1.To assist in the planning and delivery of individual educational programmes designed to meet the social, learning and developmental needs of each young person
2.To work with the First Start Manager as a member of a team
3.To support young people with disabilities and orAutism to access the local community, services, events, education and training.
Main Duties& Responsibilities:
1.To assist in organising and providing a range of stimulating, challenging and interesting educational activities that are relevant to the support needs of the individual, meeting their educational, social and developmental needs.
2.To actively participate in the delivery of a high quality service that adheres to theTower Project’s policies and procedures.
3.To ensure the serviceis delivered inconsultation and partnership with Service Users, Parents/Carers,Colleges/ Schools andother relevantparties.
4.To provide and/ or receive support, advice and trainingas appropriate.
1.To work directly with young people as required by the First Start Manager.
2.To work from a young person centred approach, recognising, valuing and seeking to reinforce individual identity by way of responses and informed choices.
3.To assist in the maintenance of monitoring systems, e.g.registers, Client Profile forms and Autism Support plans.
4.To assist in identifying additional individual needs and support.
5.To attend and contribute to team meetings and to assist in the exchange of information and show cooperation when working with other staff and partner organisations.
6.To attend training events according to expressed needs and demands.
7.In conjunction with the First StartManager,to be responsible for the use of the building, health & safety and security of the premises.
8.In conjunction with theFirst StartManager,prepare timetables, activity plans,Pprogress froms, Positive behaviour support plans, monitoring data and other appropriate work according to the needs of the post.
9.To actively promote and develop inclusion and equal opportunities.
10.To liaise with and involve service users,parents/carers and otherpartner agencies in the planning and delivery of the service.
11.To ensure that the guidelines &framework of relevant legislation, e.g. Valuing People White Paper, Act etc, are implemented at all times.
12.To participate and meet regularly for supervision meetings with the First Start Manager or deputy mangers.
13.Undertake other duties as appropriate to the nature of the Post.
Knowledge and understanding of the development of young people with Autism, who may also exhibit behaviours that can challenge, learning disabilities and/ or physical disabilities
To demonstrate an understanding of the causes of social exclusion.
An NVQ/ QCF Level 2 in Care ore quivalent, or willingness towork towards sucha qualification.
Experience of working with young people with disabilities and specific learning disabilities in asimilar setting.
Experience of working in an inner city multi-racial/cultural environment. Experience of liaising withParents/Carers.
Good communication skills with parents/carers, young people and staff. Ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to work with young people who can sometimes present challenging behaviour.
To support, promote and deliver services within the Tower Project’s Equal
NVQ/ QCF Level 2 in Care or equivalent, or willingness towork towards sucha qualification.
Ability to assist in the organising and delivery of aquality programme of activities.
Basic computer skills, or a willingness to undertake training as required.
The post holder will be expected to undertake any additional trainingas required.
- Communication Skills
- Learning Disabilities
- Support Workers