Learning Mentor £24,000
Ensuring equality within education for all and providing the support children need to achieve the best they can are the core functions of this role.
Must have own transport
DBS will be required
Contract until December 2021.
We are looking to recruit an experienced Learning Mentor to support and develop the aspirations and achievement of Looked after Children. Working alongside the senior team of the Virtual School you will support students who are referred for intervention. This includes:
- Working pro–actively with schools to establish Supporting and developing the achievement of pupils during and after (for an identified period of time) their placement in transition.
- Working closely with all staff, school staff, parents/carers, social workers and external agencies to achieve a shared understanding of the needs of individual pupils including, existing and potential barriers to pupils learning and progress.
- Planning relevant and appropriate support to help remove identified barriers to learning that prevent pupils achieving their full potential.
- Working with key staff and carers to develop, agree and implement a transition plan for all pupils based on an assessment of their individual needs.
- Working with school staff to support the development and implementation of PEPs for pupils.
- Accompanying pupils on visits to their new school.
- Undertaking weekly and then monthly visits to pupils when full time in their new school.
- Undertaking visits to carers in their home, if required.
- Providing appropriate programmes of 1:1 or group support that enable pupils to make a successful transition into care and into their new school.
- Keeping up-to-date records on the progress of pupils including observations and agreed targets.
- Working alongside key staff and carers, to promote the effective use of behaviour management strategies.
- Developing, identifying and sharing strategies that have shown themselves to be effective in meeting the needs of individual pupils in order to ensure consistency and continuity of practice and the maintenance of positive outcomes.
- Promoting students' equality, diversity, rights and encouraging responsibilities.
- Maintaining appropriate professional boundaries in all contacts and support of pupils and their carers.
- Maintaining the health, safety, protection and wellbeing of pupils throughout their placement.
- Contributing to policies and practice which promote inclusion and engagement by pupils.
- All mentors will be expected to attend any training organised during school holiday periods by prior arrangements..
- Keeping up-to-date with latest initiatives, research and practice through local and national training and networking.
Gray & Associates is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
Due to time constraints and the number of applications we will only be able to respond personally to successful candidates. Hopefully you will be one of those. If not please do feel free to send your CV again for any other positions that are of interest.
Gray Agency Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All applicants are subject to a satisfactory enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service and at least two independent references.