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


Job Purpose:
To work with SWALLOW members to help them produce therapeutic and creative art work.

Duties:

  • 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

Person Specification

Essential

  • 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

Desirable

  • 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

Other Information

General
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

Equal Opportunities
The post holder must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to SWALLOW’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

Performance Review
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.

Confidentiality
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: recruitment@swallowcharity.org


Closing date: Monday 25th April 2022


Please download our Application & Monitoring Form on the website and send it along with your CV to recruitment@swallowcharity.org.

Art Group Tutor

Salary:

£12.84 per hour plus generous benefits

Hours:

Tuesdays 9.30-14.30

Contract Type:

5-hour weekly contract

Location:

SWALLOW Office, Midsomer Norton

Close Date:

Sunday, 24 April 2022

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