Term Time Only (39 weeks per year), 37 hours per week
Starting salary £17,350 (Level 3)
Required as soon as possible
Due to an increase in pupil numbers, we are seeking additional Behaviour / Learning Support Mentors to work at our secondary Pupil Referral Unit, SEMH Special School and Post 16 provision on a fixed term contract for the 2020-2021 academic year.
As a Behaviour / Learning Support Mentor, you will support the learning, achievement and development of pupils to ensure they leave school with the best possible outcomes. You will play a key role in supporting teachers by mentoring young people with gaps in their education or who are disaffected with education. They have varying learning needs and may have challenging behaviour and you will support them to make positive choices about their future. Additionally, you will provide support for offsite activities, personal development and sports programmes.
Experience of working with young people who have complex social and emotional difficulties, specific learning needs or who may find a mainstream school environment challenging would be advantageous. This may be as a mentor, teaching assistant, youth worker or other support role.
You need to be confident and engaging with excellent interpersonal skills, so you can motivate pupils and colleagues. You should have good numeracy and communication skills (both written and verbal) and are able to remain calm in difficult and challenging circumstances.