Would you like to use your fantastic people-skills to improve the lives of young people in Northern Ireland? Staffline is seeking an enthusiastic, empathetic, and efficient individual to join a community organisation, providing specialist disability support and helping young people develop their skills for work and success. If this sounds like a role that fulfils your values and could utilise your skills, we'd love to hear from you.
The role of the Learning Support Assistant will involve working directly with people aged 16-22 participating on the Skills for Life and Work, Training for Success and/or Apprenticeships NI Programme. The role will require administrative duties to ensure records of support are accurate, completed and returned in good time.
Hours of work: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 9.30am to 4pm (21 hours per week)
Length of contract: until August 2024
Core Responsibilities ...
- Provide direct one-to-one and group-based disability support to an agreed schedule of activities.
- Support the tutor by delivering the appropriate disability specialist learning support for the participant.
- Assist the DSS (Disability Support Services) Co-ordinator with the monitoring and evidencing of progress against Performance Targets set.
- Stimulate and promote effective, independent learning strategies for the young person to enable them to participate and build their motivation and self-esteem.
- Maintain accurate and timely records that support effective ongoing monitoring and review of own support provided and raise any immediate issues or concerns with line manager
Note: You won't be doing any teaching or programme delivery yourself - you will be providing additional disability support.
The Ideal Candidate...
- Experience of working with young people across a wide-section of varying levels of needs
- Highly organised with evidence of building trusting relationships with participants
- Good skills in ICT, including MS Office Suit
- Educated to NVQ Level or equivalent in Maths and English
- Ability to work flexibly and manage varying demands of the role
- Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
- Excellent time management
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to display an awareness, understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children, young people and adults
- This post requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check
Are you interested in changing others' lives by committing to a worthwhile cause with this new opportunity? Does this sound exactly like what your skills and qualities were made for? If so, please apply today or contact Bethany at Staffline in Lisburn to express your interest.