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Learning Support assistant

  • Location:

    Alton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £15659 - £19500 per annum

  • Contact:

    Nikki Hunt

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    January 2019

  • Consultant:

    Nikki Hunt

We are looking for Student Support Assistants to join an organisation in Alton, that provides education, care, therapy and medical support to young people with physical and learning disabilities.

The Organisation.

The organisation provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Their aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.

Term Time only roles or Full year jobs available

Day and Night job roles available depending on preference

Earning potential would be up to around £15,659- £19,500 depending on qualifications.

Shifts include early shifts (7am start), late shifts (10 pm or 10.30 pm finish) and alternate weekends (can sometimes be flexible).


  • Pension from start of employment up to a max of 7.5%
  • Life Insurance
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Health Cash plan
  • Competitive Sick pay
  • Generous Holiday leave.
  • Training and Development
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Perk Box
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Access to on-site swimming pool
  • Working in the lovely village of Alton

The Main Purpose of Job:

Student Support Assistants (SSA's) work under the direction of teacher/tutor and Residential Manager and in this case, their main purpose is to assist students who need help because of their disabilities.

The Duties:


Preparation of materials for all lessons and clearing up afterwards e.g. photocopying, laminating, assisting with classroom displays and preparing teaching materials

Helping "set up" students with a range of computer equipment

Assisting with therapy programmes.

Working alongside the therapists to encourage students to effectively access the whole curriculum

Guiding students in carrying out the work set by the teacher (this may be as the person in charge of a small group with no teacher present)

Helping with maintenance of teaching aids and equipment in classrooms

Care Support Duties

To help implement all aspects of individual care plans, including the administering of drugs and medication, in line with required school policy and procedure.

To encourage the students to do as much as possible for themselves by guiding them and showing them what to do when necessary.

Helping students in all aspects of daily living including washing, dressing, bathing, showering and after toilet hygiene.

Assisting in changing students and participating in PE and Swimming. (Personal circumstances will be considered)

To assist students to achieve their ILP/IEP goals

To keep robust records in line with regulatory requirements


Assisting with outings that are taking groups or individual students off site

Referral Bonus

At Vetro Recruitment we recognise that exceptional people always know other exceptional people, so why not earn £50 to £250 for referring them to Vetro Recruitment.

At Vetro Recruitment we have over 25 years experience helping people plan their career path, navigate the job market and find their ideal role. We pride ourselves on the service we offer our candidates. We will work alongside you at all stages of the job application process and help you identify, apply for and secure your ideal role. Whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary position we're here to help.

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