CIC Project Mentor

REACH, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC0-165 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £22,308 - £27,000
Position Start Date: 01/08/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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REACH Group Community Projects CIC's underlying principles are fearless engagement with children, child centred decision making and no limiting beliefs. If you feel that you have the same principles and want to be part of an organisation that steps into the gap and makes a difference, please get in touch.

The ideal candidate for this role will have previous experience in the areas of youth work, support work or with young people with additional needs or presenting with difficult and challenging behaviours.

The incoming CIC Project Mentor can expect to support the students to develop skills and engage socially with others ensuring learning, pastoral and behavioural targets are met. The successful candidate requires confidence, patience, and skill to successfully work with these children and make a positive impact on their lives.

We are looking for motivated professionals who will strive to always meet each young person's individual needs. We are an organisation with a heavy emphasis on utilising sports activities alongside proven methodologies to work with young people.

Main Duties, Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Facilitate and lead sessions using session plans

Create plans for sessions

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 session which develops positive attitudes, values and behaviour alongside offering learning opportunities.

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

Any other duties required by the Project Lead

Effectively safeguard children, young people, colleagues and yourself

Key Organisational Objectives

The post holder will contribute to Reach Group Community Projects CIC's objectives in service delivery by, always:

Enacting Health and Safety requirements and initiatives as directed

Ensuring compliance with Data Protection Legislation

Operating within the Reach Group Community Projects CIC's Equal Opportunities framework

Committing to and contributing to improving standards for pupils as appropriate

Acknowledging customer care and quality initiatives

Contributing to the maintenance of a caring and stimulating environment for pupils

Safeguarding Responsibilities

The post holder must:

Have a sound working knowledge of Child Protection issues and the need for confidentiality and identify to the named Child Protection colleague in Reach Group Community Projects CIC's any concerns in respect of individual children.

Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to Child Protection, Health and Safety and Security, Confidentiality and Data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate named person.

Support the protocols and systems that are in place to address the needs of children with or any child in need as defined in the Children's Act

Ensure Safeguarding Procedures and the Common Assessment Framework are in place, are understood and are implemented within Reach Group Community Projects CIC's

Ensure Child Protection procedures and processes are followed throughout Reach Group Community Projects CIC's

Effective Deployment of Staff and Resources

Maintain and develop resources, co-ordinating their development and monitor their effectiveness in meeting the objectives of Reach Group Community Projects CIC's and SEND policies

Skills and Experience

Understanding and appreciation of working with vulnerable young people - Essential

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

Hold a full UK driving licence - Essential

Experience with mentoring - Essential

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

Legal right to work in the UK - Essential

Hold a full enhanced DBS on the update service or be prepared to undertake a new disclosure - Essential

Hold a level 3 qualification in Youth Work or equivalent - Desirable

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


Bespoke training packages

Company pension

On-site free parking

Company laptop

Company mobile phone

Free Counselling Service

Systemic Supervision

Job Types: Full-time

Salary: £22,308-£27,000.00 gross per year


Monday to Friday


Driving Licence (required)

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