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Vocational Educational Instructor - Kisharon

  • Location:
  • Sector: Not for Profit
  • Salary: Competitive depending on experience
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students, support workers, job coaches and families where appropriate and in a meaningful way.
2. Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as presentations, discussions, and demonstrations.
3. Provide students with opportunities to observe, question, investigate and implement within the classroom and work environment.
4. Clarify objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines.
5. Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
6. Design and prepare materials and rooms for study activities.
7. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
8. Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
9. Provide students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms where relevant.
10. Assign, review and discuss progress with class work and homework as relevant to the student.
11. Prepare students for suitable future employment by encouraging them to explore learning & employment opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
12. Observe and evaluate students' performance, behaviour, social development, and physical health.
13. Plan and supervise class projects, employment and other related visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide / coach students in learning from those activities.
14. Plan, monitor, review and record all student work and outcomes in relation to their employment placements and Numeracy and Literacy outcomes in line with their EHCP, baseline assessment and individual learning plans.
15. Guide and support students with adjustment and /or learning challenges, or special interests.
16. Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by local and national awarding bodies, policies, and administrative regulations.
17. Meet with young adult and their parents / guardians and professionals to discuss their progress, and to determine priorities and resource needs for the young adult.
18. Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
19. Attend staff, professional meetings and training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
20. Perform administrative duties such as assisting in social enterprises including the library and supporting students to board/alight from transport.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge:

 Teaching, Training and Coaching Others: Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
 Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
 Thinking Creatively: Developing, designing, and/or creating new and innovative sessions with evaluation.
 Developing Objectives and Strategies: Establishing objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
 Making Decisions and Solving Problems: Analysing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
 Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: Keeping up-to-date and applying new knowledge to your job.
 Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
 Scheduling Work and Activities: Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
 Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others: Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.

Skills:
 Instructing: Teaching and coaching others how to do something.
 Communication: Communicating effectively with people we support verbally and non-verbally according to specific needs.
 Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.  Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, building trust and rapport, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 Time Management: Managing ones own time and the time of others.
 Monitoring: Monitoring, assessing and reflecting on performance of yourself and other individuals in order to support sustained improvement.
 Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision-making.
 Creative Thinking: Using imagination to find alternative solutions or approaches to problems.
 Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.  Equipment Selection: Determining appropriate tools / equipment required.
 Management of Material Resources: Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

Knowledge Required
 Education and Training: Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training outcomes.
 English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language.
 Mathematics: Knowledge and use of basic arithmetic.
 Knowledge of human behaviour and performance: individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation. Knowledge of group behaviour, dynamics and cultures.

Full Time / Part Time and Sessional opportunities.