Learning Support Assistant

Closing Date: Ongoing

Summary of Position

  • Provide a support service to young people who require support whilst participating on the Skills for Life and Work, Training for Success and/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).  

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide specialist support, tailored to suit the young person’s needs, as agreed with the DSS Co-ordinator.  
  • Prepare in advance of the support session and have all necessary resources for the session. 
  • 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 weekly monthly updates to the DSS Co-ordinator on the young person’s progress through the completion of engagement records.  

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

  • 5 G.C.S.E’s at Grade C or equivalent to include English and Maths.  
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in a similar role supporting people with learning disabilities 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. 
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable – hours are flexible and may involve evening and weekend work as required. 
  • Ability to demonstrate administrative skills with good record keeping. 
  • IT skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and Social Media use. 
  • Knowledge of statutory services and relevant legislation especially child protection and safeguarding. 
  • Understanding of the barriers faced by people with learning disabilities. 
  • A full current driving license and access to a car.  

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working in a learning environment. 
  • A Level 3 qualification 

Apply today

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

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