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Job description: Learning Mentor (Primary)
Closing Date: 2nd December 2023
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
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.