Background to the Post
The main purpose of the post is to support and mentor students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities within their learning programmes. The majority of time will be spent with students within a variety of settings, including classroom, workshops and practical areas. The students are undertaking individualised study programmes which include Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA) and may also lead to vocational qualifications.
The post holder will report to the Support Coordinator within the Curriculum area.
Why Work With Us?
Imagine working for an employer that has a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students every year. That could be you.
We offer careers in teaching, educational support and pastoral care and brilliant opportunities within our professional Corporate and Commercial Services departments. The opportunities here are almost endless and can be full time, term time only, part time.
We are one of the largest higher and further education colleges in the country with just under 15,000 students and around 1,300 staff. That’s a lot of people and people are our key to success.
WCG has a comprehensive staff training program, offering leadership training for those wanting to progress and an employee health and wellbeing programme to support our staff when they need it most.
Place of Work: Pershore College
Our Pershore College centre is a national centre for horticulture situated on a 60-hectare site near Evesham., specialising in land-based learning. The college has also been producing award-winning fruit juice, craft cider, and perry for more than twenty years. Facilities for Pershore include commercial orchards, horticultural machinery and equipment and a dog grooming salon.
Pershore College is located on the outskirts of the thriving market town of Pershore in Worcestershire, just a few miles from Evesham.
- A good general education to level 2.
- Demonstrate English and Maths skills equivalent to Level 2.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- The ability to work flexibly as a member of the team.
- Good IT skills.
- Excellent communication skills.
- The willingness to undertake staff training as applicable, including mandatory Team Teach training.
- Previous experience of working with young people.
- GCSE Grade 4 (Grade C) or above in English and Mathematics or Functional Skills Level 2, or equivalent.
- Previous experience of supporting/mentoring young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND).
Essential Skills and Knowledge:
- Supportive, positive and non- judgemental attitude.
- Awareness of health and safety procedures or willingness to undertake training.
- Good administrative and record keeping skills.
- Be able to respond effectively to the student’s individual needs
- Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of Equality and Diversity.
- Ability to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
- Ability to demonstrate behaviours which support the Core Values of the College.
For a full job description including duties and responsibilities of the role, please see the job description attached below.
Warwickshire 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.