Learning Support Assistant

Location Londonderry, County Londonderry
Job type Temporary
Salary £12 - £13 per hour
Published 10 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Matthew Kirkwood
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Job description

The Client:

You will get the opportunity to work with a leading charitable organisation based in Newry, but operate throughout Northern Ireland. Our client is dedicated and passionate about delivering programmes and providing support over 3 different services.

The Role:

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will be responsible to provide a support service to participants whilst participating on the Training for Success or Apprenticeships NI Programme as agreed with the Disability Support Services Coordinator. You will adapt all training and support materials to make them user friendly and differentiated to support the participant, provide monthly updates to DSS Co-ordinator on the participants progress, Develop an understanding of the educational needs of the participant concerned and to reinforce their learning and to help keep them on task and motivated while building their confidence and enhance self esteem.

The key duties above may change as you will have to be adaptable to changing circumstances and situations.

Hours of work: 15 hours per week spread over 2/3 days. Term time contract.


  • GCSE's or Essential skills in Maths and English or similar qualification
  • Experience of working with young people or adults with mild, moderate or severe learning difficulties, physical disabilities and/or long term medical conditions in an educational or training settings
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Ability to develop good relationships and rapport with participants
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong IT skills in particular MS Office
  • Access to own car
  • Access NI check will be required


  • British Sign Language (BSL) with Note taking experience

In Return:

  • Rate of pay £12.50 per hour
  • Opportunity to work with a forward thinking progressive organisation
  • Working with remarkable individuals and participants

Why Grafton

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