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Group Leader

Fortune College a unique residential, educational and transitional environment catering specifically for horse motivated young people with LDD in the heart of the New Forest, has the following exciting and rewarding opportunity.

Not all of us learn in the same way or are motivated by the same activities and environments.  Fortune College acknowledges this fact, and sets out to meet the needs of students who have a particular motivation in an area that is proven to engage, leading to a wide variety of positive outcomes; Equine Facilitated Education. 

The curriculum is delivered over 38 weeks of the year for up to 36 students, aged 16 -25 with wide variations in physical, communication and cognitive ability and requiring tailored educational provision to unlock their potential.

The unique delivery of education at Fortune College utilises Equine Facilitated Education. Students at the college are motivated by horses, being around them, working with them and interacting with them.  This motivation can be harnessed to enable teaching to take place in an environment that is not a classroom but delivers the same syllabus in an alternate style.

The curriculum encompasses an educational residential programme which prepares young people with complex educational, emotional, physical and mental health needs, to live as independently as possible and participate in society.  It enables young adults to achieve accredited qualifications in maths, English and other vocational subjects, develop empathy and communication skills, independent living skills, self-confidence and a responsible work ethic which encourages participation in their community and the acquisition of meaningful occupation upon completion of the course. 

The Transition Guide is responsible for supporting their group of students in areas specific to next steps and transition into a living environment that allows them to be as independent as possible, and access meaningful employment and/or further education.  Main responsibilities include liaison with parents/carers and external agencies, teaching and coaching in a variety of locations, completion of assessments, delivering curriculum relevant to Individual Learning Plans in line with EHCP outcomes, contribution to end of term and review reports, recording progress and achievement.  The extended curriculum is taught throughout the day and therefore the role will be timetabled to include evening and weekend work.

 

The role consists of 40 hours per week on a permanent 52 week contract.

Salary - £19,250 per annum.

 

In addition to an annual leave entitlement of 6 weeks per annum, Fortune College can offer commitment to your ongoing CPD and training, meals whilst on duty, additional leisure and medical benefits, and the use of company vehicles whilst on business.

 

If you can bring a positive, enthusiastic attitude with previous experience of working in an education environment, then please contact the Personnel Department on 01425 673297, or email recruitment@fcrt.ac.uk for further information and an application pack.

 

Fortune college is committed to Safeguarding, and to promoting the welfare of children and young adults; we expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Closing date for applications – Friday 28th February 2020

Interviews – Thursday 5th March 2020

Transition Guide

Fortune College a unique residential, educational and transitional environment catering specifically for horse motivated young people with LDD in the heart of the New Forest, has the following exciting and rewarding opportunity.

Not all of us learn in the same way or are motivated by the same activities and environments. Fortune College acknowledges this fact, and sets out to meet the needs of students who have a particular motivation in an area that is proven to engage, leading to a wide variety of positive outcomes; Equine Facilitated Education. 

 

The curriculum is delivered over 38 weeks of the year for up to 36 students, aged 16 -25 with wide variations in physical, communication and cognitive ability and requiring tailored educational provision to unlock their potential.

 

The unique delivery of education at Fortune College utilises Equine Facilitated Education. Students at the college are motivated by horses, being around them, working with them and interacting with them.  This motivation can be harnessed to enable teaching to take place in an environment that is not a classroom but delivers the same curriculum in an alternate style.

The curriculum encompasses an educational residential programme which prepares young people with complex educational, emotional, physical and mental health needs, to live as independently as possible and participate in society. It enables young adults to achieve accredited qualifications in maths, English and other vocational subjects, develop empathy and communication skills, independent living skills, self-confidence and a responsible work ethic which encourages participation in their community and the acquisition of meaningful occupation upon completion of the course. 

 

The Group Leader is responsible for the co-ordination of education for their group of students, in line with the outcomes set out in their EHCP.  Main responsibilities include supervision of group staff and demonstration of good practice, liaison with parents/carers and external agencies, teaching and coaching in a variety of locations, co-ordination and completion of assessments, development of Individual Learning Plans in line with EHCP outcomes, completion of end of term and review reports, planning timetabled activities and learning opportunities, recording progress and achievement using the college RARPA software.

The role consists of 40 hours per week on a permanent 52 week contract.

Salary - £22,500 - £24,000 per annum.

In addition to an annual leave entitlement of 6 weeks per annum, Fortune College can offer commitment to your ongoing CPD and training, meals whilst on duty, additional leisure and medical benefits, and the use of company vehicles whilst on business.

If you are interested in this role please contact the Personnel Department on 01425 673297, or email b.allen@fcrt.ac.uk for further information and an application pack.

Fortune College is committed to Safeguarding, and to promoting the welfare of children and young adults; we expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Closing date for applications – Friday 28th of February 2020

Interviews – Wednesday 11th of March 2020

Associate Co-ordinator

The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy is a unique residential, educational and transitional environment catering specifically for horse motivated young people with LDD in the heart of the New Forest, has the following exciting and rewarding opportunity.

Lanfranco House is a 7 bed residential home for young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities, based in the village of Burley in the New Forest. A small staff team support the residents, ‘Associates’, to live as independently as possible and to continue developing their skills and abilities. 

 Staff develop an excellent knowledge and understanding of each Associate in order to provide high quality support and encourage a homely and welcoming living environment.  Staff support Associates to attend community activities and events, support with self-care and living skills and assist with all household tasks.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a key role, assisting with the development of, and co-ordinating, the provision.  Key tasks will include monitoring care needs and promoting high standards of care and independence, facilitating staff training, ensuring effective communication of key information, completing reports, risk assessments and other paperwork, reviewing and developing reporting methods, monitoring and updating Individual Care and Development Plans and taking part in annual reviews.  This role is a mix of administration and work on shift with the Associates, and as such will cover evenings, overnights and weekend work.

The role consists of 40 hours per week on a permanent 52 week contract.

Salary - £22,400 per annum.

In addition to an annual leave entitlement of 6 weeks per annum, the FCRT can offer commitment to your ongoing CPD and training, meals whilst on duty, additional leisure and medical benefits, and the use of company vehicles whilst on business.

If you can bring a positive, enthusiastic attitude with previous experience of leading in a care environment, then please contact the Personnel Department on 01425 673297, or email recruitment@fcrt.ac.uk for further information and an application pack.

The FCRT is committed to Safeguarding, and to promoting the welfare of children and young adults; we expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Closing date for applications – Friday 28th of February 2020

Interviews – Friday 13th of March 2020

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Fortune College: part of the Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

Registered charity number: 1045352      Company number: 3031713

Tel: 01425 673297

Email: enquiries@fcrt.ac.uk