Learning Support Assistant

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £20,658 to £22,995
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Casual
Working Pattern: Part Time
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 30/09/2021 at 12:00
Reference: EGG/21/164109

We are looking to recruit pool staff to support learners with additional needs who are enrolled on our courses. Pool staff are managed by the Learning Support Coordinator.


Flexible part-time hours are available during the day, evenings and/or weekends to support adults with additional English and/or Maths needs within, or outside,  of the classroom. Support may be based at one of our main centres in Walthamstow or Leytonstone, or remotely according to Government guidelines.


Learning Support Assistants employed in the pool, work with individuals or small groups of adult learners of same, similar or mixed level abilities who have been identified from their course as requiring some support or who self-refer for additional support.   Adult learners are all part-time and may attend classes for as few as two hours each week. 


Learning Support Assistant (pool) Staff are required to:

  • hold English and Math qualifications at Level 2 or higher (obtained within last 5 years)
  • have a minimum experience of 1 year supporting adults in a classroom/educational setting
  • be confident to support learners with ICT skills and applications
  • be available to work, on a regular weekly basis each academic term at any of the allocated two main sites (Walthamstow & Leytonstone)
  • liaise with manager, lecturers and learners to obtain necessary information to support learner needs
  • complete records of evidence outlining support given and keep a register of attendance




Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

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