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Project Search Trainer – Term time

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We’re all here to make a positive difference to people with learning disabilities and/or autism in Somerset. The post holder will be part of the Project SEARCH programme working in partnership with a Hospital and an Education provider to deliver the specific Project SEARCH programme to interns. The post holder will be based in the hospital setting. Interns are young adults who have a learning disability and / or autism. Interns are recruited by all three parties over the summer months, in readiness to start the programme in September. This role works to the academic year so is mainly term time. The Project SEARCH trainer provides individualised support for interns during the internship rotation in order for the interns to acquire competitive and marketable skills. The successful candidates will work term time only which equates to 41 working weeks. This will offer the successful candidate a good work life balance. The hours are 37.5 when working during term time and the pro-rata salary equates to £18’000 There is scope to secure increments on the salary up to £21,000 when you have achieved certain competencies. The great news is this will be within your control to achieve. (The salary is pro-rated as term time only which equates to £14,193 raising to £16,558 after the L3 qualification obtained). About the role • To facilitate the training and integration of a student with disabilities in a worksite rotation and/or competitive work environment. • Communicates effectively with Project SEARCH Instructor, other skills trainers, internship department managers /mentors, co-workers, family members, and college personnel as it relates to the student being trained. • Perform specific task analysis, especially when students are challenged to learn and perform tasks to a productive and quality level. • Assist with completing the Vocational Profile to determine the abilities of the intern, the demands of the internship tasks and assist the team to make meaningful matches About you The successful applicant will have: • Experience of supporting individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism • The ability to use a variety of software packages (e.g. Word, Excel, Email, databases) • Knowledge of how to respond to a variety of situations and problem solve using own initiative. • Experience of meeting targets and deadlines Rewards Discovery are committed to developing skills and rewarding our staff. We offer: • Potential term time contract available • Access to discounts on high street shopping, cinema tickets and meals out • Employee Assistance Programme • Supported ‘Learn to Drive’ scheme (up to 10 driving lessons paid for by us) • Pension scheme • Long Service Awards • Life Assurance Who we are Discovery exists to help each person we support to live a fulfilling life, to be equal in society and to be active in his or her local community. That’s a big deal. It means being able to have choice and control in life. It means choosing to go out or to stay in, making friends and having relationships, finding and developing skills and interests. It also means managing a home, voting, staying healthy and being able to pursue employment or volunteering opportunities. If you think you can help the people we support get more from life, in a direct support or office based role, we want to hear from you. Apply now: So if you would like to be a part of our team and if you feel that your values match ours, please apply by clicking the button below – upload your CV and we will be in touch. You could soon be making a positive difference every day. Interviews will be held on 28th July via Microsoft Teams. If you want more information or just an informal chat about Discovery and the roles we have available – please contact our friendly Resourcing Team on 0300 303 9202 or drop us an email. This role requires an enhanced DBS Disclosure, which will be obtained for you by Discovery. Discovery is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment. Discovery are Disability Confident Committed and we guarantee to interview all applicants who let us know they have a disability and meet the minimum essential criteria for this role. Discovery has been awarded this symbol by Jobcentre Plus to recognise our commitment towards the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees. As part of our commitment to making reasonable adjustments we can offer support to complete your application in our offices using assistive technology.

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