Learning Support Manager

Company
Dv8 Sussex
Location
Brighton, East Sussex
Salary
£30k per annum
Posted
04 Jul 2019
Closes
29 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 9.15am – 5.15pm (TBC)

Location: Brighton and Bexhill

Salary: £30k per annum

Closing Date: Wednesday 17th July

Interview Date: Monday 22nd July

Main Purpose of the Role:

1. To oversee the day to day running of Additional Learning, SEN and High Needs Support at DV8 Sussex, ensuring that all learners receive appropriate and effective learning support to achieve and progress.

2. To develop and deliver inspirational teaching to students with mild, moderate, severe and complex learning difficulties and disabilities.

3. To coordinate exam access arrangements, completing assessments and applications in line with the JCQ guidance (training opportunity to be offered if needed).

4. To work with the Head of Teaching and Learning and Bexhill Head of Delivery and Performance to plan, organise and deliver a diverse and creative curriculum that meets the needs of learners and meets the College aims and objectives and policies and procedures.

5. To organise and chair annual reviews for all EHCP students, setting appropriate outcomes and tracking their progress.

6. To lead and coordinate the work of the Learning Support team and individuals to meet challenging targets and to develop innovative new ways to meet changing needs and expectations of students and employers.

7. To have a thorough understanding of the SEN Code of Practice and ensure that it is adhered to at all times at Dv8.

8. Line-manage centre based Learning Support Coordinators in Brighton and Bexhill, who will locally coordinate learning support in each centre, ensuring that they are supported and managed effectively, continually seeking to review and improve the service on offer to young people at Dv8.

9. Demonstrate and maintain an up to date knowledge and understanding of SEND legislation and inform the Head of Centre, Head of Student support and Directors accordingly.

10. Work alongside the Recruitment and Admissions and Curriculum teams to ensure that all learners with Education, Health and Care plans have appropriate support plans in place and that all annual review processes are fully adhered to.

11. Represent DV8 Sussex at external panels and tribunals regarding High Needs learners as required.

12. Liaise with all key stakeholders and Local Authorities to ensure that students that qualify for High Needs Element 2 and 3 Funding (that over £6000) have funding applied for in good time and staffing put in place, complying with needs identified in the EHCP

13. Implement the college’s quality processes including appraisals, observations and SAR and identify and implement training to meet the CPD needs of individuals and the team.

14. Carry out administrative tasks inherent in the role to meet inspection, audit, quality improvement and implement college policies and procedures relating to the payment of claims.

15. Liaise with, and advise on matters of disability, equality and diversity, child protection and safeguarding as appropriate to the role.

16. Identify and undertake any job-related activities as requested appropriate to the grading of the post to meet the changing needs of the College.

17. To work to promote and apply the College’s safeguarding policy and practices.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full Teaching qualification e.g. Cert Ed, or an appropriate professional qualification to Level 4.
  • SENCO qualified status or experience in similar role or willingness to undertake training to achieve qualification.

Desirable

  • Specialist qualification in supporting learners with learning difficulties and or disabilities such as Dyslexia Assessment, Basic Skills or BSL Level 3 and Communication Support
  • Level 7 specialist assessor qual for access arrangements

Job Experience and knowledge

Essential

  • Experience in leading and managing a learning support service in FE.
  • Knowledge of and/or teaching aspects of an FE curriculum
  • Understanding of Foundation and knowledge
  • Experience of managing a small staff team.
  • Experience of planning and delivering effective staff inductions and training.
  • Previous experience delivering high quality teaching or support to a range of needs.
  • Previous experience of effective tracking and assessment.
  • Thorough knowledge of Disability Equality and the SEN code of practice.
  • A demonstrable strong understanding of applying for and maintaining High Needs funding.
  • Experience of administrative systems and audit requirements.
  • Experience of implementation of diagnostic assessment and ILPs.
  • Excellent knowledge of the SEN.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of and/or teaching aspects of an FE curriculum
  • Understanding of Foundation and knowledge
  • Experience of managing a small staff team.
  • Experience of planning and delivering effective staff inductions and training.
  • Previous experience delivering high quality teaching or support to a range of needs.
  • Previous experience of effective tracking and assessment.
  • Thorough knowledge of Disability Equality and the SEN code of practice.
  • A demonstrable strong understanding of applying for and maintaining High Needs funding.
  • Experience of administrative systems and audit requirements.
  • Experience of implementation of diagnostic assessment and ILPs.
  • Excellent knowledge of the SEN. Learning and Diplomas
  • Experience of assessment of students with Dyslexia
  • Knowledge of the use of ICT
  • Experience of financial processes
  • An understanding of ‘safeguarding’ and its importance within the College.
  • Knowledge and experience of performance management
  • Knowledge of staff management processes
  • Knowledge of requirements for access for examinations.
  • Experience of quality processes

Skills / Abilities / Competencies

Essential

  • Able to motivate and lead a support team.
  • Able to coordinate, plan and organise an effective and high quality provision within a cross college service.
  • Excellent communication skills across all age ranges both internally and with external providers.
  • Skills and willingness to develop the service in a changing FE Environment.
  • Appreciation of different learning needs and styles and support models.
  • Excellent administrator and ability to maintain audit compliance.

Desirable

  • Analysis of Statistical data.

Personal Qualities / Attributes / Attitude

Essential

  • Well organised and able to work under pressure.
  • Strong, positive and decisive leadership.
  • Ability to adapt to change.
  • Ability to motivate and engage staff
  • Willingness to travel between Centres as needed.
  • Approachable, empathic and caring

Desirable

  • Particular attention to precision
  • Flexible approach to working hours

This role is based on securing high needs funding.

To apply for this position, please visit our website and complete an application form: https://www.dv8sussex.com/jobs/

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