SWALLOW is a local charity supporting teenagers and adults with learning disabilities, to live independent and fulfilling lives. Come and join our team!
Job Title: Art Tutor
Hours: Tuesdays 9.30-14.30
Hourly Wage: £12.84 per hour
Place of work: SWALLOW Office
Reports to: Courses Manager
Holidays: 25 days pro rata
To work with SWALLOW members to help them produce therapeutic and creative art work.
To be responsible for planning and running the arts and crafts workshop with a person centered and therapeutic approach
To provide quality learning/development opportunities for people with learning disabilities
To be responsible for the ordering of any art materials required for your group, checking firstly with the courses manager with regards to expenditure and liaising with other art tutors
To be aware and responsible for Health and Safety in the art workshop
To provide (when required) information on how the group is progressing and regular monitoring reports
In conjunction with the other art group tutors and courses manager arrange to display the art work/creative work when required
At all times work as a part of the SWALLOW team
To be responsible for keeping the art room in good order and leaving it tidy
To have a teaching qualification/experience in the arts and crafts sector
To have excellent communication skills – verbal and written
The ability to liaise with other professionals, families and carers
To demonstrate a flexible approach and the ability to work as a part of a team
The ability to take overall responsibility for the group, responding to changing needs within the group.
To have experience of working with adults with learning disabilities
To have experience of providing a quality service and learning opportunities for people with learning disabilities
To have experience of working within an equal opportunities and anti discriminatory framework
An understanding of the rights and needs of people with learning disabilities
A working knowledge of Health & Safety at work
An understanding of confidentiality
To have worked in an informal learning environment
To have some knowledge of charitable organisations and their work
Experience of providing appropriate support to meet individual needs
The ability to use Makaton and Easy English
All SWALLOW employees are expected to comply with statutory requirements and SWALLOW’s employment policies while carrying out their work. This post is one of continual development and the post holder will be encouraged to develop skills and capabilities, including participation in projects and training events. Accordingly, the range of duties and responsibilities outlined above may change from time to time to reflect the changing needs of the organisation. Employment dependent on a satisfactory DBS check
The post holder must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to SWALLOW’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
Overall performance will be formally assessed and reviewed regularly, with additional informal assessment taking place as necessary.
Health & Safety
All employees are subject to the Health and Safety at Work Act. The post holder is required to pro-actively comply with their duties as described by SWALLOW’s policies and procedures for health and Safety.
All employees are required to work in a confidential manner in all aspects of their work.
For an application pack/information please visit our website where a full pack can be downloaded, alternatively please call: 01761 414034
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Monday 25th April 2022
Art Group Tutor
£12.84 per hour plus generous benefits
5-hour weekly contract
SWALLOW Office, Midsomer Norton
Sunday, 24 April 2022