Learning Mentor

Location: Waltham Forest
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Primary SEN Support
Reference: PE11260234
Salary: £60 - £70 per day
Job Published: 23 days ago
Learning Mentor

Daily Rate: Competitive

Location: Waltham Forest

Contract Type: Full Time/Part Time

Contract Term: Temporary

Start Date: Jan 2021

Learning mentors work with pupils to help them address barriers (and potential barriers) to learning through supportive one-to-one relationships and sometimes small group work.

What's involved?
Learning mentors help students develop coping strategies, enhance their motivation, raise their aspirations and encourage them to re-engage in learning. To work effectively, learning mentors have to take into account the range of complex issues that usually lay behind problems with learning and achievement (eg bereavement, lack of confidence/low self-esteem, low aspirations, mental health issues, relationship difficulties, bullying, peer pressure, family issues/concerns).

You will be:
NVQ3 or above qualified experienced in working with children & families across the Primary age range in a mentoring role experienced in supporting children's mental health & well-being
able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and be proficient in the use of IT (GCSE C or above in maths and English or equivalent desirable)
able to identify, liaise and organise access to a range of other services
confident and have the ability to work independently at times and to take responsibility where necessary for your own time management
a positive and inspirational colleague
a team player who enjoys working co-operatively with colleagues

The following qualifications will also give you an advantage:
• Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools
• Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
• Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (Learning, Development and Support Services option)
• Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
• Foundation Degree in Learning Support

If you feel you are suitable for this role and are looking for flexible working options this academic year then join Protocol Education OR call one of our branches to discuss what we offer and how we can help.

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 £44.00.