Student Support Assistant - Recruitment Open Day
Are you interested in becoming a Student Support Assistant for our SEN Students?
If so, we are holding an open day at our St. Albans Campus on Thursday 16th June. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet current members of staff and learn more about the role, the job opportunities we have and how we can support your career.
Ideal candidates will have experience of working with students/young people with additional needs in either schools or adult education and ideally hold a NVQ Level 2 or above however this is not essential providing you have enough experience and passion in the caring field your application would be considered.
The core working hours for the role will be from 9:00am – 3:30pm (Wednesday – 4:15pm) during term time (working weeks can vary from 37/38/39 weeks per year, weeks worked would be depending on which area you work).
We have open positions available to start from Tuesday 30th August 2022.
The hours offered are defined for the academic year, you are paid for the hours you work during term time. As this is a term time only position, hours not worked outside of term are unpaid. We have a range of hourly paid posts available between 3 - 5 days per week.
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 and is accredited through the National Autistic Society (NAS).
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 workplace 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. In addition, you will support students with their personal care needs; this can range from full changing/hoisting for wheelchair users, through to prompting students to wash their hands, depending on the needs of the individual.
How to apply
Thank you for your interest in the Student Support Assistant Recruitment Open day.
If you are interested in attending the open day, please upload an up-to-date CV to FE Jobs, via the apply button.
Details of the open morning will be communicated to you ahead of the 16th June, if you have any questions or would like to speak to someone before submitting your CV please contact the HR Department via the contact centre.
At this stage you won’t be required to formally apply for the role, if after you have attended the open day and would like to express your interest in the SSA vacancies you will be invited to formally apply for the live positions.
WHAT WE OFFER:
• Hourly paid rate of £12.19 per hour
• 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.
• Fantastic facilities to achieve qualifications though the College
Closing date for applications: Sunday 5th June
Open Event Date: Thursday 16th June, from 10am – 12.00pm