Childrens & Young Peoples Workforce Apprenticeship Treloar Trust

The primary purpose of this role is to assist students in residential houses and in educational learning and life skills. You will need to be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team whilst having the ability to work under pressure.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £280.00

  • Working week

    42 hrs term-time.Various shifts over 2 week rota

    Total hours per week: 42.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001154470

  • Positions

    8 available

Treloar’s School & College are committed to providing opportunities for some of the most physically disabled young people in society to help them realise their potential. In order to do this we rely on a large and dedicated team of staff. Our team are committed to Treloar’s vision:

‘To create a world where physically disabled young people learn to take control of their lives and dare to dream’.

We are extending the opportunity for individuals to work with us who would like to join our team as Apprentice Student Support Assistants. If you are passionate about supporting young people with physical disabilities and would like to develop a rewarding career in a stimulating and vibrant environment, we are waiting to hear from you.

Main Purpose of Job
Student Support Assistants (SSAs) work under the direction of teacher/tutor and Residential Manager and their main purpose is to assist students who need help because of their disabilities.

KEY TASKS
Classroom

  • Preparation of materials for all lessons and clearing up afterwards e.g. photocopying, laminating, assisting with classroom displays and preparing teaching materials
  • Helping “set up” students with a range of computer equipment
  • Assisting with therapy programmes
  • Working alongside the therapists to encourage students to effectively access the whole curriculum
  • Guiding students in carrying out the work set by the teacher (this may be as the person in charge of a small group with no teacher present)
  • Helping with maintenance of teaching aids and equipment in classrooms
  • There is a requirement for SSAs to scribe or invigilate during examinations up to GCSE or A Level standard
  • Support teachers/tutors in maintaining good records of student progress

Care Support Duties

  • To help implement all aspects of individual care plans, including the administering of drugs and medication, in line with required Trust policy and procedure
  • To encourage the students to do as much as possible for themselves by guiding them and showing them what to do when necessary
  • Helping students in all aspects of daily living including washing, dressing, bathing, showering and after toilet hygiene
  • Implement the individual Young Persons Plans
  • Assist students with their nutritional requirements, e.g. serving meals, assisting with feeding, preparing drinks, meals and snacks
  • Assisting in changing students and participating in PE and Swimming (personal circumstances will be considered);
  • To assist students to achieve their ILP/IEP goals
  • To keep robust records in line with regulatory requirements

Trips/Visits
Assisting with outings that are taking groups or individual students off site.

Other duties

  • To support the Trust in safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all students
  • To comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, health and safety, equality and diversity, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person
  • To maintain and develop own professional knowledge and awareness
  • To undertake any other such duties or general tasks and hours of work as may reasonably be required and any other responsibilities, which may from time to time, be delegated by your manager

A job description is not a rigid or inflexible document but acts to provide guidelines to the duties expected while in the post. This job description will be reviewed and amended in the light of changing professional demands.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Ability to understand or to develop an understanding of the needs of children/young adults with a disability
  • Willingness to support the students in developing independence skills and self-advocacy
  • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Must be able to show initiative
  • Ability to stand back from a situation and let a student try something for themselves

Qualifications required

GCSEs in English and Maths at grades A*-C or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

Full on the job training provided and the opportunity to progress (salary increase upon completion of Children & Young People's Workforce Level 3).

Things to consider

  • Moving and handling of students by means of mechanical aids
  • Must be able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Pushing wheelchairs and standing frames
  • Constant activity and movement
  • Willing to work a flexible rota to include alternate weekends
  • Candidate should be 18+ due to personal care requirements

About the employer

Treloar School and College provide education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from the UK and overseas aged up to 25 years. Through our day and residential provisions, our aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills they need to achieve their full potential, and also become socially and economically active in their home communities.

Employer

Treloar Trust

Address

Powell Drive

Holybourne

Alton

GU34 4GL

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Training provider

Mainly delivered and assessed in the workplace working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Child Care. There are also off the job workshops to achieve other components of the course and in some circumstances, there may be additional Functional Skills workshops to achieve the required levels of Maths and English at Farnborough College of Technology.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

FARNBOROUGH COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Farnborough College of Technology

Contact

Penny Davey 01252 407404 p.davey@farn-ct.ac.uk


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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017