JOB TITLE: Learning Tutor
SCALE/SCALE-POINT: Support Staff Scale 5
RESPONSIBLE TO: Learning Support Coordinator
‘Come questioning, go seeking, grow’
This is a key post in supporting students with significant learning difficulties or issues, higher needs and/or an EHCP on a 1:1 basis. It will also involve small group work with any students requiring extra support with Maths, English, assignment and essay planning and revision. The role will also assist and support students needing transition support from school to college.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
• To provide support for those students identified with specific learning needs
• To ensure the maintenance of records and information systems both computerised and manual with due regard for data protection and confidentiality.
• To assist in the development of SEN provision maps for students
• To monitor the progress of the individual students at regular intervals and set new targets when appropriate. To formulate and regularly review three month plans for students receiving support. Should any further support needs emerge, to communicate this as soon as possible to the Learning Support Co-ordinator to ensure needs are met
• To assist students in making the transition between school and college where appropriate
• To work with the student services and safeguarding team in the assistance, creation, monitoring and review of EHCPs.
• To operate within legal, ethical and professional boundaries when working with young people. This includes confidentiality policies.
• To assess and select students for targeted group support
• To provide targeted literacy and numeracy support with smaller group work where appropriate.
• To provide small group study sessions, focussing on assignment and coursework planning, time management, exam support and revision.
• To provide opportunities for small group activities during the College’s enrichment time
• To ensure continuous professional development (CPD) requirements as specified by the College and that may be identified during College processes, for example Appraisal.
• To participate in the College Appraisal Scheme.
• To maintain awareness of the requirements of the College Health and Safety Policy and to be responsible for ensuring that the duties and responsibilities detailed in the College Health and Safety Policy are adhered to and carried out.
• To read and apply the College Safeguarding and Prevent procedures and to ensure that the duties and responsibilities detailed in the College Safeguarding Policy and Prevent Duty Policy are adhered to and carried out.
• To read the College Single Equality Scheme and to act in accordance with statutory obligations under the equality duties and in compliance with current Equality and Diversity legislation.
• To ensure adherence to the College Data Protection Policy.
• To work to the College quality standards and systems within the context of the College quality systems.
• To undertake such other duties and responsibilities as are appropriate to this level of post, including any reasonable request made by Head of Faculty or Senior Leadership Team.
Essential skills and Characteristics
• Experience of working with young people aged 11-19 with academic support
• Experience of working with young people with significant SEN needs
• To demonstrate effective working with disaffected young people
• An ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and multi agencies
• An ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Good organisation, time management, communication and interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge of the principals involved in giving advice and guidance to young people including the place of confidentiality and sharing of information
• Effective ICT skills to include electronic record keeping and communication
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Tenure of post: Permanent, Term Time Only (36 weeks a year)
Hours of work: 21 hours per week
Salary: From £22,383.00 per annum (pro-rated for Part time)
Pension: Local Government Pension Scheme (optional). This is an employee and employer contributory pension scheme.
The Henley College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
The Henley College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DSB (previously CRB) check.
The Henley College 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.