Additional Learning Support Practitioner

Recruiter
Milton Keynes College
Location
Isle of Wight,
Salary
£15,000 - £20,000 Per Year
Posted
15 Oct 2020 09:29
Closes
01 Nov 2020 23:59
Reference
OCT20207975
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 atHMP Isle of Wight - Albany. 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: HMP Isle of Wight – Albany, PO30 5RS
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £18,015 - £21,522 per annum        
Closing date: Sunday 1st November 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.
  • Flexible working options supported (arrangements organised with your line manager)
  • Plus many more…

 

About HMP Isle of Wight:

HMP IW is a category B establishment that offers rehabilitation opportunities for male residents 21+. The establishment is split across two sites – Parkhurst and Albany. The primary location of this role will be at Parkhurst.

HMP Isle of Wight was opened in April 2009; it was formed by the clustering of three former establishments HMP Parkhurst, HMP Albany and HMP Camp Hill. In March 2013 the Camp Hill site was decommissioned as part of an ongoing programme to modernise the prison estate and further reduce the costs of prison. HMP Isle of Wight's present role is a category B male training prison. The prison holds approximately 1100 prisoners on two sites with a central administration. Albany: Occupies the site of a former military barracks on the outskirts of Newport, Isle of Wight, designed and built as a category C training prison in the early 1960s. Security was subsequently upgraded. From 1970 to 1992, Albany was part of the dispersal system. It then changed to its present role as a category B training prison with an integrated population of vulnerable/sex offenders, a small number of un-convicted adult male prisoners awaiting trial at courts on the Isle of Wight plus prisoners from the other site in the inpatient health centre.

 

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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