Additional Learning Support Practitioner

Milton Keynes College Offender Learning
£18015.00 - £21522.00 Per Annum
28 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Milton Keynes College is working in partnership with HMP Bullingdon to put education at the heart of the prison system. We have an exciting opportunity for an Additional Learning Support Practitioner to join our Offender Learning team at HMP Bullingdon. The ideal candidate will be someone who is able to inspire and assist learners throughout their academic and vocational studies.The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered. You will be a passionate, creative and empathetic towards our learners and be able to offer them knowledge and guidance throughout their courses. Responsibilities include: - To work closely with teaching staff and additional learning support staff in the delivery of good and outstanding support for all learners. - To manage the initial and diagnostic assessment service in order to identify how learning needs can be effectively supported and monitored. - To provide cover for a diverse range of teaching sessions as directed by line management, ensuring familiarity and compliance with the appropriate paperwork and procedures within the Department Milton Keynes College: Rewards - 25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays - Able to apply for an NUS Extra Card and Blue lights card, offering a wide range of High Street Discounts - Local Government Pension Scheme - Childcare Vouchers - Continued Professional Development Opportunities - Cycle To Work Scheme - Access to ?JUICE? the employees? health and wellbeing platform - Employee Assistance Programme - Contributions towards Eye Tests for Visual Display users - Plus, many more This role is based at HMP Bullingdon, a complex prison that has a number of functions. It is categorized as a local category B prison which a category C resettlement function, as was well as serving the courts of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, and Wiltshire. HMP Bullingdon has the capacity to hold 1114 offenders all serving a range of sentences from remand to life, with the average length of stay between 3 and 6 months. Education works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver a variety of courses that help prepare learners for employment and positive community living upon release. The Education Team is on a positive journey with an enthusiastic and committed approach from both Milton Keynes College and prison colleagues, this has resulted in creating a rewarding environment not only for learners but for the staff team who play a key role in transforming rehabilitation for our learners. As a successful candidate you will: - Have a good basic general education including GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English at Grade C. - Hold an NVQ2/NVQ3 Teaching Assistant qualification or be willing to work towards. - Have experience of working in a learning environment. - Have well-developed interpersonal skills in relating to prison staff and in working with students who may have little experience of education and training. - Be computer literate and willing to improve your IT skills. - Have the ability to work as part of a team and on their own initiative. - Have good organisational skills and be able to meet deadlines. Location: HMP Bullingdon Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year Salary: £18,015 - £21,522 per annum Closing date: 12 th October 2017 More about the College Milton Keynes College is proud to be an open and inclusive general Further Education College welcoming learners of all levels and delivering an exceptional educational experience. The College offers a broad range of qualifications with more than 3,000 16 ? 18-year-old full-time students studying traditional A Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education. In addition, the College delivers employability and key skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres and is one of the largest providers of Offender Learning in England, working with 27 prisons across the East Midlands, South Central and West Midlands. Milton Keynes College is a committed safer recruitment employer. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions therefore undergo a stringent vetting process to include DBS for all positions.
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