Learning Mentor (Primary)

REACH, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC0-163 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £19,700-£25,700 gross £16,896.54-£22,042.69 pro ro
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Job description: Learning Mentor (Primary) TERM TIME ONLY

Closing Date: 28th June 2024

REACH Essex Ltd supports both children and families to reach their full potential. You would be providing support to vulnerable young people between the ages of 7-11 years old. You are required to work within our newly established Thrive Provision (Primary) where children are requiring support and supervision whilst accessing alternative provision. We strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment that will enable our pupils to receive the highest standard of support appropriate to their individual needs.

We are looking to recruit committed and creative professionals who are passionate about providing high quality support and education to pupils to enable them to develop and thrive. Applicants will need to be dedicated and enthusiastic in providing outstanding outcomes to children and young people with all aspects of their lives and have the ability to communicate effectively and deal with very difficult and challenging circumstances.

Reporting to: Therapeutic Lead

Plan and deliver creative and engaging educational sessions for pupils aged 7-11.

Communicate enthusiasm in ways that engage the pupils, fosters their motivation and willingness to engage and contribute to effective outcomes being achieved.

Contribute to the overall aims, objectives and outcomes of the Thrive Provision.

Maintain respect, professionalism and confidentiality.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Facilitate lessons with approximately 4 pupils per hub.

Create creative lesson plans that enable exploration in English and Maths through a thematic and playful approach.

Lessons will be no longer that 30 minutes and must be exciting, engaging and practical to meet the need of our pupils with SEMH and Learning Difficulties.

Write session reports.

Deliver a therapeutic approach to promote and reinforce pupil self-esteem through praise and encouragement and exploration.

Be sensitive to the welfare and care of the pupils emotional well-being.

Develop pupils' regulation strategies.

Use a range of strategies and resources to provide a purposeful lessons which develop positive attitudes, values and behaviour alongside offering learning opportunities.

Work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with pupils, parents/carers, staff and external agencies in the best interests of pupils.

Lead, organise and direct support staff within the provision.

And any other duties required by the Deputy Thrive Lead.

Extensive training is provided to all staff. REACH are committed to professional development and will devise a bespoke CPD offer to enable individuals to reach their full potential.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

QTS (Qualified Teacher Status or alternative teaching qualification) - Desirable

Experience with counselling and/or mentoring - Desirable

Understanding and appreciation of working with vulnerable young people in the care system and those with SEND - Essential

Creative Practitioner equipped to deal with pupils who may have disengaged from mainstream schooling - Essential

Positive behaviour strategy knowledge and experience of helping children self-regulate emotions - Essential

Thrive practitioner or experience of trauma informed practice - Desirable

Excellent written communication, timekeeping, reliability, and timely reporting- Essential

Understanding of the Thrive Approach willingness to obtain Thrive licensed practitioner - Desirable

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, term time only

Part-time hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: £19,700.00-£25,700.00 per year (£16,896 - £22,042 pro rata)


Company pension

Free parking

On-site parking


Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Information about the School

We believe in investing in people. As professionals in the helping profession, we believe and aspire to offer a better future to those children, young people and families we work with. Success for us means unleashing the potential of each individual we engage with, so they can grow and develop each day, to be better versions of themselves. Our values are grounded in our determination to be the change we want to see in the world, through passion, commitment and integrity. We want to plant a seed of kindness and compassion in a generation that will produce resilience & hope and enable them to fulfill their own destinies.

Our success therefore will be measured in the lives we changed through REACH.

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Kevin Quantrill
Pavilion and Sports Ground
West Hanningfield Road
Great Baddow, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 8HN
Telephone: 01376526326
Email: admin@thereachgroup.co.uk

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