Youth Learning Support Worker

Location
Shoreditch
Salary
£8144 per annum
Posted
13 Feb 2019
Closes
07 Mar 2019
Ref
00326260
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Part Time
Youth Learning Support Worker 

Access Creative College is more than just a college; we are a hub for young creative entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of the creative industries. 

Now in our 25th academic year and serving more than 2000 learners across our seven UK based Centres over Levels 1-5, Access Creative College has a well-established reputation for music courses. We’ve been part of Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and JP Cooper’s journey to stardom. For the past two years, we have been striving to provide that same well-respected education to a new generation of gamers, photographers, event and media lovers. 

Position: Learner Support Worker 
Location: Shoreditch, London, N1 6LP 
Job type: Part Time, Fixed term Contract until July 2019 
Hours: 18.75 hours per week. Term time only. 
Salary: £20,166 per annum pro rata to term-time only (Actual Salary £8144 per annum) 

About the role: 

We are now looking for a Youth Learning Support Worker to provide support, advice and guidance to vulnerable, “At Risk” learners with identified support needs and educational, health care plans at our Shoreditch college. The learner's needs are varied and we are looking for someone who can support with the following: 
- Dyslexia 
- Dyspraxia 
- Autism 
- ADHD 
- Mental Health and Well-being 
- Behavioural difficulties 

This highly interactive role involves supporting and mentoring students to develop their studying and group work skills, as well as helping them build self-esteem and confidence. As a good relationship builder, you will work closely with your colleagues to continually provide feedback on your student’s progress and assist them in creating lesson plans inclusive of effective support strategies. 

About you: 

- Qualified to at least Level 3 (A Level). 
- Hold a minimum of Level 2 qualification (GCSE) in English and Mathematics. 
- Experience of working or volunteering with Young People and / or Vulnerable Adults with autism. 
- Good levels of Maths and English ability. 
- An awareness and understanding of issues relating to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of Young People and / or Vulnerable Adults, in accordance with current legislation. 
- A good level of IT skills, including Microsoft Office packages. 
- Strong coaching, mentoring and problem-solving skills. 
- Excellent communication and time management skills. 
- Empathy with Young People and / or Vulnerable Adults. 
- Experience in forming and maintaining appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with Young People and / or Vulnerable Adults. 
- Ability to display emotional resilience when faced with challenging behaviours. 

Desirable: 

- Hold a Coaching / Mentoring / Teaching or Youth Work qualification. 
- Training in supporting autistic learners would be of a distinct advantage. 
- Experience of working within an Educational setting. 
- Experience of working with Safeguarding issues and concerns. 
- Experience in personal caseload management. 
- Experience in facilitating and / or contributing to Multi-Agency meetings. 

This post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance. Access Creative College (Access to Music Ltd) exercises appropriate care in the appointment and selection of those who will work with young people and vulnerable adults. 

Access Creative College are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for work. 

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Learning Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Youth Mentor, Tutor, Youth Coach, SEN, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Community Development, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, etc

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