Overview

Role purpose:

To support with the delivery of Pathway Skills and learning against student Expected Outcomes to a high standard across the curriculum.

To work with a wide range of learners with disabilities, including those with complex and profound needs and learners on the autistic spectrum.

To support the tutor to deliver curriculum provision and maintain high standards through the implementation of quality improvements.

Main responsibilities and accountabilities:

Students:
• To support the session tutor to deliver a high-quality education for all students
• To support the session tutor to ensure that all relevant education policies and procedures are implemented in full
• Cover sessions in the absence of the tutor across the curriculum as required
• Support learners’ individual communication needs in accordance with Speech and Language Therapy recommendations.
• Support learners’ individual therapy needs in accordance with Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy/Assistive Technologists recommendations.
• To administer medication in accordance with learner protocols
• Support of students behaviour programmes in accordance with learner protocols
• Support tutors to input evidence of learner achievements into accreditation/e-portfolios/Personal Portfolios
• To provide relevant and appropriate support to students, on an individual or group basis, in order to enable them to access the curriculum as independently as possible
• To promote, in line with Company policies, the physical, educational and moral development of the students
• To ensure that the available equipment and resources are used, stored and maintained efficiently, reporting any maintenance issues to the appropriate staff
• To support the tutor to write, update, implement and evaluate documentation relating to the individual student.
• To work collaboratively with the session tutor to adequately plan to ensure the safety of students, in line with risk assessments, while both on and off site
• To produce appropriate and effective resources/teaching aids at the request of, and following a brief provided by, the session tutor
• To contribute as a member of the college’s multi-professional team, ensuring good working relationships with colleagues
• To keep up-to-date with specified subject area, educational practice and SEND-related information
• Safeguard all learners and ensure their safety and wellbeing
• Liaise with staff from other departments to provide a consistent approach to all aspects of learner education
• Making entries into Management Information System (MIS) in relation to learner progress in relation to their individual targets
• The production of planning, recording and other documents as required by management
• Input to Self-Assessment Report (SAR) in collaboration with Tutors and departmental teams

General Duties:
• Exercise vigilance in respect of Health and Safety and promptly report all hazards and/or remedying them where appropriate. Undertake all duties in a manner calculated to minimize or avoid unnecessary risks, personally or to others.
• Report issues and/or incidents relating to staff and students that have arisen in the day promptly to the relevant Line Manager or appropriate person
• Operate at all times in accordance with Company policies and procedures, with particular reference to Safeguarding, Whistleblowing, Complaints and Representations and Behaviour Policies
• Participate in training and take responsibility for personal development
• Participate in team meetings, supervisions and annual reviews in accordance with Company policy and the standards set by the Regulatory Body
• Work to promote the college as a valued, professional asset within its community and conduct themselves at all times in a manner that reinforces this image
• Ensure that all actions are in the interests of the students and the Company.
• To work to and exhibit the values of the Company and maintain standards of behaviour in accordance with Company policies, procedures and practices
• To carry out any other reasonable and relevant duties as required

This job description should not be seen as all encompassing, and the post holder will be expected to undertake any other responsibilities appropriate to the post as identified by the company.

Successful candidates for all posts will undergo a minimum of 6 months’ probation period.

Ambito Care and Education are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults. All offers of employment are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS, in line with our stringent safer recruitment policy.
Mandatory for all staff
• To work seamlessly across department or team boundaries in a collaborative and constructive manner to implement Ambito’s strategic direction
• To demonstrate a commitment to customer service excellence and deliver against the requirements of Ambito’s quality framework.
• To work within Ambito’s policies and procedures.

Key contacts
Internal contacts
• Students, staff, volunteers
External contacts
• Families/carers, visiting personnel, school staff

Person Specification

Qualifications
Essential
• Holds a relevant certificate in supporting learning
• Holds GCSE Level English and Maths grade A-C of Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy.

Desirable
• Holds a teaching qualification

Knowledge and experience
Essential
• Is able to deliver high quality support of teaching, learning and assessment and ensures maximum access to the curriculum for all learners.
• Has experience of working with a wide range of learners with disabilities across different levels of complexity
• Is able to work in variety of contexts, with a variety of tutors, in order to support the delivery of high quality experiences to learners.
• Willingness to work towards further qualifications as required
• Undertake relevant group induction training on commencement
Desirable
• Demonstrable understanding of the social model of disability
• Experience of delivering lessons within an special educational setting
Skills and competencies
Essential
• Possesses an excellent level of ICT skills that supports the completion of administration functions and that also supports learning in sessions effectively.
• Can demonstrate an ability to work independently and alongside a curriculum team and work with colleagues effectively in learning sessions.
• Shows a willingness to update skills in accordance with current practice and developments in the education and welfare of learners.
• Shows an understanding of the principles of valuing diversity and fairness.
• Understands the relevant requirements of this post in relation to the safeguarding of vulnerable young adults.
• Demonstrates strong communication skills both verbally and in writing
• Is committed to the development of quality assurance procedures.

Ambito behaviours:
• Supporting Ambito: Talks to people about what we do and give them great examples from our work
• Taking responsibility: Builds effective working relationships to ensure inclusive and collaborative working
• Solving problems: Finds new and better ways of doing the things within own area of responsibility
• Valuing customers: Consults with customers, deliver what you say and ensure they are satisfied
• Working as part of a team: Collaborates and communicates regularly and effectively with colleagues taking a different approach when useful

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