Learning Mentor

Location: Barnet
Job Type: Contract
Industry: Secondary | SEN | Secondary Support
Reference: PE11266301
Salary: £75 - £85 per day
Job Published: 6 months ago
Learning Mentor based in a Secondary School Provision

Location: East Barnet
Pay: negotiable based on experience
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm

We are currently working with a small secondary provision in East Barnett who provide of support for pupils with social emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH).

About the school/service

This is a warm and welcoming school, where the pastoral care is a the forefront of everything they do. They build close relationships with their pupils and their families and this gives the school a foundation from which they can wit their cohort to help them all achieve their potential.

They are currently looking for a Learning Mentor to join their team. The current team works to meet the social, emotional, mental health and academic needs of highly vulnerable children, to help them make progress in all areas and be ready for their next stage in learning.

They provide a stimulating and secure learning environment for pupils and give each pupil a positive experience of school. Sometimes a student stays with them for only a short period, whilst another placement is being sought. As part of the team, you will help to facilitate the transfer from one educational establishment to another, ensuring that the students experience educational and emotional stability throughout the transition period.

Ideal Candidate:

We are recruiting for a learning Mentor who has previous experience in this area and can provide the following:

• Listen
• Offer support
• Promote positive behaviour
• Offer encouragement and build self-esteem, resilience and confidence
• Identify the barriers to learning and set targets

You will be able to work with:

• Individuals and groups of children
• Teachers and other members of staff i.e. support/welfare staff
• Parents/carers
• Schools
• External agencies such as; Social Services, Police, Health Professionals, Education Welfare Service, Sure Start, School Doctor/Nurse/ CAMHS/ Trinity Hospice / Children's centre

Your role will be split into 3 areas:

For Children
• Build confidence, raise self-esteem, build resilience and motivation
• Improve social skills, form relationships with friends, family and staff
• Improve attendance and punctuality
• Remove barriers to learning
• Help children to achieve their potential

For Families:
• Improve support and communication between home and school
• Access to outside agencies and someone to talk to in confidence
• Provide a vital link between the families and our Vicar where appropriate

For school:
• More effective and efficient communication between parents/carers, teachers and outside agencies
• Effective pastoral care
• Reduction in anti-social behaviour

If you have experience working with children or young adults with special education needs, and are interested in making a positive contribution to the lives of young people, please send your CV to Richard.Danso@Protocol-Education.com or call Richard@ Protocol on 020 3219 7740.