/or experience of working with challenging behaviour would be advantageous.

A level 2 qualification (GCSE Grade A – C) or equivalent in English and maths (or demonstration that you are operating at level 2 in both subjects) is essential.  

For details of this and other career opportunities visit  You should submit completed application and diversity monitoring forms to no later than 9.00 a.m. on Friday 14th June 2019.

 Interviews for this role will take place on Monday 24th June 2019.*

*The College reserves the right to change this date.

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