Learning Support Worker - Term time role

£9.10 per hour ( £16,301.54 pa pro rata ) rising to £9.56 per hour ( £17,116.62 pro rata) from January 2022
Role type:
Term-Time Only, Part Time
41 hours 39 weeks per year
Contract type:
Term-time only
Closing Date:
Job Details:

National Star College is a specialist further education college for young adults aged 16-25 years with complex physical and learning disabilities.  Our staff team is a community of people dedicated to supporting our students to achieve their aspirations.

We have just agreed a salary increase of 5% across all our jobs from January 2022 to recognise the commitment and dedication of our staff.

All new staff joining National Star will also be eligible to receive a welcome bonus of up to £250 (pro-rata) upon successful completion of their probation.

We are looking for person centred, dynamic and proactive Care & Education Facilitators at our college in Hereford to support young adults with varied and complex disabilities to learn, develop and flourish whilst maintaining their health and wellbeing, so that they can reach their full potential whilst at College.

As a Care & Education Facilitator you will provide high standards of support to learners including providing personal care and supporting their therapeutic, social and educational activities to facilitate their learning, empowering the individual and encouraging autonomy.

Enthusiasm, professionalism and a strong work ethic is essential, as well as being able to demonstrate a positive attitude towards the aspirations of young people with disabilities. You will be motivated and able to use initiative with the ability to manage change, rise to a challenge and be resilient in character.

Experience of working with people with learning and/or physical disabilities and a level 2 qualification in care or learning support is desirable, however applications will be welcomed from people with no previous experience who can demonstrate the potential to develop in the role. We expect very high standards so we provide excellent support and training to enable you to meet these.

This post requires holders to work between 8.30am – 4:30 (5pm team meeting day) Monday to Friday in a variety of patterns during the 39 week term time.

The salary for this role will be £9.10 per hour £16,301.54 pa pro rata) rising to £9.56 per hour (£17,116.62 pro rata) from January 2022. 

Who are we?

We’re a growing charity with more than 1,100 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.

Our charity runs a specialist independent college for residential and day learners with complex disabilities in Gloucestershire (near Cheltenham) and two further day colleges in Hereford and Wales. We also run supported internships and traineeships, travel training and work in partnership with charities and other organisations across the UK.

We also provide high quality residential long-term living accommodation for young people with disabilities in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Hereford and Malvern.

Our mission is clear and shared by those who work as part of our team. We are committed to playing our part in ensuring that people with disabilities can achieve their potential as equal and active citizens in control of their own lives.

How to apply:

If you are interested in joining our team, please use the link to complete your application.  Alternatively please call our recruitment department on 01242 527631 ext 3203 for further information or send your cv to HR@nationalstar.org

Important Information

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.

Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.

We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system, please call the HR Team on 01242 527631 or email HR@nationalstar.org

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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