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Senior Learning Support Worker (Adult Care, Education) BLUS12778

Senior Learning Support Worker (Adult Care, Education) BLUS12778BoltonSalary: £9.27 - £10.88 per hour

Our client provides a range of social care, special education, community support and consultancy services in the North West of England. The charity is one of the North West’s largest providers of residential homes for children from short-term emergency care to long-term placements. Their fostering service provides family placements in the North West and neighbouring regions.

They provide some of the leading specialist education services in the North West region, operating a range of special schools, a further education college and centres supporting those who cannot attend mainstream schools. In addition they offer a wide range of training, consultancy and support services for parents and carers.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Learning Support Worker to join them.

Employed within a community based service which includes; educational support, supported living and short breaks, you will be expected to provide specialist 1:1 support to young people to enable them to attend College and complete their course work. The young people which you will support have a wide range of complex and additional needs and support will include development of academic and social skills as well as meeting any additional needs including personal care support and assistance with medication.

As a Senior Learning Support Worker, you will be expected to provide Learning Support Workers with direct supervision and offer them guidance and direction in order for the services to run consistently.

Candidates for this role must have considerable experience of working with people with disabilities/Autism Spectrum conditions and have an awareness of their rights and needs. With knowledge of the Social Model of Disability and person centred planning, you will have the ability to work individually using own initiative and as part of a team, maintaining and encouraging, open and honest communication.

The successful candidate will hold a QCF Level 2 in Adult Care and have the ability to gain a relevant QCF Level 3 within timescales set by the Trust. With excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you will have the ability to undertake the full range of tasks in a well-planned way that respects and values the students as individuals.

Closing Date: Wednesday 13th August 2014Interview Date: Wednesday 20th August 2014

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

Job added on 08-08-2014