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SEN Tutor

Job Introduction

Due to an expansion of the business, HMP Bronzefield are currently recruiting for a part time SEN Tutor.

As a SEN Tutor, you will support learners with complex needs who need additional support, or require an advanced programme of learning in order to achieve their full educational potential.  As a SEN Tutor you will also assist in the development of behaviour policies and procedures to meet the needs of all learners.

We house up to 572 women (approximately 14.5% of the national female prison population). The women in our custody have a diverse and complex set of needs and range from mothers and babies, young offenders, life and long term sentenced women, short to mid-term sentenced women, foreign nationals and women on remand. HMP/YOI Bronzefield is a closed local prison serving courts across the South of England. Our mission is to deliver quality of life services which make a meaningful difference to women in the criminal justice system by supporting them to change their lives for the better. To achieve this we focus on providing needs-based services and programmes to rehabilitate and improve the well-being of our women. 

We have been awarded a bronze accreditation by Investors in People for our commitment to our staff, their development, engagement and investment in a sustainable future.

Role Responsibility

  • Working with individuals who may have physical disabilities, sensory impairments (ie visual or hearing), speech and language difficulties, learning difficulties such as dyslexia, conditions such as autism, social, emotional and mental needs or have a combination of these difficulties.
  • Ensure that all learners, including those with special or additional requirements are able to access education and the whole curriculum.
  • Have a strategic overview of SEN and inclusion throughout the prison including planning, policy writing, advising and supporting other staff. This will also include the writing of provision maps for individuals/groups of learners.
  • Identify all learners individual needs with SEN and being responsible for creating a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment.
  • Initiate and carry out assessments and prepare and manage the assessment paperwork.
  • Raise standards of student attainment and achievement for SEN learners within the prison.
  • Ensure the quality assurance procedures are adhered to and use to achieve high standards.
  • Assist in the development of behaviour policies and procedures to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Work and collaberate with other teaching staff within the department/prison to ensure that the activities reflect the needs of the students within the subject areas.
  • Actively monitor SEN student progress following up under performance.
  • Teach individuals or small groups of learners within or outside the class.
  • Develop and adapt conventional teaching methods to meet individual needs of learners using specialist equipment and facilities where available and appropriate.
  • Lead the writing of ILP's for identified SEN students ensuring targets are communicated clearly and effectively to learners and staff.
  • Liaise with other professionals such as social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists.
  • Ensure all LDD students have appropriate support.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential 

  • Qualified teaching experience
  • A good understanding of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) code of practice
  • Recognised Level 3 qualification or above in an identified subject and professional experience focusing on a particular learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or autism
  • Have an interest in the rehabilitation and resettlement of offenders
  • Have an ability to communicate effectively at all times through different mediums including spoken and written communication
  • Ability to manage confrontation and challenging behaviour
  • Patience, understanding and empathy with learners

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a custodial/prison environment 
  • Assessor IV qualification. Must have willingness to work towards these qualifications.
  • Knowledge of curriculum 
  • Understanding diverse groups
  • Flexible and dynamic approach to delivery

Package Description

£26,000 - £30,000 pro-rated

Excellent benefits including season ticket loans, free meals, free parking, subsidised gym membership, group discount schemes and pension.

18.75 hours per week

About the Company

Sodexo Justice aims to change lives for the better by reducing reoffending and improving the quality of life for those under our supervision and in our care. We deliver safe, effective and innovative custodial and community rehabilitation services that challenge offending behaviour, protect the public and offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We deliver the total operation of five prisons within the UK and own six Community Rehabilitation Companies in partnership with crime reduction charity Nacro.

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 3 years’ worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.

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