Learning Support Practitioner – Harlow, Essex

Learning Support Practitioner

Harlow College Group

Harlow, Essex


Learning Support Practitioner – SEND

Starting salary £19,386.40 (Actual) per annum

36 hours per week

Term time only

Location: Harlow College


About the team

Harlow College students receive an outstanding level of Learning Support from the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) team. Our staff have the specialist skills and knowledge to deliver high-quality, personalised support that effectively meets the needs of learners.

About the role

To provide learning support to students as appropriate, to enable them to fulfil their potential to achieve e.g. clarifying content, making simple notes, differentiating materials, improving their ability to manage their own learning needs.

What we are looking for

You will need to have experience of working with young people with learning difficulties or disabilities and an awareness of diverse learner needs. We welcome applications from candidates who hold a qualification in autism or who have extensive experience of supporting students with autism. Ideally you will be educated to a minimum of Level 3 Maths & English (Minimum Level 2) with good IT skills and have experience of working within an educational environment. It would be advantageous if you hold either a SEN qualification or NVQ3 in supporting Teaching and Learning (or equivalent). Experience of working with learners with challenging behaviour and mental health concerns would also be an advantage, however training can be provided.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is organised and able to work autonomously and calmly under pressure, is able to communicate well with people of all ages and from all backgrounds, can demonstrate a positive and inclusive manner and is solution focused.

What we can offer

The successful candidate can expect the College to fund any training required for the role, investment in their professional development, opportunities to further their career as well as an excellent benefits package.

Still unsure if this is the right role for you?

If you would like to pop in or have an informal discussion to find out more, please contact Tracy Mucci on 01279 868 228 or Nicola Gibson on 01279 868 071

or email [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 1st March 2023

This vacancy may close early dependant on the volume of applications received, we therefore encourage you to apply ASAP.

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.