Additional Learning Support Practitioner

Recruiter
Milton Keynes College
Location
Devizes
Posted
18 Jan 2021
Closes
21 Jan 2021
Ref
1881850858
Category
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Location: HMP Erlestoke, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5TU
Hours: 17.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Tuesday & Wednesday (9 am to 3.45 pm)
Thurs 5.5 hours (9.00 am to 3.15 pm)

Salary: Up to £10,043 pro rata
Up to £21,522 per annum (FTE)

Closing date: Sunday 10th January 2021

Milton Keynes College have an exciting opportunity for an Additional Learning Support Practitioner to join our Prison Education team at HMP Erlestoke. 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


Milton Keynes College Rewards:
  • 25 days annual leave (pro rata), additional days leave for Christmas closure (arrangements organised with your line manager) 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)
  • With more to discover . . .

About HMP Erlestoke:

HMP Erlestoke is a Category C prison, holding approximately 524 adult male sentenced offenders. The prison is built on the former grounds of Erlestoke Manor House and has expanded in both offender numbers and intervention programmes.

HMP Erlestoke’s focus is firmly fixed on reducing reoffending and preventing future victims of crime by preparing offenders for their release through accredited intervention programmes, skill and vocational based training and education, in a pro social environment.

Courses at HMP Erlestoke include Maths, English, IT, Horticulture, Carpentry, Plastering, Bricklaying, Cleaning and Support Services, Cookery, Creative Craft, Personal and Development Skills and much more.

The education hours are Monday to Thursday 8.45am â€" 11.45am, 1.45pm â€" 4.45pm and on Fridays 8.45am â€" 11.45am.

Involved with several projects including “Reading Ahead” where Erlestoke have achieved a double gold award for over 500 completions. As well as participating with the “Inside Out” project and “Chain Gang” creative writing class. Erlestoke also issue internal magazines highlighting various events, projects and support alongside articles, interviews and shared experiences as well as promoting well-being and education.

HMP Erlestoke achieved “Good” in their most recent Ofsted inspection.

HMP Erlestoke strive to provide a safe, decent and secure environment for offenders, staff and visitors.

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 â€" 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**