• Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Not Supplied
  • Salary: GR6 SCP 17 £28,770.00 to SCP 22 3£1,364.00
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 02 August, 2024 12:00 AM
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ALN/Class Support Training Advisor

Neath Port Talbot Council

Salary: GR6 SCP 17 £28,770.00 to SCP 22 3£1,364.00

Directorate: ELLL

Section: Skills & Training Unit

Contract Type: Fixed Term Grant Funded post until 31/12/24

Hours: Full Time 37 hours per week

Location of post: Tir Morfa, Marine Drive, Sandfields, Port Talbot, SA12 7NN.

Workstyle : You will be a frontline/community based worker

Is this post a secondment? No but could be considered.

Is this post politically restricted? NO

Advert text:

We are currently looking for an Additional Learning Needs Support Worker to join our team to help deliver an exciting new project funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, called Pathways 2 Progression. We are seeking an individual to start immediately and up until the project ends on 31/12/2024.

The successful candidate will be responsible for - The post holder will be required to manage a caseload of learners, some with additional learning needs, disabilities and health issues to support them to actively engage, participate and achieve a variety of courses/activities, qualifications and programmes offered by Skills & Training. The post holder will provide effective delivery of the programme that conforms to our contract requirements, ensuring high quality learning opportunities for our learners. The post holder will be required to work with specific groups and support the tutors within sessions with learners who require 1 to 1 support or similar. The post holder will have responsibility for creating and maintaining learner records needed for monitoring and claim purposes.

The post will demand a high degree of occupational experience working with learners who have additional learning needs and disabilities.

The main duties of the post;
  • Undertake interviews, assessments and reviews with participants to identify their particular needs in relation to participation, progression and employment opportunities.
  • Undertake programmes of induction, carry out initial/introductory assessment and investigation to determine learner needs and agree an Individual Learning Plan.
  • Set objectives to meet individual needs, and deliver the expected learning outcomes within the allocated timescale.
  • Design and deliver appropriate learning materials and resources to support courses/activities and qualifications delivered at Skills & Training, that meet learners individual needs.
  • Undertake teaching sessions with learners in line with their Individual Learning Plan.
  • To ensure that programmes of learning are delivered at the appropriate levels for individual learners. To assist learners with the use of assistive technology and other specialist equipment, as required.
  • Monitor and review learner progress at regular intervals as per agreed policy and against agreed targets.
  • Assess and verify vocational competence and/or technical knowledge & skills of learners, as appropriate.
  • Provide for access arrangements for exams, such as acting as reader, scribe, invigilation or prompt, as required.
  • To be responsible for a caseload of learners, including those on your caseload that require support in placement/on educational visits, using transport to and from the centre, supervision and support when on breaks, as timetabled, and be responsible for the learners during this period.
  • Have responsibility for the personal care needs of identified caseload learners, including toileting need and the administering and handling of medicine
  • Participate in the management and improvement of learner behaviour
  • Canvas new work placements and develop an employer base for continued expansion of training initiatives.
  • Undertake the inspection of placements to ensure compliance with the required standards of the section.
  • To ensure an ongoing dialogue with all teams that allows an effective exchange of information and a pro-active approach to the learner journey.
  • Organise and deliver pre-exit courses and other section led courses as required.
  • Represent the section at Careers Conventions, Schools talks and working parties as required.
  • To attend internal and external stakeholder meetings as appropriate.
  • Refer learners where appropriate to alternative sources of learning/counselling guidance provision, responding to and helping them to resolve their difficulties, thereby ensuring required standards of learners' welfare and training.
  • Maintain, update and complete appropriate documentation including learner enrolment paperwork and ongoing programme records, qualification records and including learning plans, learner monitoring/reviewing reports, placement records, college/sub-contractor reports, relevant examination bodies' documentation and others as required.
  • Liaise and provide records to external stakeholders such as Working Wales, College Providers, Employers and other parties, in line with GDPR legislation, who are involved in the delivery of the training provision as appropriate.
  • Liaise with and meet with appropriate Examination/Awarding Bodies where required.
  • Provide reports/updates for Contract Administrators, Team Leaders and Management, as appropriate.
  • Provide data to update and maintain Management Information Systems for the sector/programme.
  • To maintain an up to date knowledge of developments in vocational training and related programmes and to ensure continuing professional development activities are undertaken.
  • To be involved in the Staff Development Review process and to set and review targets for own personal development.
  • Maintain EWC Registration annually
You will have experience in/of;
  • Experience in supporting the delivery of employability programmes
  • Experience of providing support to/working with young people/adult learners with additional learning needs, disabilities, health issues and/or behavioural support needs
  • Experience of supporting the teaching/tutoring to groups of young people/adults
Ideally you will have;
  • A qualification in supporting learners with Additional Learning Needs and/or CPD records of ALN practitioner courses completed
  • GCSE (or equivalent/higher) in Maths and English grade C and above/Level
Membership to EWC may be required.

The post holder may be required to travel across South Wales and therefore will need a full, clean driving licence and access to own vehicle for the post.

If you think that you have the necessary experience and qualifications for this role, we would love to hear from you.

Select one* of the workstyles below:

* Your workstyle in this role will be a frontline/community based worker.

For an informal discussion, please contact Michelle Akerman on

Phone: 07920 689200 or Email: [email protected]

Closing date required: 16 th July 2024

DBS requirements:
  • This post is subject to an Enhanced Child and Adult DBS disclosure
Neath Port Talbot Council is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our employees are equally committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and young people/vulnerable adults and will take action to safeguard their wellbeing.

The recruitment process for this post will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessment to ensure that children and young people are protected.

Welsh Language Requirements:

Welsh Language skills are not required when appointed to the post.

Additional Information:

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates who have a disability and armed forces veterans.

At Team NPT, we all work together to serve the people, communities and businesses of Neath Port Talbot.

We are committed to providing training opportunities and the professional development of all our employees.

We look forward to welcoming you to Team NPT.