Pineapple Care Services prides itself in supporting people with autism and learning difficulties to maintain fulfilled lives.
Our aim is to help and assist users of our service in and outside of their own home, safely and independently, showing respect to each individual’s choice, well-being, privacy, and dignity, cultural, ethnic and religious beliefs.
Pineapple Care are currently looking to recruit an experienced Learning support Assistant with an aptitude to working with younger adults. We require you to be creative and able to engage, enabling our student to excel. The main aspects of this role will be to provide support for a younger adult with complex needs to access Specialist Further Education. This role involves supporting the individual to access a tailored course and increase opportunity with the use of a mobile grid player offering quick responses during a range of activities; including specific Education based exercises, social activities or leisure based settings. We require you to assist, maintain and develop current skills providing motivation and encouragement.
Responsibilities and Duties
- To provide 1-1 Education delivery to ensure consistent levels of Grid Player access and recording of outcomes
- Teaching, Learning and Assessment activities which include supporting the use of the mobile Grid-Player
- You will assist the student in a number of activities to include bespoke tasks prompting use of the Grid- Player
- Share all outcomes with the students staff and family to ensure continued use of the device throughout the week
- Follow an Individual Learning Plan, record and track progress
- Update the students written/typed portfolio
- Assist the student with the ASDAN ‘Life-Skills Challenge’ achieving suitable accreditation
Qualifications and Skills
Previous experience in an education setting supporting younger adults with Learning Difficulties. The ideal candidates for this position will have a good sense of humour, have the ability to create and maintain relationships, and have strong communication skills, a creative personality and willingness to learn. You will have a good understanding of special education needs and in particular mentoring and experience in a teaching environment.
Essential to the role
- Enhanced DBS valid for working with Children and Adults or willingness to obtain one
- Previous experience working within the classroom environment supporting the class teacher
- Safeguarding knowledge
- Previous experience contributing to ILP
- Excellent Communication skills with both adults and children
- Ability to engage the person to participate in lessons and activities
- Must be willing to gain knowledge of the learning processes and specific needs of the person
- Excellent observation skills
- Calm and supporting with an encouraging manner
- Ability to work as part of the successful support team
- Proactive and self-motivated
- Can work using own initiative with a positive “can do” attitude
If you want to make a difference to people’s lives, and join a dedicated team and feel valued whilst supporting people to live an independent life, then come and join our team. We have full and part time hours to suit, including days, evenings and occasional weekends. Please call us on 01375 808303, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest to join our team, alternatively please complete our application form and return via email.