The Workers` Educational Association is a unique charity and the UK`s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. With a clear vision and a strong social purpose, we bring great teaching to local communities, with life-changing courses held in clubs, pubs, workplaces, schools and almost anywhere else you can think of.
Since 1903, we have been giving disadvantaged people the opportunity to return to learning - inspiring them to realise their full potential and become active, engaged citizens. We see education as a tool for social justice, not just self-improvement, and we pride ourselves on making learning accessible.
The main purpose of this post is to provide Adult Health and social care for students as part of a WEA`s approach to holistic, inclusive support for students which encourages independent learning in relation to personal development, empowerment, resilience and student engagement alongside academic achievement.
We are growing our panel of support workers to meet the needs of students in local classes and virtually through video conferencing who come to our courses with additional learning needs. You will ensure that students enjoy an outstanding experience and can participate fully and equally in our courses.
At the heart of our closely-knit area team, you will support tutors either within a classroom setting or virtually through video conferencing meeting and assessing new learners and supporting them to access WEA provision along with negotiating individual and group learning and support plans.
Every day will bring different yet exciting challenges.
We are looking for Adult health and social care tutors who are based in or could work across the North West, specifically Cheshire and Warrington.
-Support individuals with health and Social care alongside signposting students for addition support where required.
- Work with the tutor/ EC to organise and facilitate group based workshops and activities, ensuring self-help and peer support groups cover a flexible timetable.
Have a caseload of students to provide 1-1 mentoring and support. Develop action plans for students and monitoring their progress.
Do you have what we are looking for?
-Have experience and a working knowledge and understanding of Health and Social care sector.
- Excellent counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach, sensitivity and understanding ,patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations and to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
-Experience of developing and co-ordinating mentoring activities. (both 1-1 and in groups)
-Completed training or qualification relevant to the post, e.g. Level 2 Award in Mentoring/ Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, Counselling qualification or a relevant NVQ.
You will need to be a friendly, organised person with good standards of reading and writing; someone who enjoys helping people with different needs.
Please provide a CV that includes your background and experience, plus a covering letter outlining locations you would be happy to work in as we would not expect anybody to be available to work in all the places across our area.