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We require sessional Student Learning Support Workers to support our students in their learning across all departments.

The centre delivers programmes for students working towards a level 1 or 2 vocational qualification, alongside Maths and English, Employability and Personal Growth and Well-being, to enable them to progress into further training or employment.


Some of the students may have mild to moderate learning difficulties and some have an educational health care plan (EHCP) in place to support their learning needs.


Job Outline and Purpose

  • To provide learning support to student/s (16-24) with special educational need and disabilities (SEND)

  • To assist in the programme being a positive impact on the young person’s development, ensuring students engage and experience a differentiated learning programme to support their needs to enable them to achieve their goals

  • To provide Information, Advice and Guidance and to support participants to overcome and remove barriers to further education, employment or training

  • To support participants to progress into sustainable further education, employment or training

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

  • To provide a safe and welcoming environment to support learners within a group and on an individual basis

  • Assisting learners to develop basic life skills such as budgeting, shopping, cleaning, and personal hygiene to encourage independence and self-help skills

  • Helping to set rules and boundaries for the learner’s behaviour, ensuring clear instructions and shared strategies within the team

  • Liaise with parents / carers to share information and provide feedback

  • Liaise with tutors to ensure you are aware of the aims and objectives of sessions you are supporting learners

  • Monitor attendance and behaviour, completing regular reviews to record progress and highlight issues and challenges that may need addressing

  • Keeping accurate records and report paperwork, including daily logs of support and interventions, liaising with tutors to ensure shared communication and feedback

  • To manage students and their individual learning plans, closely monitor and review progress against plans ensuring strategies and resources are in place to help achieve outcomes

  • To participate in review meetings, preparing documentation where appropriate

  • To arrange and accompany learners on outings, visits, community, and recreational activities

  • Provide Information, Advice and Guidance signposting to alternative specialist agencies for further support where necessary

  • Support participants to overcome barriers to further education, employment or training and independent living

  • Support participants to research, apply and prepare for employment/training vacancies and opportunities

General Duties

  • Support and promote the Centre’s equality and diversity, health and safety, smoking, safeguarding, and other policies, processes, arrangements and objectives

  • To undertake such reasonable duties and responsibilities as are commensurate with the level and responsibility of the job


Person Specification


  • Minimum level 2 or GCSE 9-4 in Math’s and English

  • Level 3 supporting teaching and learning

  • Level 2 safeguarding

Knowledge & Experience

  • Working with individuals who may experience emotional and behavioural difficulties

  • Supporting individuals with learning difficulties

  • Understanding of the SEND code of practice

  • Understanding of the EHCP review process

  • Competent in use of IT

  • To devise individual support plans

  • To support young people in an educational setting to retain their attention during sessions


  • To work one-to-one and set challenging targets

  • Excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills

  • Be able to work flexibly, independently and as part of a team

  • To persuade and influence others and deal with conflict/challenging behaviour

  • To work well under pressure

  • To work to targets and deadlines

  • Highly motivated

  • Innovative and solution focused

  • To remain positive, with a bubbly, engaging personality

  • Excellent organization skills and ability to work on own initiative

  • To meet targets and provide a quality service to all stakeholders

  • To discuss British Values and embed into support sessions

Other Information

This role profile is intended to provide a guide to the main duties and responsibilities involved in the post at the date it was drawn up.

Trans4m changes to meet demands of customers and stakeholders, therefore duties within job roles are also subject to change from time-to-time. This role profile will be regularly reviewed and updated, and staff are expected to employ a flexible approach to their work to adapt to these changes.

All staff are expected to;

  • Demonstrate and uphold Trans4m’s values at all times

  • Demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students

  • Conform to Trans4m’s health and safety policy, promoting a safe environment for all

  • Conform to Trans4m’s equality and diversity policy, championing/promoting improvements

  • Contribute to continual improvement

  • Be appropriately qualified

  • Attend and participate in training events/days to continually build CPD

Job Types: Part-time, Fixed term contract, Freelance, Temp to perm

Contract length: 5 months


Salary: £11.79 per hour


ScheduleMonday to Friday

Work Location: One location

We would like an immediate start for an experienced person, the role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Student Learning Support Worker

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