Additional Learning Support Practitioner

Recruiter
Milton Keynes College
Location
Aylesbury,
Salary
£15,000 - £20,000 Per Year
Posted
14 Oct 2020 09:29
Closes
28 Oct 2020 23:59
Reference
OCT20207886
Sector
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)

Additional Learning Support Practitioner

Milton Keynes College have an exciting opportunity for an Additional Learning Support Practitioner to join our Prison Education team atHMYOI Aylesbury. As a successful Learning Support Practitioner, you will be 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: HMYOI Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1EH
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £18,015 - £21,522 per annum      
Closing date: Wednesday 28th October 2020

Milton Keynes College Rewards:

  • 25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
  • Access to a generous pension scheme
  • Access to an employee wellbeing platform.
  • Access to Continued Professional Development, including in-house teacher training, professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
  • Free 24/7 comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, including counselling for you and your immediate family, advice on eldercare and referral to serious illness & accident support.
  • Death in Service Plan Benefit
  • Discounts at The Graduate Salon
  • Flexible working options supported including remote working with access to laptop and College systems (arrangements organised with your line manager)
  • Plus many more…

About HMYOI Aylesbury:

HMYOI Aylesbury houses young prisoners aged 18-21, all serving sentences over 4 years.  The Education Department works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver medium to long courses that help prepare learners for employment both within the long-term prison estate and on release to the community.  Courses include English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 2 to Level 2), Business, ICT, Hospitality, Music Technology and Radio, Painting & Decorating, Horticulture, Construction, peer mentoring and Barbering. This is complemented by a range of courses available through distance learning at level 3 and beyond e.g. Open University, A Levels and BTEC level 3.

In the department we believe the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge will help our learners to end their offending behaviour.  We engage the hardest to reach learners and encourage them to take pride in their own education and self-development.  As a department, we endeavour to inspire learners to achieve and for some, attain their first significant qualifications. If you believe that you can inspire and reach challenging young prisoners, then we would like to hear from you!

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 vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education at our campuses in Milton Keynes. In addition, the College delivers employability and skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres. For nearly 30 years, we have worked with offenders in both custody, and the wider community and currently work with 19 prisons across England; this includes 13 prisons, which make up the Long Term High Security Estate, and 6 category B, C & D men’s prisons.

Milton Keynes College is a committed safer recruitment employer in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions therefore undergo a thorough on boarding process to include DBS. In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions.

Milton Keynes College has been officially recognised for its commitment and approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. It has been awarded the much sought-after Leaders in Diversity accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity. The award recognises the College’s clear ethos and values and a belief in the importance of diversity.

 

**Please note successful candidates are required to undertake National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Clearance before being able to commence with any role. For high security sites they are also required to obtain Counter Terrorism Check (CTC) in addition to NOMS. The process of obtaining clearance can take anywhere from 3 weeks upwards and the outcome is not controlled by the College or the individual prison**

 

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