Are you looking to make a difference?
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to help others to improve their lives, the lives of their families and to make a positive contribution to their local community? Then prison education is for you.
We are committed to making a difference and we need motivated and passionate colleagues who can make it happen. Novus is a specialist prison education provider working across England and Wales.
The Learning Support Practitioner - Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD) role is offered on a permanent, part time basis working 20.5 hours per week. You will be based at HMP Swinfen Hall, working with adults aged 18 and above, please visit www.justice.gov.uk/contacts/prison-finder to find out more. If you want to get to know us, and the role a little better, please call the Local Manager on 01543 484486.
The successful candidate ideally has:
Experience identifying learner needs and planning strategies to support learning opportunities.
Delivering initial screenings to learners who have been identified as having potential LDD and where appropriate write plans that will support with the results of screening.
Experience of differentiating and adapting resources (such as word etc) to suit individual learner needs and which will support them in their learning
Excellent communication skills, and be prepared to support tutors with strategies to support their learners progress.
Enthusiasm and motivation to help raise expectations and aspirations of our learners, to enthuse, motivate and create opportunities for learning and engagement
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
A great sense of humour!
The successful candidate must be prepared to:
Continually develop their practice and skills, to engage in new initiatives and, to share best practice with colleagues.
Utilise policies and procedures (both Novus and HMPPS) to support the wider prison resettlement and skills strategy.
Work collaboratively as part of a local specialist education team and, positively contribute as part of the wider prison team.
You may have the skills, passion and attributes which make you the ideal candidate for this role, but you find it hard to evidence all criteria? We consider all applications and we are committed to finding the right person and will invest in their professional and personal development.
If you can help others - we can help you.
We offer an excellent benefits package including a favourable pension's scheme, Retail Discounts, Employee Assistance Program, Cycle to Work and Simply Health.
To apply for this role through the Novus website, please click the 'apply online' button where you will be asked to submit a copy of your CV. In your application, please also outline how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements details within the job role profile.
Novus is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes all applications. For job description and more details please visit the Novus website careers page.
This role is subject to enhanced clearance and vetting. The closing date for this job advert is 09/06/2022 however sometimes the job advert may close early if we receive a good response!