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Job Ref No. ECC380682-5S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £12.00 per hour
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/09/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: ongoing  

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Hatfield Wick Education offers support and guidance to children and young people who are struggling with social, emotional and mentalhealth issues that affect their ability to learn.As a therapeutic learning mentor, you'll support, motivate and guide pupils to help them overcome barriers that are preventing them from achieving their full potential.

You'll work closely with teachers and our therapeutic staff to identify the needs of learners who require help and plan how to support them.

Barriers to learning can include:
● Trauma
● Challenging behaviour
● Emotional issues
● Lack of confidence
● Mental health
● Anxious school refusal
● Neurodiversities
● SEMH needs

You might work with students on a 1:1 basis or in a small group (of no more than 5students). Although you'll be based predominantly at our training and learning centre (TLC) in Hatfield Peverel, our SEMH LSA's are also required to work incommunity spaces, at students' homes or at one of our other centres in Witham,Stanway, or Chelmsford.


Your duties will depend on where and who you are working with but will typicallyneed to include:

● Building a trusting relationship with the young people you work with
● Ensure the needs assessment is followed at all times.
● Implement strategies and support learners in self-esteem andconfidence-building activities
● Support learners who need extra support with their learning, either withinlessons or out in the community.
● Use empathic listening skills to support learners to explore a range of issuesthat may be creating barriers to their learning.
● Inspire and motivate learners and help to promote positive behaviour
● Liaise with their teachers and therapeutic staff
● Maintain accurate records.
● Adhere to the HWE safeguarding policy at all times.
● Help with transition activities for learners moving to secondary schools or onto further education.

Ideal Person specification:
Grade 4 GCSE or equivalent Maths and English
Be passionate about working with young people aged 11-16
Experience working with young people with neurodiversities.
Excellent communication and relationship building skills.
Experience working with children or young people who have experienced trauma.
Knowledge of attachment difficulties.
Youth work qualification?
Counselling or mentoring skills and qualifications would be desirable but not as essential as relevant experience.

The ideal person will be empathetic, positive, forward looking and able to buildauthentic supportive relationships with students with a range of challenges. You willbe non-judgmental and support our young people to experience success in theirlearning and wellbeing. You will be able to explore the young person's hopes anddreams for their future and help them build a plan to get there. You will workalongside teachers and therapeutic staff as part of the therapeutic team. You will alsobe supporting young people in aspects of their academic learning in maths andEnglish under the guidance of their teacher.

We are passionate about our young people having the same chances andopportunities to succeed as every other young person and our model is based on therapeutic wellbeing support and individualised learning support. If you would like tomake a real difference to young people's lives and be part of an inclusive educationmodel please apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

Hatfield Wick Education welcome applications from all sections of the community and we are open to discuss any reasonable adjustments applicants may need when applying for the role.

Information about the School

Hatfield Wick Education is an Accredited Alternative Education Provider for Essex that delivers education and therapeutic services for children and young people who cannot access learning in a mainstream setting.

We are commissioned by the Local Authority, schools, and families to provide educational and therapeutic support to children and young people with a diverse range of special educational needs, including:

• Anxiety / ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) • Asperger's • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) • ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) • Sensory Processing Disorder (auditory, visual, sensory, memory) • Attachment Disorder (including those associated with adoption & fostering) • Separation Anxiety Disorder

Our overarching goal is to identify challenges, remove obstacles and build strategies to help children and young people reach, maintain, and exceed their personal goals and boost their confidence and self-esteem. By doing this, they can return to mainstream education and continue to thrive.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Carol Brooks
2 Whitelands Business Centre
Terling Road
Hatfield Peverel, Chelmsford
Essex, CM3 2AG
Telephone: 01245 380682