Closing date: Monday 03 July 2023
Location: Orpington with some travel to partnership colleges
Hours: 35 hours per week, term time
Salary: £31,500 per year
Interview date: To be confirmed - Early to mid July
Are you interested in working for an organisation making a real difference to the lives of young blind and partially sighted people?
Here at the Royal Society for Blind Children we believe that every blind young person should have the chance to live life without limits. Our values of Trust, Energy, Ambition, and Motivation underpin everything we do, and by giving young people the essential skills to take control of their life, they can unleash their true potential.
We are looking for an SEN tutor to provide sessions in a range of areas including entry level to level 2 English, Maths and pastoral support and to support and supervise student progress against individual learning and living goals and EHCP outcomes.
The main purpose of this role is to create and deliver teaching sessions within the Dorton College curriculum including English and Maths, provide pastoral, health and wellbeing and individual tailored support to DC students.
You will have QTS, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be competent in using a range of ICT software particularly Word, Excel and Outlook.
In return we offer a competitive range of benefits including a generous annual leave allowance of 27 days (rising to 28 days after 3 years’ service) + bank holidays, Employee Assistance Programme, Perkbox, flexible working opportunities, 3% contribution towards pension, and season ticket loan. We are a welcoming, diverse and inclusive workforce and are a Disability Confident Employer. We also hold the Investors in People Silver Award.
For further details on the role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification on the RSBC website.
Please apply by emailing your CV and a supporting statement which details how you meet the requirements of the role and person spec to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 3 July
Interview: TBC – Early to Mid July
To apply you will need to have the right to work in the UK.
The Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, all posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service and 2 satisfactory professional references. Registered Charity No.307892
- To provide teaching sessions in a range of college areas including Entry Level to Level 2 English, maths and pastoral support to Dorton College student groups and individual students.
- To support and supervise student progress against individual learning and living goals and EHCP Outcomes.
- To liaise with the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team to agree and provide appropriate support, strategies, and adjustments the students may require.
- To manage Learning Support Assistants (LSA’s) and update CLT with key issues.
- To keep regular contact with parents/carers.
- To input into the curriculum development of the college working with College Leadership Team to ensure educational standards and quality is continuously reviewed and improved.
Key Tasks and Main Duties
- To create/develop and deliver teaching sessions within the Dorton College curriculum including English and maths.
- Provide pastoral and Health and wellbeing and individual tailored support to Dorton College students.
- Identify appropriate support and strategies with the wider MDT, including the College Principal, College QTVI, Student Support Lead, Key LSAs and Specialist Services staff as appropriate.
- Act as a point of communication for tutors at partnerships, alongside the College Leadership Team.
- Keep appropriate records and supervise student progress against individual student goals.
- Provide reports regarding student progress as required and attend reviews as appropriate.
- To ensure that the college runs in compliance with all relevant legislation, guidance, regulatory requirements and quality standards.
- the vision and ethos of the college.
- clear and ambitious strategic priorities and targets for the college that all students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum.
- the college’s budget.
- the college staffing structure, including key staff structure requirements needed for the strategic development of the college.
- the principles to be used by college leaders develop and review college policies.
- To attend and deliver training and CPD in all statutory areas and specific for the role, or in an area of identified responsibility within the Governing board.
- Supporting the College Leadership Team to provide management support within the staff team structure.
- Some line management duties.
- Ensure the college staff have the resources and support they require to do their jobs well, including the necessary expertise and external advice where necessary, effective appraisal and CPD (Continuing Professional Development), and suitable premises and that the way in which those resources are used has impact.
This Job Description cannot be considered to be exhaustive and other duties not included above may arise from time to time. On the understanding that such duties are reasonably commensurate with the purpose of the Tutor role.
Educational and Professional Qualifications
- Teaching qualification, QTS, QTLS
- Degree Level Qualification
- A Levels, Level 3 Qualifications
- GCSEs or equivalent including grades C or equivalent in English and mathematics.
- UEB Grade 1 and/or 2 Braille
- Evidence of further study such as, relevant CPD, and willingness to continue professional development in specified areas.
Skills, Experience and Knowledge
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to think creatively and problem solve.
- Competence using a range of ICT software, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Awareness and understanding of Equality and Diversity.
- Knowledge of how the support role promotes independent learning and personal development in the classroom and unstructured time.
- Knowledge and understanding of student assessment, progress, evaluation and reporting of attainment.
- Ability to work under own initiative and as part of a wider team of professionals.
- Understanding and awareness of individual needs and ability to adjust communication methods accordingly.
- Motivation to participate in ongoing training and self-directed CPD programmes.
- Flexibility and ability to work with students, following a range of programmes at different levels, from Entry Level 1 to Level 3.
- Experience of working with young people with Vision Impairment and other additional learning needs and/or disabilities.
- Familiar with different communication aids and adaptive technology that aids student learning and communication.
- Experience in an Education setting, in a teaching role.
- An interest in the education of Visually Impaired children and young people with SEN.
- Ability to use initiative and professional standards to inform practice.
- An enquiring mind and desire to understand how the college is impacting the performance and opportunities of students and how it can be improved.
- Self-motivated and dependable.
- Persistent and able to work with college leaders in complex and sensitive circumstances.
- Effective team worker, able to share ideas and make best use of resources available.
- Able to understand and interpret sensitive information and apply appropriate levels of confidentiality.
- A commitment to the demands of the role.
- A commitment to developing skills and knowledge through training and taking up briefings and networking opportunities.
- Commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory policies.
For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Royal Society for Blind Children website: https://www.rsbc.org.uk/work-for-us/