Learning Support Practitioner - HMP YOI Brinsford
Milton Keynes College is working in partnership with HMP YOI Brinsford to put education at the heart of the prison system.
We have an exciting opportunity for an Additional Learning Support Practitioner to join our Offender Learning team at HMP YOI Brinsford. The ideal candidate 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 them knowledge and guidance throughout their courses.
- To work closely with teaching staff and additional learning support staff in the delivery of good and outstanding support for all learners.
- To manage the initial and diagnostic assessment service in order to identify how learning needs can be effectively supported and monitored.
- To provide cover for a diverse range of teaching sessions as directed by line management, ensuring familiarity and compliance with the appropriate paperwork and procedures within the Department
Milton Keynes College: Rewards
- 25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
- Able to apply for an NUS Extra Card and Blue lights card, offering a wide range of High Street Discounts
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Childcare Vouchers
- Continued Professional Development Opportunities
- Cycle To Work Scheme
- Access to 'JUICE' the employees' health and wellbeing platform
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Contributions towards Eye Tests for Visual Display users
- Plus, many more
Location: HMP YOI Brinsford
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: GBP18,015 - GBP21,522 per annum
Closing date: 23rd October 2017
This role is based at HMP YOI Brinsford. HMP YOI Brinsford is a Category C adult male prison as well as a young adults institute. The Education Department works closely with prison colleagues to deliver relevant courses from Entry Level to Level 2 that help prepare learners for employment upon release.
We are proud to boast the Interserve Academy in Industrial Cleaning; the Academy was set up in partnership with Interserve to support young adults to develop employability skills and gain qualifications leading to employment with the company on release.
Other vocational pathways include Barbering, Professional Cookery and Barista, Horticulture, Construction, Recycling, PC Repair, Bicycle Mechanics, Industrial Cleaning and Radio Production. English and Maths Functional Skills are compulsory for rehabilitating offenders and we have provision at Entry 1 to Level 2.
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 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, - 18-year-old full-time students studying traditional A Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education.
In addition, the College delivers employability and key skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres and is one of the largest providers of Offender Learning in England, working with 27 prisons across the East Midlands, South Central and West Midlands.
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.