Learning Support Assistant

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: £19,652 - £21,901 |
Posted: 18 Sep 2019 |
Closes: 2 Oct 2019 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 8103

Role Responsibility:

Learning Support Assistant

Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Milton Keynes

Salary range: £19,652 - £21,901 per annum

Full-time (40 hours per week)

A children's service that works closely with the Home Office, Youth  Custody Service  for England and Wales and the Ministry of Justice to ensure that its regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent offending is seeking a Learning Support Assistant based in Milton Keynes to join its expanding team. If you join this company, you’ll attend our comprehensive training programme to equip you with the skills and knowledge for the job. As well as ongoing support and development opportunities we offer a generous holiday entitlement, company pension, free onsite parking and the chance to do an extraordinary job – every day.


This Secure Training Centre looks after young people aged 13 to 18 years old who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention in custody. The vulnerable young people in its care can be challenging with a wide range of social and emotional complex needs. This is an environment that calls for high standards of social care and service delivery to provide a secure and stable environment for young people to develop their life skills and address the behaviours that have led them into custody.


As the Learning Support Assistant, your duties will be to:


  • Assist teachers in the planning and delivery of education so that young people’s needs are met.
  • Build and create mutual trust and respect with young people in order that they respond and react appropriately to information and guidance.
  • Help young people in developing individual action plans so that their needs are met.
  • Complete, maintain and supply documentation to ensure relevant information is accurately recorded, in line with company and contractual requirements.
  • Monitor young people’s progress advising teachers of any issues to ensure individual needs are met.
  • Monitor and analyse young people’s behaviour to avoid incidents, improve behaviour and safeguard their welfare.
  • Liaise with relevant key stakeholders, as required, to meet the young people’s needs.

The Ideal Candidate:


To be a successful Learning Support Assistant you will have the following skills and experience:


  • Level 2 or equivalent in literacy and numeracy.
  • A relevant qualification or willingness to study for a qualification for Learning Support Assistants.
  • Previous experience of working with young, vulnerable or challenging people
  • The ability to apply your own life experience, role-modelling positive and proactive behaviours, to achieve positive outcomes for young people.
  • A current enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Scheme) certificate.


If you have the qualities that we are looking for and the ability to make a difference, we want to hear from you!


It is every employee’s responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons he/she is responsible for or comes into contact with. Therefore every employee will be required to hold a current enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Scheme) certificate.


Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Youth Custody Service and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.


You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

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