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Functional Skills Tutor – Maths and English

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Functional Skills Tutor - Maths and English to join the Secure Care Division in a first-of-its-kind Life Rooms in Secure Care. The post will report to the Life Rooms Team Leader and Head of Rehabilitation and Recovery Services.

The successful candidate will have a teaching qualification and significant experience in Mental Health and/or Learning Disability practice.

Professional and operational supervision will be provided and the opportunity to engage in appropriate training to maintain CPD.

Interviews are planned for TBC.

Main duties of the job

1. To undertake specialised teaching and related educational duties. To work as part of a team delivering an education curriculum.

2. Identify the learning needs of patients, in line with individual care programmes. Plan and deliver educational courses for patients across the Hospital.

3. Develop awareness of the needs of the individual patients and strive at all times to facilitate meeting these needs.

4. Contribute to the holistic assessment of individual patient needs; devise educational programmes to meet these needs. Monitor, record and document the progress and programmes, to evidence the outcomes as identified by the principles of the CPA.

5. Assess specific learning needs of patients in their own specialist subject area.

6. To prepare patients for examinations and supervise patients at examinations.

7. To assesses and internally moderate all coursework for the purpose of such examinations.

8. To plan and prepare courses and lessons, in collaboration, as necessary, with other teachers.

9. Develop and implement teaching or accredited programmes for patients.

10. To keep abreast of developments and changes in respect of Rehabilitation and Educational trends.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce costs as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for more details regarding requisite skills, duties and responsibilities for this post.

Person Specification Shortlisting Criteria Essential
  • Teaching Qualification - teaching qualification, e.g., Degree and PGCE, BEd/CertEd, DTLLS or equivalent.
  • Evidence of CPD and additional training.
  • Experience working in secure care services.
  • ESOL or Dyslexia Training
Essential Essential
  • Teaching Qualification - teaching qualification, e.g., Degree and PGCE, BEd/CertEd, DTLLS or equivalent.
  • Experience working with individuals with Mental Health and/or Learning Disability needs.
  • Experience delivering and facilitating 1:1 and group teaching sessions with adults with complex learning needs.
  • Experience of contributing to the development of a new prospectus and curriculum.
  • Experience of service development and quality improvement projects.
  • Experience working in secure care services.

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