Job title: Trainee Assistive Technologist
Salary: £16,910 PA (Full-time equivalence £17,800)
Hours: 35 hrs per week over 42.75 weeks a year
Main geographical location of role: Beaumont College, Lancaster
Closing date: Open until filled
Where do applicants need to apply: https://www.cv-library.co.uk/job/215419531/Trainee-Assistive-Technologist?hlkw=beaumont-college&sid=3e34278a-d723-48aa-8ca2-387adbff4d64 or
We’re really excited to recruiting staff to our school, Beaumont College. We support young people from age 18-25 living with a range of disabilities to live their best lives despite the challenges they may face every day.
If you’re looking for a rewarding job where you can celebrate success, then look no further. Young people here achieve so much, and it’s heart-warming and life-changing to be part of it.
The outstanding teaching here has supported young people like Jadhaan, 21 – to not only exceed in Art and film making, but also develop his independence skills to gain employment. Jadhaan recently achieved his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, and his Gold Arts Award, thanks to the support of our dedicated colleagues.
If you could be part of our team that changes lives and supports people like Jadhaan to live their best lives, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.
Working within the technology team the post holder will provide support on special access technology, mainstream IT and other technology to students and staff within Beaumont College and its satellite sites. Supporting and developing special access technology in both the classroom and the wider environment will be a key feature of this role.
As this is a Trainee post, support will be given, by the Lead Assistive Technologist and other members of the Technology Team, to the post holder to develop their skills.
Key Responsibilities / Tasks
- To support the development and maintenance of assistive technology equipment across the College including specialist equipment.
- To ensure that support is delivered in accordance with IT policies and departmental procedures and priorities.
- To train and support students and staff in the use of specialist equipment and software.
- To support staff in: developing computer based learning materials which support individual student’s learning needs and adapting technology for use by specific students.
- To liaise with students’ keyworkers to ensure they are familiar with specialist equipment used to meet a student’s individual needs.
- To undertake assistive technology assessments in conjunction with educational, therapy and communication staff.
- Support the learning of our students by effective use of IT; this could include setting up special access equipment for use in various sessions.
- In conjunction with other multidisciplinary team members conduct the risk assessment, provision and maintenance of the mounting of communication aid/technology equipment onto wheelchairs which will be overseen by a senior manager of the college.
- Provide a rapid and friendly second or in some cases first line response to IT problems encountered by students and staff.
- To participate with College project team in developing interactive and web based programmes.
- To undertake other duties as required in support of IT and Assistive Technology at Beaumont College.
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