Vacancy – Assistive Technology Assistant (SEN Learning Support)


access: technology is an assistive technology consultancy service, based in Ripon, North Yorkshire. We support children and adults with disabilities to become more independent through the use of technology, intervention and training.

We are recruiting for an Assistive Technology Assistant, starting in April 2022 to provide ongoing support for our clients in their homes and schools and to support our Consultant team in the creation and implementation of high-quality resources. 

Benefits / Rewards

  • £25,000 per annum salary
  • Full autonomy over calendar, including agile working (flexi-time)
  • 45p per mile fuel allowance for all client facing work (uncapped)
  • 5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays, increases a day for each year of service
  • A day off on your birthday!
  • Salary review every 12 months
  • Exciting CPD opportunities from third party providers
  • Staff social events
  • Season pass for Newby Hall and Gardens for you and guests

Duties & Responsibilities

As an Assistive Technology Assistant at access: technology you will be required to:

  • Work 35 hours per week.
  • Have access to your own vehicle and travel extensively to meet the requirements of our client caseload.
  • Work from our Newby Hall office in Ripon as a base.
  • Support our Consultants with their caseloads by:
    • Delivering high quality intervention to clients in their use of AT solutions at home and at school
    • Producing Technology Care Plans for clients, ensuring appropriate and safe use of equipment
    • Delivering Digital Wellbeing (esafety) intervention with individuals and small groups
    • Providing troubleshooting support, remotely or face to face
    • Compiling short formal written reports
    • Creating high quality resources using a range of software titles
    • Engaging in project based research and development 
    • Assisting with developing and delivering training 
    • Producing equipment crib sheets and ‘How to’ guides for clients and their support team

Our Ideal Person

  • Has experience of working in an educational setting
  • Has experience of delivering direct intervention sessions
  • Has experience of working with children or adults with learning difficulties or disabilities
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Is caring and confident – a real ‘people person’
  • Has ability to self organise
  • Is able to meet the criteria to obtain enhanced DBS
  • Has a clean driving licence and their own vehicle

Person Specification:

DesirableEssential
Access to own vehicle
Full, clean driving licence
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Able to meet criteria to obtain enhanced DBS 
Experience of working with children
Excellent organisational skills 
Self Motivated
Experience of working within an education setting
Experience of working with children/adults with communication difficulties
Knowledge and understanding of current available Assistive Technologies
Experience of supporting users of Assistive Technologies
Experience of working with children and/or adults with learning difficulties and disabilities
Makaton trained
Excellent IT skills and technical aptitude 
Experience of working with families
Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, preferably alongside health professionals
Experience of managing own diary/time
Knowledge and understanding of EHCPs
Knowledge of current e-safety legislation and practices

We recognise that this is a very specialised role and full training will be provided for the successful candidate in the use of assistive technology.

To apply for the position of AT Assistant please send a copy of your current CV along with a covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification to:

domore@accesstechnology.co.uk 

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