New Directions College is Reading Borough Council’s Community Learning and Skills service. This year we’re celebrating 64 years of Adult Learning in Reading.
New Directions College are seeking inspiring Learner Support Workers to support learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to access learning.
We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.
We’re a small friendly College delivering adult education and skills to over 3000 learners and Apprentices each year, directly and through our subcontractors and partners.
About the Role:
Are you seeking a flexible, part time, term time role where you can make a difference to local people’s lives?
The Learner Support Worker roles are offered on a part time, sessional basis for between 4 to 16 hours per week, during college opening hours.
If you have the ability to motivate and inspire others, promoting self-esteem and confidence please get in touch!
Would you like to support local adults with their learning and helping them develop further?
New Directions is committed to widening participation and inclusive learning and to support learners who need help accessing the curriculum.
Learner Support Workers will support tutors by helping meet the needs of individual or small group of learners, currently this will be predominantly face to face but may include some online support.
The post holders will be working with a range of learners with identified additional needs which may include physical or sensory impairment, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Aspergers, Mental Health difficulties and brain injuries.
These roles would suit individuals with a caring, warm personalities who are patient and are able to motivate learners and have the ability to liaise with the class tutor and other members of staff.
Learner Support Workers will have achieved a Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English or equivalent. The post holder should be ICT proficient with a Level 2 qualification in ICT or equivalent.
If you have the ability to motivate, inspire and enthuse others, promoting self-esteem and confidence please get in touch.
You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place.
Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:
Work Together as one team - work collaboratively, with each other and with our partners, and demonstrate the Team Reading values in everything we do
Drive Efficiency - show initiative, be adaptable to change and put forward ideas to help improve delivery and efficiency. Take responsibility for our own learning and development and for reaching our potential
Be Ambitious - be demanding of our own performance – striving to be even better – and be prepared to engage with and challenge leaders in a constructive and positive way
Make a Difference to Reading - maintain the highest levels of customer service and be flexible and willing to provide the services needed at the time they are needed
We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
- A wide range of flexible working opportunities
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
- Life Assurance - three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
- On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
- Season Ticket Loan - a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and from work
For further information about the role, please email Aliea Rashid – Aliea.Rashid@reading.gov.uk
Closes: Sunday 16th January 2022
Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.