Lead Learner Support Worker

Brighton, East Sussex
Based on a 38 week contract
10 Aug 2018
24 Aug 2018
Lead LSW
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you looking to further your career in education? Are you passionate about learning difficulties? Could you make a difference to young people's live? Then this could be the job opportunity for you.........

St. John's is a school and college for young people with learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge. Our employees empower our learners and help to develop their aspirations and opportunities; preparing them for the future.

We are looking for a talented and experience Learner Support Worker to take the challenge and develop their career to the next step as a Lead.

The specific responsibilities identified as the Lead LSW role are:

To recruit, supervise and manage a team of Learner Support Workers ensuring the highest standards of learning support are maintained within St. John’s.

Further developing and participating in the recruitment process of bank staff / LSWs; including shortlisting, interviewing and participating in assessment centres.

Providing induction and job familiarisation training for new staff. Undertaking monthly probation meetings, half-termly supervisions and annual performance reviews (mid-term and end of year).

Addressing any performance management issues as required.

Attending timetabled sessions, acting as role model to Learner Support Workers in the development of teaching support skills and transferring specialist expertise.

Carrying out training needs analysis with Teaching Assistants/ Learner Support Workers to ensure continued self-development of staff and updated skills.

To undertake Learner Support Worker observations, providing feedback and recommending developmental areas.

Carrying out formal observations, including joint observations with the Pathway Leader as part of the moderation process. Providing the LSW with verbal and written feedback.

Liaising with the LSW’s line manager regarding feedback for supervisions.

Identifying training needs to support the LSW in their professional development.

Liaising with Teachers, Pathway Leaders and the Wellbeing Team.

At St. John's you will earn a competitive salary, develop your career and have access to excellent training opportunities. You will attend 5 inset days per year whilst working in an active, challenging and dynamic environment and contributing to a diverse and forward thinking organisation.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30 - 16.30 - Term Time Only

Salary: £18,372 per annum

Base: St. John's College, Brighton

All job applicants will be required to provide 2 referees (one must be your most recent employer); proof of educational qualifications English and Maths GCSE A - C grade and undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.

This process forms part of our recruiting and safeguarding policy.

The full job description is available on our website or upon request.


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