Learning Mentor and Academic Support Worker KS5 - £14ph - £15ph – Central London

  • Job Reference: 00000265-1
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Gray & Associates
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £14.00 to £15.00
  • Sector: Teachers, Teaching Assistants
  • Job Type: Contract, Permanent, Temporary
  • Contact: Christina Gray
  • Email: christina@grayagency.com

Job Description

Learning Mentor and Academic Support Worker KS5 - £14ph - £15ph – Central London

Immediate start until end of current term, extension possible.  We have an exciting opportunity working in one the top 1% of all sixth forms nationally.  Based in a single sex school, judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in every category in their most recent Ofsted report.

Post responsibilities will include:

  • To work closely with relevant staff to identify and address needs of students requiring help to overcome barriers to learning, including but not limited to behaviour, attendance, punctuality and emotional support
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate 1:1, group sessions, mediation and workshops with identified students as required
  • To liaise with external agencies to ensure effective wellbeing and intervention support is delivered to identified students or families
  • To support Heads of Progress with the planning and delivery of a range of programmes and activities, including but not limited to More Able, PiXL6, and academic literacy
  • To support students with bursary applications and monitor weekly bursary payments to eligible students
  • To establish and maintain contact with families of students in need of additional support

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Proven track record of successfully supporting young people to engage with learning
  • Experience of working with young people with challenging behaviour
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to given deadlines
  • Knowledge of the range of support/agencies available for students
  • Knowledge of the principles and strategies involved in giving advice and guidance to young people, including the place of confidentiality and sharing information
  • Able to remain calm and cope with the unexpected

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.

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.