Learning Support Practitioner

Recruiter
Milton Keynes College
Location
Buckinghamshire
Posted
09 Mar 2019
Closes
31 Mar 2019
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Milton Keynes College have an exciting opportunity for an Additional Learning Support Practitioner to join our Offender Learning team at HMP Spring Hill / Grendon on a full time basis for a 12 month Fixed Term Contract. 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.

As a successful Additional Learning Support Practitioner, you will be a passionate, creative and empathetic towards our learners and be able to offer knowledge and guidance to our learners.

Responsibilities include:

Skills assessment and highlighting specific learning needs
Provision of ALS within accredited learning programmes
Focused learning support for English and Math, leading to employability outcomes
Effective target setting to meet individual needs; including personal, social and educational targets
Inspirational learning support small group and one to one learning
An holistic approach to improving learner skills to support transition into a relevant career pathway
Providing appropriate support in formal assessment
Coordinate the allocation of support to ALS students

Location: HMP Spring Hill / Grendon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0TL
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £18,015 - £21,522 per annum
Closing date: 22nd March 2019
12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Milton Keynes College Rewards:

25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
Amazing discounts with NUS card or Blue Light Card , ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment
Access to an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hub
Access to Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
Tax free childcare scheme
Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme
24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme
Plus many more…

About HMP Spring Hill / Grendon:

For many of the staff employed to work at HMP Spring Hill, they also have an opportunity or are required to teach at HMP Grendon (less than two minute walk between sites).

HMP Grendon is a unique Therapeutic Category B national prison housing approximately 220 long term, prolific (re)offending adult males.

The Education Department works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver relevant long courses that help prepare learners for employment and positive community living upon release. Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 1 to Level 2), IT, Business, Barista, Horticulture, Cleaning, Personal Social Development skills and Family/Parenting. Education runs 4 afternoons (Mon – Thurs) from 13:45- 16:45. During the mornings the men are involved in therapy work with a wide team of clinical and officer staff on the wings.

HMP Spring Hill is an Open Category D (resettlement) prison, housing approximately 320 male prisoners who are at the end of their custodial sentence and working towards resettlement. Residents at Spring Hill are considered low risk and are well underway with rehabilitation and resettlement. Courses at Spring Hill are as above, with additional vocational courses such as Carpentry, Plumbing, Professional Cookery, Customer Service and Bookkeeping and CSCS. Education runs from 8:30 – 11:30 Monday to Friday and 13:00 – 16:00 Monday to Thursday.

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.

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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