You will support the candidate and to make informed judgments about the range of evidence the candidate has produced, which should demonstrate their competence to meet the assessment criteria as detailed in the NCFE CACHE Qualification Specification. This including one or more of the following qualifications: Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace; Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health.
Our programmes are accredited by NCFE and include the following courses:
- NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health in the Workplace
- NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
Key Purpose of the Role (to be reviewed annually)
- The role of the Assessor is to support the candidate and to make informed judgements about the range of evidence the candidate has produced, which should demonstrate their competence to meet the assessment criteria as detailed in the NCFE CACHE Qualification Specification, including the one or more of the following qualifications: Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace; Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Supporting and assessing learners on accredited learning programmes such as Awards and Certificates and occasionally stand-alone units from Level 1 Level 2 qualifications.
- Providing constructive assessment feedback to learners to ensure they are supported throughout their learning.
- The establishing and maintaining effective relationship with learners that promotes the successful achievement of the learner’s qualification and programme within the agreed timescale.
- To complete learner programmes in a timely and accurate manner and ensure program delivery is planned to meet the company’s profile
- To regularly report to management on the progress of candidates.
- To ensure the confidentiality and security of all the centre’s documentation and information.
- Using e-Assessor or similar online assessment platforms effectively as a means of sharing with and receiving work from learners and providing feedback to them, as well as a tool for communication.
- Compliance with ESFA, FE Partners, and other authorities with respect to policy and procedures associated with Teaching, Learning and Assessment.
- Compliance with ESFA and Awarding Organisation with respect to administration documentation.
- Management of own continual professional development to ensure currency with chosen area of occupation.
- Performing other duties within the general nature of the role.
The Assessor must:
- Ensure they have an up-to-date Awarding Body Qualification Specification to assist them in the delivery of the qualification before starting delivery.
- Explain to the candidate before the programme commences the content and requirements of the programme so that the candidate is fully aware of their responsibilities. Together they should agree timescales for completion. They can use a candidate action plan and unit feedback document to record the units the candidates will complete and how they will be assessed.
- Review the candidate’s progress and provide them with regular feedback, both verbal and written, which must be documented. The Assessor should set an action plan for the candidate to work through and should give specific deadlines to help the candidate complete the course by the deadline. The Assessor should also review any reasonable adjustments and special considerations during the course of the programme.
- Complete Awarding Organisation documents related to qualification registration and achievement.
- Ensure learners understand how to use e-Assessor or similar online assessment platforms to access their work, complete their assignments and submit their work for assessment.
- Develop individual learning plans for each student that fully supports the agreed timescales of their qualification.
- Maintain accurate records of individual learner progress by way of regular progress reviews in line with organisation and Awarding Body guidelines.
- Manage their own diary so that they effectively support their caseload of learners from start to finish of their training programmes.
- Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with learners.
- Demonstrate a proactive approach to minimising any barriers to their learners by implementing additional support in a timely manner that promotes their achievement.
- Hold regular standardisation meetings and document the minutes with the Internal Moderator.
- Comply with IQA standards and participate in IQA activities with a willingness to gain qualifications where needed.
- Keep up to date with any changes made to Awarding Body processes or procedures, and the content of the Awarding Body Qualification Specification
- Be included in the external moderation visit and ensure any past actions have been carried out.
- Assist in carrying out actions or recommendations following the external moderation visit.
- Contribute to the overall team performance by way of suggestions and recommendations to enhance the quality of delivery and support.
- Manage their own continuous professional competence by undertaking training or activities.
- To undertake any further training as identified in the organisation’s review procedures.
- To participate fully in all Quality Procedures.
- Ensure that safe working practices are followed in respect of COSHH and other risk assessment control measures.
- To comply with and promote New Challenge’s Health and Safety policies and take appropriate responsibility to ensure the health and safety of self and others.
- To understand, comply with and promote the company’s safeguarding and PREVENT policy and procedures.
- To understand, comply with and promote the company’s diversity policies and procedures.
- To engage in continuous professional development.
(E = Essential D = Desirable)
SKILLS AND CORE COMPETENCIES HOW MEASURED
One of the following teaching qualifications are essential:
- Level 3 PTLLS or Award in Education and Training (AET).
- Level 4 CTLLS or Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET);
- Level 5 DTLLS or Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (DET)/CELTA Cert Ed
- Postgraduate/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
- Assessor/ IQA qualifications
- Technical competency and knowledge (qualifications and training) (E)
- Experience of working in an occupationally relevant environment (E)
- Previous support of learners working towards single qualifications or NVQs (D)
- To hold a Literacy and Numeracy qualification to Level 2 or above (GCSE A-C) (E)
- Excellent ICT skills and experience of delivering online using online assessment platforms (E)
- Possess the ability to set up various monitoring reports using IT applications (E)
- Employee Rights & Responsibilities (D)
- Flexibility towards working hours (E)
Personal qualities, communicating and relating to others.
- High level of customer focus (E)
- High level of communication skills both verbal and written (E)
- Proactive approach to problem solving (E)
- Excellent work ethic and able to work using own initiative (E)
- Ability to handle confidential situations with tact and diplomacy (E)
- Good level of ICT skills (E)
- Strong team player who supports others (E)
- Previous experience of motivating and supporting unemployed adults aged 19 and over (D)
- Possess an understanding of and be able to demonstrate a commitment to Equal Opportunities and Diversity (E)
- Satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance (E)
- Be able to display an awareness, understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of vulnerable adults. (E)