IT Teaching/Support Assistant

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The project through the means of a Computer Learning Program, aims to enhance the life chances and self-esteem of children living in Salford and Greater Manchester. The Computer Learning Program runs on Tuesdays to Fridays at 6-8pm every week. This program is intertwined with guest speakers who come and talk with the children about future aspirations and goals. We keep each class small, a maximum of 12 children per class, to give scope to helping the children to understand the digital skills they are learning.

We found that most of these children do not have access to computers at home, alongside the lack of understanding of computers and programming by parents or guardians, which puts them at a disadvantage to their peers. The programs that we teach are also not taught as standard in the local schools.

There is a structure programme where the children and young people learn different IT skills. The  classes are categorized into different groups from Junior class, learning the basis of programming, through Intermediate levels to Advance class, learning Python, SQL amongst other programmes. This classes will give you the opportunity to learn other digital skills to enhance your experience. The teachers and support assistant have prior access to the lessons, so they can go through it before the classes to help the children, helping to increase your knowledge as a volunteer. 

Benefits & Rewards:

  • Travel expenses covered in line with our volunteer’s Policy;
  • Impressive skills to add to your CV and a reference if/when you need it;
  • Volunteers Certificate and Recognition
  • Opportunity to work in a team and boost interpersonal skills/enhance IT skills;
  • Opportunity to meet a network of like-minded people whilst attending events

Volunteering is at the heart of what we do. We recruit new volunteers to join the team throughout the year. Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a progress, working together is a success. Teamwork is key. All volunteers are closely supported in all they do.

Come and join our enthusiastic team!

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Required Role

IT Teaching/Support Assistant

Key responsibilities

The volunteer needs to have computer skills in any of this programs: Coding, Sequence, Variables, Program Constructs, Python, Algorithms, HTML, CSS, JavaScripts, AI, Space Tech etc. You must have enthusiasm for the internet and technology, be patient and happy to help children as well as good at explaining things in simple terms to the children.

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  • IT, Computers and Web Skills
  • Office IT (Word, Excel etc)
  • Positive attitude
  • Practicality
  • Teaching and training

Desirable Skills

  • Verbal Communication
  • IT, Computers and Web Skills
  • Being Adaptable
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Presentation
  • Teaching and training
  • Team Work
  • Self Management

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • IT, Computers and Web Skills
  • Leadership and Management
  • Listening
  • Being Adaptable
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Problem solving
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Teaching and training
  • Team Work
  • Giving Feedback Sensitively
  • Time Management
  • Opportunity and Recognition

When can you do this role/Calendar

Minimum commitment level: Once a week

Start Date: 06-02-2023

Start Time: 05:30 PM

End Time: 08:15 PM

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451 Liverpool St., Salford M6 5QQ, UK

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  • You need to have an active volunteering account
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