Learning Support Mentor Health and Personal Care (Creative industries)

  • Job Reference: CAMR171784
  • Date Posted: 15 April 2024
  • Employer: Cambridge Regional College
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £15,000 to £20,000
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Ever considered a Teaching Assistant (health and personal care) career and interested in helping young people? We are seeking caring, supportive, team-players to join our Creative Industries Team at Cambridge Regional College.

Just some of the rewards you can benefit from joining our staff, include:

- Generous holiday leave entitlement plus bank holidays

- Generous pension scheme

- Discounted rates on Apple products

- Free gym membership option and discounted classes

- Discounted rates on college courses

- BUPA Health Expenses cash plan and Occupational Health services

- Free on-site car parking

- Exclusive discounts for high street and online stores with Rewards@CRC

- On site restaurants, retail and coffee outlets (Costa Coffee at Cambridge Campus and Starbucks at Huntingdon Campus)

- Free independent telephone counselling service with our Employee Assistant Programme

- Staff Development opportunities.

About our Department and the role:

CRC is a really exciting place to work, and as we grow we are looking for caring, personable and empathetic Teaching Assistants with a real flair for empowering young people to join our Creative team.

Every day is different and TA's can be supporting our students in a wide range of subjects that help to promote their confidence, independence, employability and self-reliance. You could be working with students in our college garden, with small animals or doing art, drama, music or wood work skills as well as supporting in cooking lessons and Maths and English.

We are ideally seeking candidates who have experience of working in a special education setting or may wish to make the move from primary education or social care. A knowledge of supporting students working at Entry level and gathering evidence via RARPA would be an advantage.

As part of the role, you will:

Support students with a range of learning difficulties and other disabilities.
Enable reasonable adjustments to help students to engage.
Mentor students and encourage them to remain on task.
Model skills so that the student can understand the tasks.
Assist with Personal Care and health needs.
Promote our college values.

What we are looking for in our ideal candidate:

- GCSE English grade C / 4 or equivalent - or willing to work towards gaining this qualification
- Happy to undergo relevant training
- Enjoy working across college faculties i.e. supporting students on a variety of courses
- Have recent and demonstrable experience of working with people with special education needs (desirable, but not essential)
- A positive can do' attitude, sensitive to others needs, patient and reliable
- A team player yet also able to work independently
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

These TA opportunities would either suit someone looking for a new, more flexible role within learning support where they are only working term-time and/or someone keen to transfer existing skills, such as from the care sector, and build a career in supported learning. Full training and support provided for our Teaching Assistant roles.

Please note: internally this role is called Learning Support Mentor Health and Personal Care'.

Cambridge Regional College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, we expect all workers and employees to share this commitment.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including a satisfactory Enhanced criminal records with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The College reserves the right to fill this vacancy ahead of the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.