Independent Learning Support (Aspire)

Hereward College
Coventry, West Midlands
£8.9423 - £9.9860 per hour
11 Jun 2021
09 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Independent Learning Support (Aspire)

Start date 25th August 2021

 Permanent and temporary roles

Various hours and days to suit the needs of the College

Term Time only – 37 weeks (as defined by the College) + 7.1 weeks paid holiday.

Salary – £8.9423 - £9.9860 per hour

Please note these roles are subject to funding

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.

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.

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 where required.

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

Completed application forms and the diversity monitoring form should be downloaded from our website and emailed to

To read more or apply, go to our website:

The College will shortlist and interview successful applications as the applications are received. Applicants are encouraged to submit their completed applications as soon as possible. The College reserves the right to close this advert when sufficient applications have been received.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to complete pre-employment checks including an Enhanced DBS disclosure. Start dates will be conditional upon receipt of a satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Whilst all applications are judged on merit alone, we would welcome applications from ethnic minority candidates, as this section of the community is currently under-represented in our workforce. The College Is committed to supporting employees who experience mental health difficulties and is proud to display the Mindful Employer logo.

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