Job Title: Learning Support Assistant (Sessional Worker)
Salary: £23,302 per year
Job type: 37.5 hours per week
PIP is a local charity that supports adults with learning disabilities or autism to achieve their potential, and to lead lives that are as independent as possible. PiP's programmes focus on four learning pathways:
Independent Living Skills
Creative and Performing Arts
Health, Wellbeing and Happiness
Employment and Vocational SkillsAbout the role:
Sessional Workers support PiP Development Workers in the provision of a flexible programme of learning and development opportunities; ensuring that students can actively participate and engage in sessions, giving student's maximum opportunity to learn and develop.
The role incorporates session delivery, recording and monitoring student progress, key working responsibilities such as liaising with student's support networks and involvement in PiP's wider work.
Duties and responsibilities:
To support PiP students to participate and engage in a flexible programme of learning and development and achieve their ambitions.
Supporting Development Workers to deliver a flexible and empowering programme of learning and development sessions.
To provide key work support to a number of 'key students'.
Taking a role within the PiP Team to ensure that PiP maintains a high quality and responsive service.Experience and Knowledge:
Working with people with learning disabilities, or similar client group
Understanding of and commitment to a person-centred approachDesirable:
Experience of supporting educational or group activities
Understanding of the risk assessment process, and development of strategies to tackle identified risks
Knowledge of Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) processes
Supporting people with a learning disability in a variety of settings, both internal and external for example in the classroom, at home, in the community, at work and on public transport.Skills and attributes:
The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, including the ability to maintain accurate records and produce reports
Can support high quality learning sessions for adults with learning disabilities
Able to work independently and manage a varied workload
Able to establish and maintain professional relationships, with a wide variety professionals and carers
Effective and meaningful communication with students with complex communication needsBenefits:
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising 1 day per year up to 30 days.
Pension and Cycle to Work scheme, laptop and phone.
Training and career development opportunities.
Diverse, friendly and supportive environment.Please click APPLY to submit your CV and a covering letter for this role, outlining your interest in PiP, your understanding of the role and its responsibilities and why you would be a good match for us.
Please supply us with the contact details of two referees, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.
Candidates with experience or relevant job titles of; Support Worker, Carer, Care Support, Care Team Leader, Support Manager, Care Assistant, Social Worker, Support Team Leader, Care Coordinator, Support Assistant, Care Manager, Autism Care Worker, Support Coordinator, Special Needs Support, Mental Health Support, Care Supervisor, Autism Support, Autism Support Worker, Support Supervisor, Learning disabilities, Disabilities, Development worker, Sessional worker, Bank sessional worker may also be considered for this role
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