Learning Support Assistant
Learner Support Assistant - for immediate start (Carrickfergus Area)
To provide a support service to participants 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 participant to achieve an Essential Skills (numeracy, literacy, ICT) qualification a supplementary sheet of duties will be provided. To carry out administrative duties required.
Provide specialist support, tailored to suit the participants needs, as agreed with the DSS Co-ordinator.
Adapt all training and support materials to make them user friendly and differentiated to support the participant.
Provide monthly updates to the 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
G.C.S.E's or Essential Skills in Maths and English. Consideration will be given to those candidates who may have similar qualifications.
Have 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.
Ability to actively listen and relate to participants in an empathetic manner, valuing their views, experience and recognise their strengths.
Ability to develop a good rapport with participants and use effective interpersonal skills.
Excellent organisational skills with a good ability to navigate the MS Office Suite.
Respect for diversity as you will be working with participants from a range of backgrounds.
Access to own car is essential.