Visual Impairment Learning Support Mentor/Tutor, Cambridgeshire

£26,000 - £27,000 per annum plus benefits

Posted 1 month ago | ref: 203421

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Protocol is proud to announce that they are sole supplier of recruitment services for Cambridge Regional College.

With campuses at Cambridge and Huntingdon, Cambridge Regional College is one of the best Further Education colleges in the country for 16 – 18 year old Level 3 student achievement. The College boasts some of the best facilities in the country, such as industry-standard workshops, state-of-the-art catering equipment, studios and salons. The Huntingdon Campus has won the Business in the Community Award in the Hunts Post Business Awards for a record fifth time.

Students enjoy their studies here, thanks to inspirational teachers and excellent course options. The atmosphere at the two college campuses’ is always busy and vibrant. A fantastic 95% of students go on to further education or employment. Graded as ‘Good’ with some outstanding features in their last Ofsted report, the college is often praised for its excellent resources, ambitious students and strong relationships with employers, and highlighted Cambridge Regional College’s work in ensuring that the curriculum meets the needs of local and regional employers.

Cambridge Regional College are currently seeking a Visual Impairment Learning Support Mentor/Tutor 

Role responsibilities

  • Develop students’ independent learning skills, abilities and literacy/numeracy on a range of programmes, primarily in 1:1 and small groups. 

  • Prepare and adapt learning materials in specialist formats (e.g. Braille) as appropriate to ensure the curriculum is accessible to all visually impaired learners 

  • Deliver programme/interventions designed by assessment team for students with SEND. 

  • Be responsible for planning appropriate learning strategies for learners with SEND within the Study Centre

  • Liaise with subject lecturers/tutors in the planning of lessons including adaptations of materials and direct support that visually impaired learners will need to make progress.

  • Liaise with subject lecturers/tutors  to communicate and agree appropriate targets to support learners to enable them to make good progress

  • Regularly review progress against assessed need and update individual learning plans and strategies to inform and guide learners and subject tutors.

  • Work with Specialist Learning Support Lecturers and subject lecturers in identifying the learning support needs of students:

  • Identifying students’ SEND.

  • Expressing concerns over a student’s welfare

  • Referring students to student services etc.

  • Identify learners requiring further English and Math’s interventions. 

  • Identify learners with barriers to learning i.e. ADHD, Asperger’s, who require support and interventions to develop independent learning strategies

  • Support learners to meet the assessment requirements of external examination bodies and make best use of their exam concessions, where appropriate.

The person & qualifications

  • Minimum Level 4 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) or equivalent (L4 TQ)
  • Knowledge of the impact of vision loss on learning and language development, social skills, mobility and access to the curriculum. You will require a good understanding of learning processes and barriers to learning.
  • Be qualified to GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English and Maths and have experience of working with people with supportive learning needs, ideally within a Further Education establishment.
  • Must have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a range of students on courses from entry level to level 3
  • A willingness to learn, Braille, Braille note, Embosser etc – Experience of working with people with learning barriers/difficulties/SEND

Benefits being a permanent member of CRC staff

  • Free gym membership (at Cambridge Campus)
  • Discounted hair and beauty treatments at The Park Cambridge
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Contributory pension schemes
  • Discounted rates on College training courses
  • BUPA Health Expenses
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • On-site nursery at Huntingdon Campus
  • Free on-site parking, and free local travel to college from surrounding areas
  • Rewards@CRC – exclusive discounts for staff on high street and online stores
  • Occupational Health services
  • Free flu vaccines annually for staff
  • On site subsidised Costa Coffee (Cambridge) and Starbucks (Huntingdon)
  • On site restaurants, refectories and retail outlets
  • Regular staff development days
  • Free eye care
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Employee Christmas savings scheme
  • Staff discounted rates on Apple Products, free in-house IT support for personal use, free Microsoft Office software
  • NUS Extra card 
  • Local discounts 

About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The legal bit

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As a result of the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we might not be able to respond to every candidate with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion