Have you considered a career in education? Could you inspire young people with complex learning disabilities?
We offer a variety of full and part-time posts including Relief, all working 39 weeks a year. The actual annual salary range for these posts is £7,864 to £14,053 depending on the contract, qualifications and probation period.
MacIntyre is a leading UK charity providing support services to people with learning disabilities. Our No Limits division provides education programmes to children and young people for whom more traditional learning environments may not have worked. Could you join our team?
No Limits provides an education programme which is purposefully designed to be right for the learners. We provide personalised education plans in the community for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism, and currently have vacancies in the Oxfordshire area. We are particularly interested both in people who live and work in Banbury and the Abingdon / Oxford area. We have a hub at Abingdon College in Wootton Road, but also support students in the community in Banbury. Banbury-based staff would work mainly in the town centre but are also required to make regular trips to MAP College, our base in Abingdon, therefore must have transport.
Because our Teaching Assistants work mostly out in the community rather than in a classroom setting, your job title would be Community Learning Facilitator. Your key task will be to deliver the education programmes to the learner. You will support the young person to work towards their education targets and your day might involve helping them learn how to use public transport, or take part in or watch sporting activities. You will support the young person to learn practical life skills, and support some people to attend work experience or college.
Because of the complexity of their learning disabilities the young people are almost always supported 1-1 and therefore the work will involve lone working, often in the community. Some of the young people require support with intimate care or medication and they may, if feeling particularly anxious, show behaviours of concern. Full training in all these areas will be given.
The work is both challenging and inspiring and you are ultimately supporting the young person in their education to prepare for their transition into their adult lives. We will provide you with an extensive and ongoing training programme and dedicated local support from your Team Coordinator.
Perhaps you’ve worked in special education, as a Learning Support Assistant or Teaching Assistant. Perhaps you've been a Support Worker in the social care sector. However, experience is not essential. For us, underlying ability and attitude are just as important as background and experience. If you have not worked in the field of education before then please don’t be put off. We can provide all the specialist training you need, but we can't train you to be kind, to have initiative, to be friendly and patient, and those are essential qualities for this work.
You must hold a licence which allows you to drive in the UK, together with your own transport with business insurance. You must be willing and able to travel across the area, supporting young people from their own homes. Reasonable mileage is reimbursed.
Pay and Rewards
MacIntyre offers a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications. We also offer a range of benefits which include:
Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days including statutory public holidays, rising with service to a maximum of 38 days after five years
Workplace pension scheme
Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
Salaries are dependent on successful completion of a probation period and relevant qualifications. Part time positions are pro rata.
In this position you will work 39 weeks a year, which will fit with the students' academic year and also include training and administration days. Dates for terms are provided when new staff join us, and at the beginning of each new academic year.
During the first year you will be expected to work an additional three weeks (paid) in order to complete your induction, training and development programme.
The closing date for this position is: Thursday 31 January 2019.
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MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, together with all other relevant recruitment and right to work checks. Where relevant, candidates from outside the EU will need to produce a biometric residency permit. Additionally, any successful candidate who has spent six months or more outside the UK (as an adult) within the last five years will need to obtain an overseas police check.