Grafton is currently recruiting for a Learning Support Officer to work with a Regional Training College in the Newtownard's area. This post is term time dependant upon funding with an immediate start for the right candidate.
Purpose of role
To provide a support service to young people who require support whilst participating on the Training for Success or Apprenticeships NI Programme as agreed with the Disability Support Services Co-ordinator. If the role involves supporting the young person to achieve an Essential Skills (numeracy, literacy, ICT) qualification a supplementary sheet of duties will be provided. To carry out administrative duties required.
Reports to DSS Co-ordinator, works closely with participants & Staff, training organisations support agencies and key stakeholders
Hours of work
Monday - Thursday 9am - 3.30pm (2 classes per day)
Key job duties
Provide specialist support, tailored to suit the young persons' needs, as agreed with the DSS Co-ordinator.
Adapt all training and support materials to make them user friendly and differentiated to support the young person.
Assist the DSS Co-ordinator with the monitoring and evidencing of progress against Performance Targets set.
Provide monthly updates to the DSS Co-ordinator on the young persons' progress.
Maintain a confidential and effective system for processing and maintaining all internal documentation.
Stimulate and promote effective, learner-centred independent learning strategies for the young person to enable them to participate and heighten their motivation and self-esteem
5 G.C.S.E's at Grade C or equivalent to include English and Maths
At least 1 year experience in a similar role.
Experience in planning, delivery and evaluation of learning activities for individuals and groups.
Experience of working in an education environment.
Essential Knowledge Required
Ability to actively listen and relate to children, young people and adults in an empathetic manner, valuing their views, experience and recognise their strengths.
Ability to develop a good rapport with young people and use effective interpersonal skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills particularly communication and presentation skills.
Excellent organisational skills with a good ability to navigate the MS Office Suite.
Excellent numeracy/literacy skills.
Respect for diversity as you will be working with young people from a range of backgrounds.
Access to own car is essential.
The ability to use reading, writing, communication, spelling and grammar strategies to improve literacy skills.
Knowledge of the Essential Skills Numeracy, Literacy and ICT qualifications from entry level-level 2.
Ability to use ICT as a learning tool and for record keeping.
Training would be desirable in the following areas Safeguarding, Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, Dyslexia or SEBD.
Candidates with BSL (British Sign Language) & with Note taking experience.
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