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Learning Support Assistant Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire £20,610.06 - £22,968.41

Learning Support Assistant

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: £20,610.06 - £22,968.41 |
Posted: 18 Jan 2022 |
Closes: 25 Jan 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 11167

Role Responsibility:

Learning Support Assistant

G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services

Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Nr Milton Keynes, MK5 6AJ

Salary range : £20,610.06 - £22,968.41 per annum

Permanent, Full Time (40 hours per week)

Benefits: Company Pension, free on-site parking, uniform, on-site canteen, access to High Street Shop discounts, local Gym discounts and ongoing training and development


At Oakhill Secure Training Centre we look after young people aged 12 to 18 years old who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. The vulnerable young people in our 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. 


Oakhill Secure Training Centre works closely with the Youth Custody Services to ensure that its regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent offending.


The prime function of this key role is to assist young people within the education environment in the acquisition of skills, including literacy, numeracy and IT.



  • Assist teachers in the planning and delivery of education so that young people’s needs are met.

  • Assist and support young people to enable them to overcome barriers to learning and create positive educational opportunities.

  • Build and create mutual trust and respect with young people in order that they respond and react appropriately to information and guidance.

  • Support young people in developing individual action plans so that their needs are met.

  • Promote high standards of work and behaviour to assist in creating a learning environment that allows young people to maximise their opportunities.

  • Complete, maintain and supply documentation to ensure relevant information is accurately recorded, in line with exam board, 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.

  • Liase with relevant key stakeholders including schools, as required, to meet the young people’s needs.

The Ideal Candidate:

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:​


  • Level 2 or equivalent in literacy and numeracy
  • A relevant qualification or willingness to study for a qualification for Learning Support Assistants.


  • Plenty of life experience, common sense and a firm but fair approach
  • Strong organisational skills


At G4S, we invest heavily in our people.  If you join us you will have a job specific induction programme to equip you with the skills and knowledge for the job. As well as ongoing support and development opportunities we offer generous holiday entitlement, company pension, an onsite gym, free onsite parking and the chance to do an extraordinary job – every day.

Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and are a fully inclusive employer who aims to support all employees to be their true selves. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments for either the role or during the recruitment process

Safeguarding children and young people is our primary focus and the welfare of the child is paramount. Therefore we have a corporate responsibility to ensure that the safeguarding and our G4S values are at the centre of all we do.​

To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years.   You will also be required to undergo DBS enhanced level security clearance and will need to provide full details of your work and educational history covering the last 10 years as part of the screening process

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