Challenging ASD School

Location: Hillingdon
Job Type: Contract
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: PE11294298
Salary: £60 - £75 per day
Job Published: 23 days ago
SEND Learning mentors offer support and guidance to children and young people who experience difficulties with their learning.

As a learning mentor working for Protocol Education, you'll work closely with children who are struggling with social, emotional or behavioural problems that impact their ability to learn. You'll work alongside teachers and other staff, figuring out the needs of learners who require help and how to overcome barriers that are preventing them from achieving their full potential.

You'll work with a range of learners, but give priority to those who need the most help, especially those experiencing multiple disadvantages.

You could cover a variety of issues, ranging from punctuality, absence, challenging behaviour and abuse, to working with able and gifted learners who are experiencing difficulties.

You'll be based in alternative education settings (primary and secondary) but will have a broader remit including families and the wider community.
You might work with children or young adults on a one-to-one basis or in small groups.

Your duties will vary depending on the nature of the job, the level of expertise required and complexity of the work expected.

Some posts require a degree and experience of working with vulnerable and challenging young people. You may be expected to manage your own caseload and plan, deliver and measure interventions to support the young people you work with.

Other posts will require GCSEs in English and maths and you'll be expected to work in a supporting role.

As a learning mentor you'll typically need to:

* advise parents on behaviour strategies and parenting skills
* network with other learning mentors, teachers and relevant external agencies and professionals, such as educational psychologists, the police and social services
* potentially set up breakfast and after-school clubs and run extracurricular activities, such as homework clubs, reading clubs, sports, music and discos, during lunchtimes or as out-of-school activities
* organise drop-in 'offload' sessions, where learners can discuss particular issues
* provide group activities such as anger management classes
* maintain accurate records and prepare written reports and evaluations
* help to secure funding to support learners' additional educational needs*
* manage your own professional development through undertaking relevant training and sharing best practice with other learning mentors
help with transition activities for learners moving to secondary schools or on to further education.

Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working in schools. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process, at a cost of £40.00.