Mobility Trainer

Job details
Posting date: 24 September 2021
Salary: £25.00 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 24 October 2021
Location: Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
Company: First Class Support
Job type: Contract
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First Class Support:provides academic support to students in receipt of disabled student allowance (DSA). We pride ourselves on only employing first class support workers that are passionate about making a difference to the lives of people studying higher education courses across the UK. Due to continued expansion, we are looking to galvanise our team of highly qualified and experienced specialist support staff. There is currently a position available for a Mobility Trainer to carry our company name.

Your role:

You will provide a professional assessment of the campus location and then carry out a time limited programme of training. This training is particularly applicable for blind or visually impaired students who will require an individually developed programme based on assessment of needs and who will need to learn with their coach safe routes around campus, either making use of a long cane or with a guide dog. However, this kind of training may also be applicable to other students whose disability means they have particular difficulty with orientation, for example students who have acquired brain damage.

Your Skills:

You will possess the relevant qualifications and proven experience in training blind or visually impaired people, or those who have significant orientation difficulties because of other impairments, to find their way independently and safely around a new environment.

Your qualifications/training:

All candidates must possess one of the following qualifications to be considered by First Class Support.

BSc (hons) degree Rehabilitation work (visual impairment)

Specialist Qualification in Habilitation and Disability in Sight (CYP) - from the Institute of Education

Certification in Habilitation Studies

Foundation degree Rehabilitation work (visual impairment)

Diploma in Higher Education in Rehabilitation work (visual impairment)

BTEC Professional Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies (visual impairment)
First Class Commitment To Our Staff

For this specific role, successful applicants will receive:

£25 per hour

Ongoing training and professional development

Invitations to attend seminars hosted by guest speakers from various universities

A photographic ID card

A personalised @firstclass email address

A new DBS check

PI insurance, provided by First Class Support

Support worker prizes (when nominated by students)

Flexible working patterns

Opportunities for progression

Additional Information:

The working hours vary according to the needs of the student and the academic timetable. All support workers are currently paid on a self-employed basis whereby they are responsible for paying their own NI contributions and tax.

All First Class staff must be able to receive emails and phone calls when on location. Only the most experienced and qualified support workers will be selected for interview.

We are looking for fresh and engaging staff to alter the dynamics of NMH in a positive and objective way. We are looking for people to bring something exciting to the company as well as their credentials.

This recruitment campaign is aimed at supporting students during the 2021/2022 academic year.

Please attach your CV when applying in the first instance.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: £25.00 /hour

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