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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:


  • Consultant:

    Nikki Hunt

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.

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

Shifts include 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

The Main Purpose of Job:

Student Support Assistants (SSA's) work under the direction of teacher/tutor and Residential Manager and 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)

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.

Implement the individual Young Persons Plans.

To keep robust records in line with regulatory requirements


Previous experience of working in a caring environment and/or with people with a learning difficulty or disability

A commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students

Willingness and ability to undertake work related training and utilise new skills and knowledge to enable improved support

To be able to provide personal care relevant to the students' needs

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