We currently have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional part time Learning Mentor, to join our team based at Meadowbrook Primary School. This role is permanent, working 25 hours per week (Monday to Wednesday 8.30am – 2:30pm then Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm, with a 1 hour unpaid lunchbreak daily). The actual salary for this role will be £14,618 per annum, working Term Time Only plus 5 Inset Days.
This role offers emotional and practical support to parents, pupils and families. The Learning Mentor will work alongside colleagues to assess the needs of the families referred for support and lead the reviews and evaluation of the support. Creative and innovative responses to families’ needs must be planned, high-quality records must be kept and preparing reports for the Leadership Team, Governors and the Trust is essential.
The right candidate will be:
• Someone who understands National Curriculum Age Related Expectations.
• Someone who enjoys working on targeted interventions (social, emotional and academic).
• A Team Player
• Someone who is prepared to liaise closely with families, pupils, colleagues and outside agencies;
• A creative thinker who is committed to developing new support measures;
• Someone who has a desire to help all children to succeed;
• Someone who is understanding and can have difficult conversations with families;
• Someone who understands child development and how adverse events can impact progress.
The Learning Mentor will undertake the role of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, alongside the Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher. This role will therefore involve handling safeguarding concerns and must follow the correct processes. The Learning Mentor will act as a point of contact for families in need of support and therefore establishing good relationships with parents is a must.
The successful candidate will need:
• Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce;
• Experience in working with vulnerable children and families;
• Experience in implementing support measures and monitoring their effectiveness;
• Experience in using technological systems (e.g. SIMs, CPOMs) in order to track and analyse pupils’ data.
(A Job Description is attached)
The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Sunday 3rd November 2019. Please note that the Trust reserve the right to close the advert early at our discretion.
The Olympus Academy Trust is fully committed to the safeguarding and promoting of welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check. Any information supplied will be discussed at interview.
Meadowbrook Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.