Camden Adult Community Learning provides learning opportunities across the borough of Camden, in community settings, schools and libraries. Our role is to
- encourage and support adults of all ages and backgrounds to make their first steps back into learning
- work in close partnership with local community organisations and groups, enabling us to reach those most in need and least likely to engage
- provide the highest quality teaching and learning and progression routes for all our learners
Our work is underpinned by inclusive learning and approaches that recognise the diversity of our community.
We have an fantastic opportunity for 6 Learning Support Assistants to join our multi-disciplinary Camden Adult and Community Learning (ACL) team. The main objective for the post holders is to to work as part of the team to provide one to one support within classroom- and work-based environments, aiding learners in accessing learning activities through effective support, enabling them to achieve their full potential. The successful candidates will be responsible for providing on course support to students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities both in classroom and throughout the Service.
Please note the successful candidates may be required to work evenings or on Saturdays in line with service needs.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
To be considered for one of these fantastic opportunities it is essential the successful candidates have previous demonstrable experience in a similar post working 1:1 supporting adult learners from diverse backgrounds in a classroom setting, reflecting the population of Camden and the ability to promote equality and celebrate diversity, particularly Adult Community Learning. You will possess excellent working knowledge of working with vulnerable groups, including those experiencing mental and physical health issues, those at risk of homelessness and those with learning disabilities. Additionally you will have extensive experience supporting adult learners with a range of differing experiences, levels of English language, backgrounds and skills. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard
Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard. The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.
How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing dates for applications: Tuesday 3rd March 2020
Interviews to be held: Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th Match 2020
Please quote reference: 20000038
Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are Monday 20th April, Monday 18th May and Monday 15th June 2020