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Learning Support Assistant

Dartington, Totnes

  • Full time
  • 2024-06-29
  • £18,150 a year
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 040624-50409


Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people with learning disabilities?

We are seeking a Learning Support Assistant to join our team. In this role, you’ll motivate and inspire our students to achieve their full potential, by supporting a positive learning environment and championing independence.

Who we are:

Since 1996, we’ve been empowering people with learning disabilities in Devon to achieve their dreams and build fulfilling lives. Our core values of kindness, respect, and positivity guide everything we do.

What you’ll do:

– You’ll work alongside our tutors and will be a source of support for students to ensure they are motivated, happy and engaged in their learning and development.
– Inspire and encourage students through their transition from school to college and enable them to learn and practice independence.
– Support in a range of tasks to facilitate a positive, supportive learning environment and ensure that all students realise their full potential.

Our College staff operate over 38 weeks of the year; working 34.75 hours per week for 36 weeks (term time) and 34.5 hours per week for the remaining 2 weeks (outside of term time and allocated for training).

What we’re looking for:

– Experience of working with people with learning difficulties, as well as knowledge and experience of the education sector.
– Great IT skills and sound knowledge of Microsoft Office systems.
– Committed to building and fostering positive relationships in the workplace.
– Great communication and organisation skills.
– A team-player, but equally able to work independently.
– Practical, enthusiastic and a positive attitude.
– Above all, you must have a passion for supporting young people and adults.

Make a difference and build your career at Lifeworks!

We’re passionate about supporting our staff just as much as we are about supporting our service users. When you join our team, you can expect:

– A Real Living Wage of £12.00 per hour
– A starting entitlement of 33 days’ paid holiday (pro-rata for part time), which due to the nature of the role, will be paid to you on top of your hourly rate meaning you’ll receive £13.75 per hour.
– A fully funded DBS check and update service to ensure a smooth onboarding process.
– Access valuable resources including an employee assistance program to support your mental and emotional health.

Building a diverse and safe team:

At Lifeworks, we’re committed to fostering a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. As a Disability Confident Employer, we actively encourage applications from individuals with disabilities who meet the job criteria, and we guarantee qualified candidates with disabilities an interview.

However, ensuring a safe environment for everyone we support is our top priority. Therefore, all staff undergo pre-employment checks, reference checks, and an enhanced DBS check.

Early applications encouraged!

Does the job role include personal care?: Yes

Working Patterns:

As a Learning Support Assistant, your working hours will be 09.00 am to 15.50 pm. However, once a week we hold a College meeting, so you will finish at 16.20 pm on that day.

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Job category

Care / support worker, Enabler, Learning disabilities, One-to-one support, Personal Assistant, Senior care / support worker, Youth work


Lifeworks Charity Ltd

Type of organisation



Social care


At Lifeworks we believe in the rights of all individuals with a learning disability, however complex, to receive the services and support they need to develop the skills and confidence to reach their full potential.

We are a charity in Devon that has grown a lot since our beginnings nearly 30 years’ ago. Our approach, which is to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities and their families, has not changed.

Lifeworks works to support people with learning disabilities to have great lives. Our services have people’s needs at their heart and strive to help them reach their full potential.

Our services include the provision of residential, specialist further education, and numerous community projects with our young people leading the way.

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