Specialist Oncology Learning Mentor to work with inpatients at Leeds Children’s Hospital
Have you got what it takes to make a difference?
An opportunity has arisen to be part of the Medical Needs Teaching Service, in this Learning Mentor post, which aims to break down the barriers to learning for children and young people with cancer (aged 5-16).
We are seeking to appoint an individual with the drive to make a significant contribution towards the educational attainment of children and young people who are long-term or recurrent inpatients at Leeds Children’s Hospital. The Learning Mentor plays a pivotal role in ensuring that a young person’s entitlement to education is appropriately maintained during their treatment, and in supporting them in overcoming their particular barriers to learning.
This post is temporary until end of March 2023 (in the first instance)
The successful candidate will:
• be keen to work within an outstanding education service and with other professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team
• have a positive and optimistic approach
• have excellent interpersonal skills and personal resilience
The MNTS is a service commissioned by Leeds Local Authority through a Service Level Agreement with the East Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre, and the MNTS delivers learning in four settings across Leeds.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments will be to the Medical Needs Teaching Service which is part of the East SILC and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference check.
If you wish to discuss this post with a member of the MNTS leadership team, please contact Melanie Bond on 0113-3368060.
Deadline: Close of applications: Noon on Monday 6th December 2021
If you have not heard from us by Friday 10th December 2021, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Interview: Week commencing 13th December 2021
Job starts: As soon as possible
Salary: Scale C1 Points 12-17
Contract type: All year round, 37 hours per week, Subject to a 6 month probationary period
Contract term: Temporary until 31.3 2023 ( in the first instance)
Medical Needs Teaching Service 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.