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Bank Patient Tutor

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£17.69 an hour per hour
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Part Time
There is an exciting opportunity for a qualified, experienced teachers to join our team in the Therapy Services Department. This team includes Occupational Therapists, support workers, sports & fitness staff and peer support workers. Together we provide a comprehensive range of interventions to meet the therapeutic needs of the adult patient group and promote recovery and well-being.

We are looking for teachers to provide classes in Maths, English, ICT and ESOL across the three care pathways at Arnold Lodge.

Each subject requires one day a week of teaching (approximately 7 hours). You can apply to teach one or any combination of the subjects above. Please state clearly on the application which subjects you want to teach.

These are sessional posts and applicants will be given a Bank contract.

You will liaise with staff within therapy services and the ward to determine effective methods of delivery for small groups of patients and individuals.

You will need to be flexible, organised and demonstrate effective communication skills.

Please ensure you read the job description and meet the essential criteria outlined in the person specification.

Enquiries and informal visits are encouraged so please contact the OT manager Fiona Evriviades.

Follow us on Twitter @ArnoldLodge_OT

Main duties of the job

To teach basic and higher level skills (Level 2) in numeracy, literacy and ICT.

To teach functional skills in maths and English.

To prepare students for examinations in the core subjects as outlined above.

To teach English Language learners

To teach patients with additional learning needs such as ADHD and dyslexia.

To conduct assessments - initial, diagnostic, formative and summative.

To prepare Individual Learning plans, lesson plans and schemes of work as required.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

To engage students in education in a forensic setting

To identify learning needs for students and apply effective teaching strategies.

To produce reports on patient's progress within education.

To provide statistics as required by the Occupational Therapy Operational Manager.

Person Specification



  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics equivalent at Grade C or above.
  • Nationally recognised teaching qualification at either Level 4 (CTLLS, CET, Cert Ed) or Level 5 (DTLLS, DET) or equivalent.
  • Relevant qualification for subject or subjects you will be teaching. For example:- ICDL (Essentials) qualification or equivalent. ICDL Advanced or equivalent ESOL qualification


  • Assessors Award
  • Qualifications in teaching students with dyslexia



  • Evidence of ongoing professional development and training to maintain competencies


  • Other relevant accredited training or courses



  • Has a through knowledge and understanding of current educational initiatives.


  • Knowledge of Arnold Lodge and its purpose.



  • Minimum of one years' experience of teaching core numeracy and literacy skills to at least Level 2, both individually and in groups. Minimum of one years' experience of teaching ICT skills or ESOL if applying for those subjects.
  • Experience of devising and applying schemes of work, lesson plans and individual learning plans.
  • Experience of maintaining written records, databases and producing reports.


  • Experience of working in a secure setting, e.g. prison, young offender institute or forensic unit.
  • Experience of teaching adults with specific learning needs, e.g. mental health issues and/or learning disability
  • Experience of teaching adults for whom English is not their first language.
  • Experience of supervising other staff - eg Teaching Assistant



  • Skilled in assessment, teaching and evaluation
  • Ability to work independently and prioritise own workload.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Arnold Lodge

Cordelia Close



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