Our client a large public sector organisation requires a Classroom Assistant to join their team in Ballymena.
Role: Classroom Assistant
Rate of Pay: £11.49
- To assist the Education Support Co-ordinator/Curriculum Area Manager in the promotion and achievement of high-quality Education Support and services.
- To assist the Education Support Co-ordinator to develop, implement and regularly review the appropriate, policies and procedures relating to Student Education Support services.
- To contribute to a systematic process of review, evaluation and planning of the Student Education provision
- To assist the Education Support Co-ordinator/Curriculum Area Manager in ensuring that the provision for student education support, reflects the priorities set by Government policy and the strategic direction and mission of the College and the Teaching & Learning Directorate.
- To be an integral part of the Education Support Unit/Curriculum Team and ensure work is carried out as effectively and efficiently as possible
- To ensure that students who have a learning need find the service effective and efficient and is consistent across the College.
- To contribute to the Student Services/Curriculum Team Operational Plan.
- To provide personal care support to the learner should the need arise.
- To provide support to individual learners undertaking programmes in an inclusive form. This support may include note taking and examination scribe.
- To assist learners in accessing and/or evacuating all parts of the College buildings and facilities.
- Assisting with first aid procedures when required.
- If necessary deal with learners who are feeling unwell and report to the course co-ordinator. Remain with the learners until parents/guardians arrive to collect them.
- Supervise learners over breaks and escort them back to classrooms at the appropriate time, if required.
- To provide support to lecturing staff.
- Provide cover for other support workers in their absence as required by the Education Support Co-ordinator/Curriculum Area Manager.
- To contribute to the standardisation of student education support procedures across campuses which will assist in maximising student retention, satisfaction and achievement.
- To adhere to performance criteria and achieve agreed targets for all areas of Education Support.
- To contribute to student records.
- To ensure that, as part of a team, the Student Services provision across the College is equitable and an effective service is provided.
- To contribute, as part of a team, so that the Education Support Unit/Curriculum Team responds quickly and effectively to the needs of students with learning difficulties or disabilities, in an equitable manner.
- To promote the vision, mission and core values of the College.
- To contribute to an ethos of high quality customer care.
- To act as an advocate for students who may have a learning difficulty or disability.
- To participate, as required, in staff development training and performance reviews within the Unit/Team.
- To ensure confidentiality is maintained in accordance with legislation and College policy.
- To ensure that an appropriate level of service is available and accessible across all campuses, and is maintained throughout the calendar year and College day.
- To undertake duties, as appropriate, in support of the wider Teaching & Learning Directorate.
- The above list of duties is neither comprehensive nor exhaustive but outlines the general requirements of the post. Other duties may arise of a more general nature which is consistent with the job title and the salary attached to this post.
- Duties may change as the College develops, therefore the person appointed will be expected to be flexible in relation to duties performed, subject to consultation.
- Location may be changed subject to the requirements of the College.
- GCSE English Language (Grades A-C) OR Essential skills level 2 or higher in Communication, or equivalent.
- GCSE Mathematics (Grades A-C) or Essential skills Level 2 or higher in Application of Number.
- A minimum of an NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent in an appropriate subject (e.g. Education, Care etc.)
- A minimum of 12 months' experience of:
- Working one to one with young people or adults in a FE and/or HE environment; OR
- Supporting individuals with a disability and/or additional barriers to learning;
- Delivering study skills in an educational or training environment.
To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, and Christine Thompson will contact you if you have been shortlisted. Full Job Description available on request.
Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate.