Lecturer : Personal and Social Development
Lecturer – Personal and Social Development
We have an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer in Personal and Social Development and Independence in one of the longest-established specialist independent further education colleges in the country for young people with learning disabilities.
The college offers a specialist learning experience to people aged 16-25 through a curriculum which provides learners with bespoke and flexible study programmes. Learners have achieved academically and personally in ways they and their families could only have previously dreamed of.
Position: Lecturer – PSD & Independence
Salary: Grade 8/9 £23,289-£27,690 FTE
Contract: You will be employed on a permanent contract, 52 weeks, working 21.75 hours per week. 8 weeks annual leave.
Benefits: Life assurance 5x annual salary, Full training, Company health and wellbeing benefits package including employee assistance helpline and online discounts, Long Service Bonus every 5 years, Workplace pension scheme.
About the role:
As a Lecturer you will have the opportunity to be part of a college campus which delivers an individualised curriculum, in facilities designed to support independence, vocational subjects, social interaction and key academic and project-based learning. As an independent college, they have flexibility over what they teach, and how to teach it. This gives staff the freedom and autonomy to be innovative in their teaching so they can deliver exceptional learning experiences which meet and exceed individual learner needs.
Some of your key responsibilities will include:
- Teaching independence and social skills to learners. Helping learners gain independence when communicating, cooking, cleaning, road safety and household chores.
- Use your professional skills in the development, preparation and delivery of the curriculum through programmes, which meet individual learner needs.
- Identify, plan and deliver skills and knowledge to learners in the educational, work and living environment with a clear focus on embedding Independence through project based learning.
- Responsibility for assessing learner abilities across key curriculum areas.
- Support learners in gaining appropriate accredited qualifications wherever possible.
- Contribute to the identification of new teaching materials, methods and resources to help learners maximise progress
- Maintain records of teaching sessions, prepare learner progress reports, following college systems as well as participation in curriculum meetings.
To be successful as a Lecturer in this role you will need to bring with you the following skills and experience:
- Educated to relevant PGCE or CertED teaching qualification or willingness to work towards teaching qualification. For example, 7302 (PTTLS) first stage teaching
- Assessors award or willingness to work towards within 2 years
- Previous teaching experience or familiar with LLDD provision is desirable
- Functional Skills qualification level 3
- Evidence of ongoing CPD
- Registration with the SET or willing to work towards.
- Clear evidence of achievement of individual targets
- In order to be considered for this role, you will require high levels of accuracy, presentation skills and effective resource management
Our client is a learning disabilities charity and a values based organisation. Their values are central to providing high quality, personalised and effective care, support and education to clients and students. They are passionate about making a difference to the lives of people with learning difficulties and disabilities, by supporting them to become all they can be. As an employer, they are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, Investors in Diversity and Investors in People.
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