Neurodiversity Support Manager-HMP Dovegate

Employer
Serco
Location
United Kingdom, Uttoxeter
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
13 Sep 2022

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Clearance Level
SC, None / Undisclosed
Sector
Defence, Policing
Job Type
Permanent
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Full Time - Permanent

40Hrs:

Mon - Fri

£33,252.40 per annum + Corporate Company Benefits

Key Purpose:

This is a management role in an establishment. The post holder will be responsible for leading on support for prison residents with needs arising from neurodivergence.

Developing and implementing, through close collaboration with stakeholders, a "whole system" principle is of paramount importance, with the focus firmly on supporting individuals to achieve and progress through Education, Skill and Work pathways throughout their sentence. The Neurodiversity Support Manager (NSM) will liaise with

the Learning and Skills Manager (LSM) and the education provider to ensure prisoners are supported, whether engaged with education or not, and that they continue to be supported in the community, including by the probation teams.

Key accountabilities:

Focus on improving and ensuring that the quality of neurodiversity support andprovision across ESW is at least good and moving towards outstanding. This is to include assessment of quality to inform the prison education, skills and work improvement plan which can be applied across various learning channels, e.g. classroom, industries, work areas, workshops, gym etc.

Develop and maintain Neurodiversity needs strategy for the establishment, incorporating and working with key stakeholders. This should include as a minimum: Head of Learning & Skills and Head of Reducing Reoffending (HoRR), Provider education and/or curriculum managers (including regional leads), Employment lead, New Futures Network (NFN) broker, Prison Work Coach, Head of Offender Management Unit, libraries, Information Advice and Guidance (IAG), activities, gym, industries manager, key worker.

Manage the collection and collating Neurodivergent data at local level. Continually analyse and evaluate current practice for how neurodiversity provision is tailored to the needs of a wide range of prisoners, including those who are hard to reach, vulnerable prisoners, and those for whom English is not their first language.

Track the progress of prisoners with neurodiversity in education, learning and work (including kitchen, horticulture, waste management industries/workshops, wing work and orderly/peer roles), analyse data and identify any participation and achievement gaps and address these.

Essential Experience:

Detailed knowledge of OFSTED, HMP and EIF (Education Inspection Framework) and further education and skills criteria.

Experience of operation in a specialist neurodiversity role.

Experience of within the Special Educational Needs/ Additional Learning Needs and Disabilities field.

Substantial teaching experience that has developed a range of strategies for developing accessible and appropriate resources to match the specific learning needs of individuals / cohorts of learner.

Essential Qualification:

  • PGCE, Cert Ed or Level 5 in Education and Training
  • Relevant degree
  • Level 4 Certificate in Supporting the learning of learners with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)/ Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
  • Alternatively: Extensive relevant work experience of working with Neurodiverse learners in a custodial setting.


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

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Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.
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