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Learning Disability Development Officer x 2

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
20/12/2019
Advert End Date:
24/01/2020 23:59
Salary:
Grade H. (£ 28,785 - £31,371) Pro Rata.
Hours per week:
18 Hours 30 Minutes
Job Category:
Education
Vacancy ID:
194532
Employment Location:
Dryden Centre

Job details 

Closing date:
24 Jan


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Further information

Due to an increased demand for Community Learning staff a vacancy has arisen for two part time (18 hours 30 minutes) Learning Disability Development Officers to join this busy team to develop, promote and deliver educational opportunities and programmes for people with learning disabilities, in a range of settings.

You will have knowledge of current teaching, learning and assessment practices which support strategies to help learners overcome complex barriers to learning. You will be able to deliver, innovative teaching, initial and diagnostic assessment as part of the Learning Disability curriculum in a range of SEND core curriculum subjects progressing learners towards independence and employment. All programmes would embed English, Maths and Digital Skills in line with local and national priorities, be personalised and differentiated to meet the needs of a diverse range of learners, while fully compliant with quality improvement systems, processes and procedures. You must demonstrate your commitment to anti-discriminatory practice through the embedding of equality and diversity throughout all programmes.

Team members will work within the community to develop partnerships with internally and externally associated organisations and employers to increase opportunities for learner participation and progression. The Open Door Learning Disability service offers a range of enterprise and enrichment opportunities to learners that staff members develop and facilitate throughout the year. It is essential that staff can provide a supportive learning environment which offers outstanding pastoral support.

You have a Level 4 teaching or training qualification as well as a qualification in working with people with disabilities and experience of supporting people with a learning disability or autism. Experience of developmental work in the community and outreach settings and knowledge of current teaching, learning and assessment practices is also essential.

You must have knowledge of delivering learning programmes in a range of settings, carrying out initial and diagnostic assessment, have a commitment to anti-discriminatory practices, strategies to help learners overcome complex barriers to learning and working with people with a learning disability.

You must have experience of using ILT in an innovative way to enhance the learning experience, be able to work independently and have experience of working with challenging learners to overcome multiple and complex barriers to learning and work.

If successful you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.

Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk

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