Additional Learning Support Practitioner

Milton Keynes College
East Riding of Yorkshire
31 Mar 2019
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Milton Keynes College have an exciting opportunity for an Additional Learning Support Practitioner to join our Prison Education team at HMP Full Sutton. As a successful Learning Support Practitioner, you 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 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 Maths, 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 Full Sutton, Full Sutton, York, YO41 1PS
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £18,015 - £21,522 per annum
Closing date: 23rd April 2019

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 Full Sutton:

HMP Full Sutton, is a modern, purpose-built high security category A prison. Opened in 1987 and situated about 11 miles east of the City of York. It has a population of approximately 630, serving more than 4 years; 60% of the inmates are serving life sentences. The population is split with 60% Vulnerable Prisoners and 40% mainstream inmates.

The Vulnerable Prisoners and Mainstream population does not mix. Education is on Mondays and Tuesday for the VPs and Wednesdays and Thursdays for Mainstream. There is no education delivered on Fridays. With longer sentences and a more stable population, learners are engaged with education.

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 at our campuses in Milton Keynes. In addition, the College delivers employability and key skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres. For over 25 years, we have worked with offenders in both custody, and the wider community and from 1st April 2019, we will be working with 19 prisons across England; this includes 13 prisons which make up the Long Term High Security Estate across England, and 6 category B, C & D men’s prisons.

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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