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SEND Child/Behaviour Support Assistants

  • Location: Croydon
  • Start date: 24 Sep 2018
  • Category: Secondary
  • Job reference: PE11055679
  • Branch: London SEND South Central
  • Consultant: Samia Solomon
  • Call: 02032 197745
Job description
Learning Mentor
·Location: Croydon
·Start date: September 2018
·Category: Challenging Behaviour

Job description

Learning Mentor

September Start

A specialist independent school in the heart of Croydon are currently looking for strong Learning mentors with the ability to work with challenging behaviours. These students are at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training).

This school is a specialist independent school who offers a very tailored mentor approach. Mentors will first engage and inspire these young people in which they can then choose to continue with the programme or not. The 52-week course consists of; team building, 1:1 mentoring, drug awareness, gang prevention and other activities which will give them tools they can take away to direct them into a successful lifestyle.

This role is solely for those who have a passion for young people and their learning development, are patient and resilient. These young people have come from a range of different backgrounds and environments that have affected and shaped their emotional needs and thought process to life. Children and young people with severe behaviour difficulties normally struggle to communicate their feelings which can prevent them from moving forward, however with consistent, strong and firm support they have a great chance of thriving.

The ideal candidates for this position will have:

·Ideally worked with children in a safe guarded setting
·Flexibility - Willing to work across different age groups and classes
·The ability to create and maintain relationships
·Strong communication skills
·Ability to remain calm
·Punctual
·Reliable
·A good sense of humour
·Creative Personality
·Willingness to learn
·Good understanding of Special education needs
·Experience managing challenging behaviour


To work in this school you must endure patience, have a young person-centred approach, strong communication skills and a non-judgemental approach. These are key components to a successful candidate for this position. The children at this school have extreme challenging behaviour and require firm and consistent support.

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