Assistive Technology Trainer
The Learning Support Centre Ltd
8d ago

Overall purposeof role

To provide training in assistive technology (software and hardware) to disabled people and those with specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia, AD(H)D, Asperger's, autism, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia) in both education and in the work place.

Following an initial consultation with the end user, training will be delivered according to their individual needs so as to fully benefit from the technology provided.

Main duties andresponsibilities

  • Undertake initial short assessment in order to establish specific requirements of the individual appropiate to their disability and environment.
  • Train client on how to use specific software or hardware reccomended in referral according to individual's specific requirements.
  • Ability to learn new assistive software and hardware as required.
  • Deliver training according to The Learning Support Centre guidelines and code of conduct to ensure training is delivered effectively
  • Attend any relevant training or meetings and have the ability to develop existing skills
  • Always be punctual with a flexible approach to working hours is required
  • Manage paperwork effectively, accurately and promptly
  • Maintain a high standard of presentation whilst representing The Learning Support Centre
  • Confidentiality should be respected to agreed disclosure levels
  • Inform The Learning Support Centre of any problems you are having that are either work related or effect your work, we can then help you come to a satisfactory conclusion or adapt your work to support your situation.
  • To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required by The Learning Support Centre Ltd.
  • Essential Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Educatedto degree level
  • GCSE English and Maths, C or Above
  • Teaching Qualification (PGCE, PTLLS, DTLLS, City & Guilds 7303 or equivalent)
  • Experience

  • Experience in teaching or training computer software and hardware
  • Experience in teaching or training computer software and hardware in the educational setting and in the workplace on a 1 : 1 basis or to small groups
  • Experience of working with disabled people or people with specific learning differences
  • Experience in teaching or training on assistive software and hardware eg : Inspiration, Mind Manager Pro, Dragon Naturally Speaking, textHELP Read & Write, typing tutors, various dictionaries, Dolphin, Zoomtext, JAWS, Claroread.
  • Digital voice recorders, scanning pens, personal organisers, electronic dictionaries, Alphasmart. Also MS Office suite.

    Skills and Qualities

  • Able to assess learner’s needs and devise an appropriate Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Deliver training to suit learner’s individual needs
  • Able to learn new assistive software and hardware
  • Confidence in working independently with learners
  • Takes a logical approach to problem solving and pays close attention to detail
  • Applies quality standards to all tasks undertaken and ensures that nothing is overlooked.
  • Benefits of working for The Learning Support Centre

  • Access to our latest communication hub with live updates on our collaboration and productivity.
  • Working with an innovative and Award winning Company
  • Working with an accredited training centre
  • Equal Opportunities

    TheLearning Support Centre is committed to the establishment and maintenance of aculture wherein current and potential employees, regardless of status aretreated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential regardlessof gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, age (subjectto normal retirement policies), socio-

    economic background, disability,religious or political beliefs, trade union membership or non-membership,family circumstance, sexual orientation or other irrelevant distinction.

    It seeksto ensure that no one is disadvantaged by application of a rule, condition orrequirement which cannot be justified in job-

    related terms or as a requirementof law.

    Toallow us to put this policy into practice we require you to complete thedetails when applying for a role with The Learning Support Centre.

    Please beassured that the details will not be used as part of the shortlisting orselection process. The Learning Support Centre Ltd is Disability Confident andpromotes diversity in employment and welcomes applications from all sections ofthe community.

    As part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting thewelfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, successful applicantswill undergo appropriate screening.

    Details of criminal convictionsand offences

    Thepost to which you are applying is exempt from the provision of Section 4(2) ofthe Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemption) Order 1975.

    The LearningSupport Centre Ltd may wish to take into account, when considering you forappointment, any criminal convictions that you have had and which it considersto be relevant to the job for which you have applied.

    You are therefore notentitled to withhold information about convictions, even those which for otherpurposes are spent’, under the provision of the Act and in the event ofemployment, any failure to disclose such convictions could result indisciplinary action by the Learning Centre that could lead to your dismissal.

    Please provide details of all criminalconvictions when asked in your application.

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