Milton Keynes College

Disability Support Practitioner

Sheerness, Kent
£18,015.00 - £21,522.00 Per Annum
17 Apr 2019
01 May 2019
Job Level
Teaching Assistant
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

Milton Keynes College have an exciting opportunity for a Disability Support Practitioner to join our Prison Education team at HMP Swaleside. As a successful Disability Support Practitioner, you will be someone who is able to inspire and assist learners throughout their academic and vocational studies. 

The learners you will be working with are unable access education due to their disability. The role will also require you to go to the healthcare and segregation areas of the prison establishment to assist. This could range from providing workbooks and other resources to helping with homework set by tutors. You will also support with additional learning needs for learners who are attending classes in the workshops.

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.

Closing date: 1st May 2019

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.

Please apply via the link.

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