Learning Mentor

Location: Camden
Job Type: Contract
Industry: Primary Teaching and Learning Assistants | Primary SEN Support
Reference: PE11248344
Salary: £70 - £80 per day
Job Published: 4 months ago
Learning Mentor based in a Primary Learning Unit
Start date 7th September 2020
Location: Camden
Pay: £70 - £80 per day.
Time: 8:45am - 4:00pm

We are currently working with a primary support service in Camden who provide a wide range of professional therapy and support for pupils.

About the school/service

They are made up of a Primary Pupil Referral Unit (PPRU), Behaviour Outreach Team and the Language and Communication Service. They are a specialist therapeutic and educational placement for children who cannot attend mainstream school because of social, emotional and mental health needs, or who have been permanently excluded from school.

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 child 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 children experience educational and emotional stability throughout the transition period.

Their most recent Ofsted inspection was classed was recorded as Good and was continuous from their last inspection in March 2015.

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.