• Alisdair Low

Learning Support Practitioner (LSP) - Minehead, Somerset - £18,500 - £20,879

Updated: May 10

This Academy is an Ofsted outstanding specialist college for young adults with learning disabilities (18-25 years old).

*Some occasional weekend availability is required for this role*

They offer training in independent life skills, plus the opportunity to learn catering skills.. The happiness, well-being and success of our learners is at the centre of everything we do.

The main purpose of the role:

As one of our Learning Support Practitioners your role will be to assist our students in our residential houses and at our catering college, to help achieve our mission which is to equip young adults with learning disabilities to find sustainable employment in the hospitality sector and to live independently.

Key Duties:

  • As an LSP we expect you to have high expectations of all students, and to constantly challenge and stretch each student at every opportunity.

  • As an LSP we expect you at all times, and under the guidance of the House Team Leaders/Tutors, to support the students in their learning, enabling them to reach their full potential.

  • We expect all LSPs to professionally and effectively support with managing student behaviour, seeking further advice and guidance where appropriate.

  • Work professionally and collaboratively with the session tutor to develop a positive, constructive and proactive relationship that benefits the students and contributes significantly to their success within each session and over the duration of the course.

  • Use strategies to promote students’ wider skills development, such as in communication, self-advocacy, presentation skills and team work.

  • Work professionally 1:1 with students as directed by House Team Leaders and other LSP’s, monitoring their personal management and independent skills.

Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.

Successful candidate qualities:

  • Experience in a similar role desirable but training can be provided for the right candidate

  • Experience in supporting in the care or education industry

  • Desirable an understanding of working with people with a disability

  • Level 2 in English and Maths

  • Desirable Level 3 qualification in education or care

What’s on offer?

  • Full training and continued support

  • Opportunity to gain qualifications, which will be funded by us!

  • 10% off accommodation, hot drinks and food at our Catering College Hotel

  • Life assurance and pension

  • Health cash back plan

  • Car lease scheme

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Perk box

  • Free parking

For more information on this position please contact Alisdair at Integritas Education.

Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Integritas is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback.