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VI IT Support Worker for learners with Visual Impairment (15 hours per week term time only; 38 weeks per academic year)

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Contract:Vision Business Support Services, term time only

Salary:Up to £19,580 per annum (pro rata for term time and part time)

Closing date:03/08/2021

Start date:TBC

As a VI IT support worker you will provide a wide range of support to learners with a visual impairment across the college sites.  The team includes enthusiastic support workers who are fully committed to developing effective inclusive practice for the learners with a visual impairment.

The aims of support are to ensure that the learners have full access to their chosen courses and fully participate within the college setting.

Duties will include providing individual support for learners undertaking a variety of courses, across the various sites of the college campus.  The support can include in-class support, individual training and ensuring the learners have access to appropriate resources and equipment.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for supporting and working with Visual Impairment and/or additional needs and want to help learners to achieve their full potential in learning. 

Previous experience in Visual Impairment and/or Additional Needs is desirable but all new members will access an induction plan introducing them to the role and teaching them about Visual Impairment.
If you feel you can make a positive contribution and apply transferable skills to the role we would welcome an application.

The ideal candidate will also be required to have a good level of ICT skills with the ability to work independently and show initiative.  Good time management and flexibility are required as the post will involve travelling between sites.  You will need to have a positive attitude to working as part of a team and be sensitive to the needs of the learners involved.

We would also welcome applications from individuals who do not hold Level 2 ICT.  Individuals without this level of qualification would be considered for the post of Assistant for the Visually Impaired.

You should have good interpersonal and communication skills and a professional approach to your work.

The role will require you to embed the college’s values; Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, High Expectations, Responsibility.

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