Part Time (22.2 hours) or Full Time (37 hours), Term Time Only + 2 weeks (38 weeks p/year)
Wiltshire College & University Centre is the main provider of further and higher education in Wiltshire and is fast on its way to becoming outstanding having achieved a good Ofsted grade in June 2018. Based across the county on 4 main campuses and with 2 smaller centers, the College offers an extensive range of courses at all levels and has ambitious plans for growth in a region with exciting potential.
Are you looking for a new opportunity to start in September 2019? We are currently seeking Learning Support Mentors to join our Learning Skills and Development Service Department based at our Chippenham & Lackham campus on a full time or part time, term time only + 2 weeks basis.
The main purpose of this role is to enable learners with high needs and declared support needs to access learning and college facilities, aiding retention and achievement of high needs funded students and for students with a declared need who are not high needs funded. Within this role, your main responsibilities will include providing educational support, personal care and mentoring support for learners with support needs (including literacy and numeracy difficulties, profound, moderate and specific learning difficulties, social and communication difficulties, disabilities and mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties). You will work under the direction and supervision of qualified Lecturers or Tutors to support students and Learning & Skills Development Service Colleagues with managing their health and wellbeing including the administration of emergency medication. You will also be expected to facilitate the independence and safety of individual and groups of learners moving around the campus; assist the class tutor or teacher with keeping student records (RARPA, SMART targets, LSDS audit records) and assist in feedback and monitoring the effectiveness of the services provided for individual learners through joint planning and collaborative working with teaching staff.
The successful candidate will hold both a Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 (GCSE A-C) and have worked within a similar role previously. They will also hold or be willing to work towards a relevant Level 3 or equivalent qualification in supporting learners with additional or complex needs and will ideally hold a teaching, caring or coaching qualification with Makaton or British Sign Language qualifications being advantageous. You will have experience of supporting individuals to meet agreed objectives and milestones along with evidence of your experience of exchanging information and supporting colleagues. You will be experienced in supporting young people and adults with profound and moderate learning difficulties. Experience of supporting wheelchair users and supporting individuals with personal care would be advantageous.
Wiltshire College & University Centre is committed to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The College is accredited to the Disability Confident Employer award, part of this means a commitment to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
Employment benefits include College closure days, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, free on-site parking, Staff Development programme and a variety of on-site benefits and discounts.
The closing date for this role is midday on Thursday 29th August 2019
Adverts normally close at midday on the closing date, however vacancies may close early if sufficient applications have been received. Therefore we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.
Candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted by Networx or the Wiltshire College & University Centre HR Department. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback for candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview.
Chippenham Campus is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.