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VI IT Support Worker for learners with Visual Impairment (Fixed term maternity cover, 35 hours per week, term-time only)

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Contract:VBSS, Fixed term, Term-Time

Salary:£19,330 per annum (pro rata for part-time and term-time)

Closing date:29/08/2019

Start date:TBC

Vision Business Support Services Ltd (VBSS) provides high-quality support services to all aspects of the college group. VBSS is a subsidiary company of West Nottinghamshire College and provides an important service and plays a pivotal part in the success of the college and creating an exceptional learner experience.

JOINING OUR JOURNEY

When you join our college group, our staff have access to numerous benefits and facilities:

  • Pension Scheme
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (July)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Free car parking
  • On-site hair and beauty salon, Revive Spa, fine dining Refine Restaurant and Create Theatre

ABOUT THE ROLE

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 be required to have a high 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.

We will consider applications from candidates looking for less than 35 hours. Please specify on your application form the working hours required. It is planned that the new post-holder will start in this role at the start of 2019/20 academic year. 

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; working with Professionalism, taking Responsibility for your actions, and giving Respect to clients and colleagues alike.

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