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Learning Support Assistant (Ballycastle)

Staffline Recruitment Ireland
Education and Training
Ballycastle, County Antrim
Up to £12.94 per annum
Ref: J11072_1715266037
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Job description

Learning Support Assistant - Ballycastle

**Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK and Ireland. We are unable to sponsor or take over the sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.**

We are recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant on an ongoing part-time temporary basis located in Ballycastle. The role will be to provide a support service to young people who require support while 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.
  • Stimulate and promote effective, learner - centred independent learning strategies for the young person to enable them to participate the heighten their motivation and self-esteem.
  • Maintain a confidential and effective system for processing and maintaining all internal documentation

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.

Essential Criteria:

  • 5 GCSE'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 faces 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

Hours of Work:

  • Monday to Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
  • Thursday from 9am to 1.45pm

Rate of Pay:

  • £12.94 per hour plus stipend of £6.50 per day for completion of administrative purposes.

Job Type: Part Time - Temporary

Please contact Deirdre on 028 25 642699 at Staffline Recruitment to speak in confidence regarding the role or email [email protected]


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Deirdre Mulvenna

Recruitment Consultant