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Learning Support Practitioner Full-time Job

Aug 23rd, 2023 at 15:20   Public Service   Medway   98 views Reference: 68
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Full job description

At Novus, we have a great opportunity to join the education team at HMYOI Cookham Wood as a Learning Support Practitioner on a permanent full-time basis, working 37 hours per week.

What the role entails

As a Learning Support Practitioner, you will be responsible for providing support to men to help them to identify and access their education goals and make good progress. You will be required to set targets to help them with their learning plans and in addition, you will write learning support plans and assist teachers with strategies to support inclusion across the curriculum.

What we need from you

To be successful in the role of Learning Support Practitioner, you will need:

  • To understand how people learn and methods that can be used to enhance a learning experience
  • To have a track record of working effectively with people presenting with challenging behaviour
  • Effective communication & interpersonal skills
  • Maths and English at level 2
  • Hold or be willing to work towards a level 2 or 3 qualification for Learning Support Practitioners within an agreed timescale.
  • Vibrant with high expectations of themselves and students
  • Passionate about learning
  • Caring and patient
  • Conscientious with excellent attention to detail
  • Able to work as part of a wider team.
  • Ambitious for their own professional and career development
  • Able to motivate and enthuse students through a commitment to equal opportunities, regardless of background, Special Educational Needs, or prior attainment.

Ideally, you will want to be a part of a team who has at its core a focus on improving lives and enabling and equipping learners to develop, grow and be equipped for a life of work and success. You'll be a self-starter with a passion to learn and grow yourself and will bring passion, dedication and positivity to your new role.

Colleague Benefits

As part of the LTE Group family, you will benefit from an excellent package including:

  • Extensive annual leave.
  • Our in-house 'Evolve' training programme, which offers you the chance to upskill and further your career through a wide range of recognised qualifications.
  • Various pension scheme options including a Local Government Pension Scheme offering an 18.1% Employer Contribution.
  • Full package of training to support working in a Prison environment.
  • Good progression routes into management positions within education.
  • Learner class sizes are much smaller than in FE colleges.
  • Able to be flexible and innovative with the curriculum.
  • Part of the wider community of the prison service.
  • Additional behavioural and complex need support.
  • Our comprehensive in-house awards scheme.
  • An Employee Assistance Programme including a free, confidential, 24/7 support service.
  • Health care discounts through Simply Health.
  • Retail discounts through You at Work.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme.

Novus part of LTE Group is a national, public-sector learning, training and education organisation with a clearly defined mission to 'improve lives and economic success through learning and skills'. Our valued 4,000 colleagues drive our delivery of specialist learning to over 100,000 learners in over 120 UK locations, across our six businesses.

At Novus, we work with passion, care and commitment to create the foundations for change.

For almost 30 years we have been helping men, women and children of all ages and abilities, in prison settings across England and Wales, to take new directions.

The LTE Group family encompasses the strengths of each of our individual organisations:

The Manchester College - further education | UCEN Manchester - higher education |Novus - prison education |Total People - apprenticeships |MOL - professional development.

The LTE Group is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. If you feel you could make a difference in this rewarding and growing sector, please apply for the position via our careers page.

All applicants must demonstrate in their application their ability to meet the Key Responsibilities, Key Result Areas and Qualifications/Skills/Experience detailed within the job description for shortlisting purposes.

The closing date for this job advert is 24/08/2023. However, the job advert may close early if we receive a good response.

Company Description
Novus delivers education, rehabilitation support and opportunity to 60,000 adults and young people across England and Wales.
We work in partnership with the Ministry of Justice, Her Majestys Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), Youth Custody Service (YCS), HMPPS Wales, NHS trusts, national and devolved governments, Local Enterprise Partnerships, charities, employers and local authorities to create the foundations for change both for individuals and for our communities.
With over 25 years experience, Novus is recognised for its offender rehabilitative provision, including outstanding functional, vocational and enriched education, employment support, professional service and transformation delivery, working collaboratively with local stakeholders.
Our extensive expertise of providing support to individuals enables them to achieve their potential. This includes information, advice and guidance services; support for vulnerable individuals and individuals with Special Education Needs (SEN); and Through-the-Gate and community-based services.
We are part of LTE Group, the first integrated education and skills group of its kind in the UK and the largest social enterprise in the country dedicated to learning, training and employment.