Learning Engagement Officer

Edinburgh College
£25,387 - £27,241 per year
09 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Health, Wellbeing and Social Sciences

Learning Engagement Officer

Fixed Term until 29 June 2018

Full Time: 35 hours per week

Primary Location: Sighthill Campus seconded to Waverley Court/HNS premises in Edinburgh

Salary: Band F £25,387 - £27,241 (please note the appointment is usually made on the first point of the salary scale)


This opportunity exists within the ACE Team to teach on an exciting new course - Project Search. The Course will be run in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian, Into Work and Autism Initiative and is supported by Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability.

You will be based at Waverley Court or NHS Lothian premises supporting employability internships for approximately 12-14 students across Edinburgh. The students will be aged 17-24yrs, with a diagnosis of autism or other additional support needs.

You will be required to deliver employability focussed sessions each day, one morning and one afternoon, over 5 days. You will also monitor and support the students' progress on placement, and arrange and chair progress review meetings as required. This will be done in conjunction with a job coach from one of the partner agencies.

You will have a degree level qualification or equivalent in a relevant discipline, with experience of working with young people with ASD/additional support needs and be committed to the principles of inclusion and supported employment. You will be expected to work on your own initiative, be creative and demonstrate an ability to problem solve and make decisions. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential as a key part of the role is to provide regular reports to the Steering Group. You will also demonstrate the ability to plan, organise and be an effective time manager.

The successful candidate may be required to work at any Edinburgh College campus.


Closing Date: Wednesday 16 August 2017

See also:
Job Description_Learning Engagement Officer.docx
Person Specification_Learning Engagement Officer.docx
Terms and Conditions of Service_Support Staff.docx