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Vocational Tutor
Job Type Temporary
Location Derby
Salary ?19,000 (Temp to Perm)
Experience Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Sector Work Based Learning
Qualifications PTTLS, DTTLS, A1 Award, Level 2 Maths and English
Vocational Tutor - Pre-Apprenticeship Routeway Programme (16 to 18 year olds). This is a Temp – Perm contract (LTD) offering £10 per hour.
• Teaching qualification (PTTLS, DTTLS).
• Proven support and training provided to 16 to 18 year olds
• Be able to produce schemes of work and session plans.
• Have experience of dealing with Awarding Bodies and assessment procedures.
• Relevant experience in at least one vocational area and functional skills.
• The ability to collate and record accurate and relevant information.
• Good organisational and administrative skills.
• Effective communication skills, oral and written.
• Excellent knowledge of relevant vocational criteria and ability to apply these in teaching practice.
• Have a good understanding of the Common Inspection Framework standards.
• Ability to motivate and engage learners at different levels using a variety of materials.
• Ability to communicate at all levels and use own initiative.
• Ability to track learner progress and relevant experience working with young people.
• Excellent organisational, time management skills and IT skills.
• Ability to empathise with young adults and conduct one’s self as a positive role model.
• Creative with a proactive approach to learning.
• Must be able to work competently with the minimum of supervision.
• Able to demonstrate an understanding of different learning styles and how to differentiate through various teaching methods. Experience of dealing with challenging clients with a wide variety of barriers from diverse backgrounds.
• Direct teaching experience and classroom management.
• Good time management skills with the ability to work towards and meet deadlines.
• Ability to communicate and motivate self and others in challenging surroundings.
• High standard of customer care
• Good organisational and administration skills
• Commitment to professional development.
• Where you are required to work across centres you will need to hold a current full driving licence, have access to your own vehicle and have Business Insurance. Alternatively you will need to be able to access reliable public transport.
• Assessor qualification A1 or equivalent
• Level 2 Maths and English
• Experience of implementing and delivering various qualifications with numerous awarding bodies
• Experience of delivering Functional Skills with embedded vocational elements.
What you’ll be doing:
• Deliver vocational qualifications from entry to levels 1 and 2 including functional skills Maths and English.
• Assess the needs of learners and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to promote and support learners’ learning.
• Establish productive working relationships with learners, acting as a role model and setting high expectations that support the achievement of potential.
• Carry forward the ethos of helping a young person to become employable, working in conjunction with other specialist’s tutors, not just through formal qualifications, but through social development, job search, interview techniques and other necessary interventions.
• Liaise with key workers e.g. Youth Offending Service, Social Services, Connexions, to ensure stability for the learner whilst on programme.
• Work with other centre staff to identify learners who are eligible for the reward system
• Prepare resources, session plans and schemes of work.
• Keep accurate records including lesson plans, schemes of work, registers of learner attendance, records of work, learner reviews, learner assessment outcomes and Records of Achievement.
• Prepare and teach lessons that are challenging, giving comprehensible instructions to learners, engaging and enjoyable in order to ensure maximum progress and learning for all.
• Complete lesson evaluations and set subsequent actions to improve lessons for future delivery.
• Ensure all qualification criteria are covered in the lessons and continual informal assessment for and of learning takes place.
• Manage assessments for each individual qualification.
• To assess learners’ work and cross reference the standards through qualification criteria.
• Assess and monitor learner’s progress on a regular basis and within established deadlines.
• Keep an updated tracker of individual learner assessment progress.
• To achieve monthly targeted outcomes of minimum 80% retention and achievement rate
• To accurately complete all relevant paperwork in line with procedures and awarding bodies.
• Ensure that all requests for internal verification activity are met promptly.
• Implement any improvements identified as a result of performance review/ teaching and learning reviews and IV process.
• Monitor attendance, punctuality and progress of learners
• Apply appropriate strategies to ensure attendance and punctuality.
• Continually improve the learner’s experience which is determined from learner feedback.
• Give advice, information and guidance to learners on the best progression routes.
• Support colleagues and provide cover in the event of staff absence.
• To liaise with relevant staff to ensure continuity of information in individual student progress
• To participate in programme development to ensure a proactive teaching and learning service to all learners.
• To undertake necessary in-house training and any training needs identified in appraisal.
• Attend and participate in verification and standardisation meetings
• To achieve minimum grade 2 in all internal and external inspections, monitoring visits and observations.
• To undertake any other routine task, as required by senior staff.
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