Life Skills Practitioner
£17,120 - £19,040
If you are looking to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!
We’re looking for a Life Skills Practitioner to join our West London Community College team.
About the College
Our West London Community College is a well-established, independent living and life skills provision for adults with autism. Part of the Outcomes First Group the college sits within our specialist Adult Care division, Options for Autism.
The college offers a variety of activities and the current timetables include sessions such as cookery, social skills, vocational skills and personal hygiene. We endeavour to equip our students with a skillset to lead as independent a life as possible; these can be things that you may take for granted like making a cup of tea, or something more complicated such as finding employment. We offer individualised programmes which are designed to meet the complex needs of each of our students, as well as increase their sense of personal independence.
The College is within commuting distance of Uxbridge, Wembley, Longford, Slough, Hounslow and surrounding towns.
About the role
Our Students take part in a range of classroom-based activities to assist with independent learning and also have access to community events. The Life Skills Practitioner works with individual students, or small groups of students, to supervise their wellbeing and welfare whilst supporting and accessing learning.
- Supervising and supporting students within the college and classroom environment, across a range of activities and subjects to include life skills and communication
- Providing personal care and support on a day to day basis when needed
- Supporting the trainer in managing student behaviour which can often be challenging
- Liaising closely with family members and key external agencies, providing regular feedback
- Prepare classroom resources to support the trainer in readiness for student participation
This is a permanent role, working 46 weeks per year to cover our college calendar. Working hours are 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Essential criteria / Key skills required
- This opportunity would suit someone with previous experience within a Care / Further Education / School setting, or, someone with an interest in autism and a passion for care now looking for an opportunity for a change in career.
- You will hold, or be willing to work towards Adult Education Teaching qualification (AET) and Care Certificate
- Have experience of, or, be willing to work within an SEN setting supporting students (age 16+) with autism
- Confident communication skills with the ability to relate well to students and adults
- Flexible with the willingness to adapt your style to suit individual students
- Strong IT, and clear and concise written skills for record keeping purposes
Please apply online now, or call 020 8573 7419 for further information.
Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for