Additional Learning Support Practitioner
Milton Keynes College has an exciting opportunity for an Additional Learning Support Practitioner to join our Prison Education team at HMP Whitemoor. As a successful Additional 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.
• 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
• A 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 Whitemoor, Longhill Road, March PE15 0PRHours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per yearSalary: £18,015 - £21,522 per annum Closing date: 24th 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 Whitemoor:
HMP Whitemoor is a maximum security prison for men in Category A and B. The prison focuses on settlement (helping those convicted of serious offences to make positive use of long sentences) and resettlement (reducing the risk of reoffending through assessment, work, education and offending behaviour programmes).
HMP Whitemoor opened in 1991 as part of the high-security estate. The main establishment supports two regimes: a mainstream prisoner population and a population with personality disorders. Most prisoners are younger than those in other maximum security prisons. One wing is specifically designated to manage the vulnerable prisoners. A close supervision centre (CSC), which opened in October 2004.
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.