Vocational Training Instructor

Portlaoise, CO.LAOIS

Charitable / Not for Profit
Application Closing Date
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Garda Vetting & Police Clearance
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full-Time Permanent

Job Description


A commitment to living the organisational values of Team work,

Dignity, Justice, Advocacy and Quality

National Learning Network is the training and employment division of the Rehab Group. We have over 50 years’ experience in the area of training for employment or further education and benefit from a hugely experienced multi-disciplinary team of nearly 600 teachers, trainers, programme development officers, psychologists, counsellors and employment support staff.

Vocational Training Instructor

NLN Portlaoise

Permanent Contract, 36 hours

Job Purpose

The VT Instructor is responsible for the training and development of Learners in accordance with the agreed local training programme specifications, together with the day-to-day running and maintenance of all aspects of the training programme. The Instructor assists Learners with additional support needs in exploring their future career and educational direction and in making realistic vocational choices with a view to progressing to further education/employment.

Minimum Education & Skills required

  • Third level qualification in Computer Science Degree or equivalent and hold a current qualification in CompTIA A+ or CompTIA Network+

· A relevant pedagogical/training qualification – Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 as minimum

· A number of years relevant occupational experience of working with learners in educational, guidance and/or developmental contexts

· Experience of delivering QQI Level 3 and 4 certifications

  • Experience in both IT applications, professional administration and related generic subjects
  • Experience in TQAS and QQI accreditation processes
  • Experience in sourcing work placements
  • Good understanding of work placements, job coaching and mentoring

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide systematic training according to specified curricula, with responsibility for the instruction of a number of modules for QQI Levels 3 + 4 certification
  • Facilitate participants in developing the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to secure progression outcomes
  • As part of a team liaise appropriately with relevant key stakeholders in maintaining programme allocations
  • Assist Learners in reviewing previous experiences and exploring future goals, using a range of occupational interest, educational and problem solving techniques
  • Source and support work experience placements and instil by example and direct training, proper work attitudes and work behaviours
  • Provide learners with adequate and constructive feedback about their progress
  • Perform the role of Instructor under the guidance of the management of National Learning Network and co-operate fully with the centre staff and multi-disciplinary teams and relevant stakeholder such as ETB as required

Additional requirements

· Approachable, positive can do attitude

  • An ability to motivate learners and to maintain networks with stakeholders and local communities
  • Ability to manage and adapt to changing environment
  • Motivation skills with energy & enthusiasm
  • Professional and confident approach

Staff Benefits

· Company Pension Scheme

· Paid maternity leave

· Paid paternity leave

· 24 days annual leave

· Bike to work scheme

· Tax saver travel scheme

· Income protection

Closing Date: 12th April 20021

To view full extensive job description please, click apply to visit our company site and download attachment at the bottom of the page.

These duties and responsibilities are a reflection of the present service requirements and may be subject to review and amendment to meet the changing needs of the services.

The Rehab Group is an equal opportunity employer


Bronacha Taft