Learning Support Officer for Learners with Learning Difficulties & Disabilities for Groundwork South and North Tyneside

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Contract Type: Permanent

Role Type: Employment

Hours: Part time

Application deadline:

Based: South Tyneside

Salary: £22,626 Pro Rata

Salary Type: Fixed Salary

Location: Tyne and Wear

Role description: Officer


Learning Support Officer for Learners with Learning Difficulties

& Disabilities


£22,626 per annum pro rata


30 hours per week, Term-Time only; may include weekend and evening work as required. Standard terms and conditions apply.


Route2Work College, Hebburn.

Job Summary:

Groundwork South and North Tyneside has been Changing Places and Changing Lives for over 30 years through a variety of environmental, learning, health and skills programmes: North East and Yorkshire – Groundwork

Groundwork South and North Tyneside is a dynamic, multifaceted organisation with unbounded ambition to transform people and communities – we ‘Change Places and Change Lives’ through a wide range of diverse, interesting and valuable projects and initiatives. Our priorities are to strengthen and grow our existing services by delivering long-term programmes that meet the needs of our stakeholders.

We are looking for a dynamic LSO to support the delivery of accredited learning to young people aged 16-24 with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities. The successful candidate will join the supportive and skilled team of support workers and will work with the Tutors and Service Manager to enable the young people to achieve their qualifications, develop their independence skills, emotional resilience and ultimately progress towards their future goals.

Learners at R2W College are working towards qualifications in vocational areas, as well as Functional Skills (Maths and English), work experience and a range of enrichment activities. Learning environments vary between classroom, farm, work placement, café and other vocational sites.

The role of the LSO is to work as part of the R2W Learning Support Team in supporting, guiding and including learners with learning difficulties/disabilities in both individual and small group learning sessions. The LSO will support the learners to complete tasks and/or work towards achieving targets set in their ILP’s (Individual Learning Plans).

We are a fast paced and diverse charity with an excellent track record in partnership working and high-quality delivery.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service.

Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Groundwork SaNT believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults and to keep them safe. We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.

Instructions for Applicants:

To apply, please carefully read the role description and person specification, complete the application form, declaration of convictions and equal opportunities forms and email them all to sant.recruitment@groundwork.org.uk

Please note, we cannot accept CVs in place of completed forms and hard-copy applications will not be reviewed. If you have any accessibility requirements that need to be discussed further then please contact sant.recruitment@groundwork.org.uk or call 0191 428 1144. Only successful applicants will be contacted to confirm interview dates and times, no feedback will be given on unsuccessful applications.

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 21st April 2024

Interview Date: 9th May 2024

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