Location: Shrewsbury
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: SEMH TAAA 111222
Salary: £70 - 80 per day
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Protocol Education are currently recruiting for a Mentor/Support Worker with sports coaching experience to work in an Social, Emotional, Mental Health (SEMH) School in Shrewsbury.


The school is an alternative provision for students with SEMH who are unable to access mainstream education for a variety of reasons. Your role will include that of a Mentor/Support Worker, supporting their SEMH specific needs, well-being and academic abilities in a structured and adapted curriculum. All students have Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP's) which as a key support worker you will contribute and work together with the student to achieve their targets and offer purposeful, engaging, fun activities and lessons that progress each individual student and challenge them appropriately.


The school are looking for someone with a sports coaching background as they have found this type of experience works well with their pupils, offering a dynamic, supportive, and structured approach with solid routine and boundaries which enable students with SEMH needs to engage and succeed.


This role is ideal for someone seeing to gain valuable classroom experience prior to embarking on a teaching career, or a great opportunity for any graduates seeking a bold new career change.


The Role. 

• Working closely with the staff team, specifically teachers in order to contribute to student's EHCP's and individual needs academically and socially

Plan and deliver interventions alongside the teacher             

• To support in managing the behaviour of pupils whilst they undertake their work and ensuring a constructive and positive environment is always enforced.

Candidate required to drive as there will be collection and drop offs (mileage covered)

• De-escalating situations within the classroom in the correct way certifying safeguarding procedures are always adhered.

• Reporting any safeguarding concerns using the school’s referral procedures and safeguarding policies.


The Candidate.

• Someone who truly cares for the education of children and thrives in an environment working with likeminded individuals.

• A person who has a passion for installing confidence, knowledge, and skills into forming children into becoming members of society later in life.

• Somebody with desire to go the extra mile for their students and truly influence their futures. 

• A character who truly makes a difference in the classroom and enjoys working with young people.

• Excellent communication skills; Verbal/written and reading comprehension

• Proven track record of positively impacting the lives of children, please note - this can be in any field.

Is caring and has the drive and passion to continue to develop strong relationships and the wellbeing with staff, students, parents, governors, professionals and the local community

• Right to work in the U.K.


Position: SEMH Mentor/Support Worker with Sports coaching experience


Location:  Shrewsbury


Start date: ASAP


If you have what it takes, you can join an experienced, innovative team with incredible potential!


Protocol Education are required to take safeguarding steps which include:

- DBS check at the cost of £40, if not already have one on the government update subscription service.

- 3 year professional references and work experience, gaps listed

- Proof of address and right to work in the UK


Protocol Education can offer;

- Competitive rates that express your experience and responsibilities

- CPD during half term or summer

- Free Webinars

- £250 refer a friend rebate

- NQT/ECT network community

- Social event

- CV writing assistance and marketing tools




All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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