Learning Mentor

REACH, Chelmsford
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Job Ref No. ECC0-157 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £22,308.00 - £24,376.55 pro rota term time only
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: N/A  

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Job Description: Learning Mentor

REACH'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!

Reach are looking for Learning Mentors who have experience working with children and young people who have SEND and/or those who are Looked After. We are looking for individuals who adopt a therapeutic approach.

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.

We are seeking Learning Mentors who can offer a creative approach to either or both mentoring and tutoring from Year 1 through to Year 13. Learning Mentors will provide in-person sessions, either in the home, in school, outreach in the community or based at our Great Baddow site.

Many of our children and young people need social and emotional support and experience of working with mental health needs including anxiety, depression and complex behaviour is desirable, also an understanding of the Thrive Approach.

Extension training is provided to all staff with aspirations to undertake the Thrive Practitioner training is essential (Thrive Practitioner training is provided). REACH are committed to professional development and will devise a bespoke CPD offer to enable individuals to reach their full potential.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

You will be expected to work across the organisation in Education, Mentoring and Thrive Provision.

· Facilitate sessions using plans that are provided

· Write half termly 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 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 SLT

· Effectively safeguard children, young people, colleagues and yourself

Skills and Experience:

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

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

· Hold a full UK driving licence - Essential

· Thrive practitioner or experience of trauma informed practice - Desirable

· HLTA qualification - Desirable

· Experience with mentoring - Desirable

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

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

Job Types:

Full-time, Part-time, Permanent - term time only

Salary:

Gross per annum £22,308 - £24,376.55 (Pro rota take home per annum £19,133.40 - £20,907.58)

Benefits:

Bespoke training packages

Company pension

On-site free parking

Company laptop

Company mobile phone

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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