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Team Leader for Learning Services

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 30th October 2020

  • Advertised from 16th October 2020


The Donaldson Trust is committed to promoting and encouraging children and young people with sensory and additional support needs to realise their full potential. The vision is to be the most respected organisation in Scotland for the services offered to people with sensory impairments and neurodiversities. To support us on this journey, we require the best people to help us realise our aims of being relevant, vibrant and sustainable.

The Sensational Learning Centre provides the highest quality learning and teaching experiences to children and young people with neurodiversities, delivered through digital technology and Artificial Intelligence as well as established teaching and learning methods. We aim to be the national body for neurodiversity within Scotland.

As Team Leader for Learning Services, you will support the Head of Sensational Learning and all Learning Centre staff to realise the aims of the Sensational Learning Centre and establish this as a leading centre of excellence in Scotland with a reputation beyond our borders. Specifically, you will lead and maximise the contribution of all Specialist Learning Support Assistants – ensuring that they are equipped to deliver in their roles and to fulfil their full potential. You will ensure that all resources are used effectively. You will work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure the learning and teaching of children and young people with a wide range of complex additional support needs, ensuring the learning environment reflects individualised learning requirements. You will promote and safeguard the care, safety, health and wellbeing of all our children and young people, communicating appropriately with parents and carers.

With experience of working with young people with additional support needs and the ability to successfully support a team towards shaping the future direction of the Trust in line with its values, aims and ethos, you will bring a self-motivated and proactive approach. Ideally, you will be qualified to SVQ Level 3 in a relevant subject such as Education, Childcare or Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards this.

This is an operational role and requires a professional, confident, diligent individual with a with a strong awareness and understanding of safeguarding legislation within Care and Education settings and a willingness to develop themselves and others. A driving licence would be advantageous.

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Closing Date 30th October 2020