Learning Support Assistant

Ongoing Recruitment


£12.95 per hour

Please Note:

Although our main offices are based in Slieve Gullion, your job will be based in your local area.

Summary of Position

  • Provide specialist disability support to young people who require assistance whilst participating on the Skills for Life and Work, Training for Success and/or Apprenticeships NI Programme. *
  • Carry out administrative tasks required and as agreed with line manager.

*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.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare any materials required in advance of the support session and have all necessary resources to ensure optimum support is provided to the participants.
  • Adapt all training and support materials as required to make them user friendly and differentiated to support the participant.
  • Support the Training Provider by delivering the appropriate disability specialist learning support for the participant.
  • Carry out all required administrative duties including engagement notes and department required documentation on any ongoing basis.
  • Assist the DSS Co-ordinator with the monitoring and evidencing of progress against Performance Targets set.
  • 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.
  • Maintain a confidential and effective system for processing and maintaining all internal documentation.

The key job duties listed above give a broad outline of the functions of the role.  However, these duties must be approached in a flexible manner.  The job holder will be expected to adapt to changing circumstances and undertake other duties as allocated by your Line Manager.  The outline of the job duties may change from time to time.  

General Duties

  • Carry out job duties in compliance with Clanrye Group’s policies and procedures to include equal opportunities and health and safety legislation.
  • Adhere to existing work practices, procedures and undertake relevant training and development activities and to respond positively to new and alternative systems.
  • Keep up to date with new resources in line with industry demand and currency ensuring participants are trained using the most up to date and current resources.
  • Act in compliance with all course examination, assessment, and validation requirements.
  • Ensure quality of provision at all times.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Clanrye Group through the completion of all tasks allocated to you and by attending staff and development opportunities to ensure that professional competency is maintained.

Essential Criteria

  • Educated to NVQ Level 2 or equivalent to include Maths and English.
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Experience in a similar role supporting young people/children within a group environment and / or on a one-to-one setting.
  • Effective 1:1 mentoring and motivational skills to encourage participants to undertake positive actions.
  • Good organisational skills
  • Experience of plan learning activities and completing records
  • Experience of giving extra support to young people to complete tasks
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable – hours are flexible.
  • Ability to demonstrate administrative skills with good record keeping.
  • Good knowledge of MS office to include Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • An ability to build good working relationships with both students and tutors
  • Knowledge of statutory services and relevant legislation especially child protection and safeguarding.
  • Full current driving license and access to a car.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working in a learning environment.
  • Appropriate educational attainment to meet the needs of the learner.
  • Experience dealing with challenging behaviour

Apply today

If you are interested in joining Clanrye Group, please follow the below steps:

  1. Download the Employee Monitoring Form & Application Form
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  • Fill out the contact form here and attach/upload the Employee Monitoring Form & Application Form or alternatively email ciara.grant@clanryegroup.com


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