Job Title: Student Engagement Mentor
Salary: £16,467 - £18,405 depending on experience, qualifications, and training
Contract Type: Permanent, Full-time
Start Date: Nov / Dec 2021
Vision for Education are delighted to be working in partnership with a highly reputable and dedicated organisation who have an exciting opportunity for a Student Engagement Mentor to join their specialist independent school in Carlisle.
They specialise in teaching both KS3 and KS4 students who may present challenging behaviours or are not suited to mainstream education for various reasons, including poor mental health.
About the role
A Student Engagement Mentor will facilitate learning by assisting teaching staff by establishing a relationship with students, and by their organisation of learning resources and the classroom learning environment.
They will also develop and foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable the optimum development of children, according to age, ability, and aptitude.
To help the teacher to; prepare students for examinations, link pupils' knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further, and challenge and inspire students to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding.
Applicants must be able to build relationships fast with students and support them to develop their personal and social skills whilst empowering them to fulfil their potential through a series of bespoke interventions.
Assisting students to complete tasks which challenge students and ensure high levels of interest
Support students in the classroom who are AEN/SEND, gifted and talented, LAC or who have other individual needs
Assist teachers in lessons to maintain pace, motivation, and challenge
Maintaining discipline in accordance with the school's procedures and encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework
Helping students to acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught.
To be considered for the post of Student Engagement Mentor, you must have:
GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above or Level 2 Maths and English.
Experience of working with young people aged 11-16 years old (any setting), ideally Key Stage 3 and 4
Ideally you will have experience of working with young people who present with challenging behaviours
We are looking for individuals who thrive on the opportunity to make a difference to others, are passionate about learning and have a willingness to grow.
In return, they offer:
Fantastic CPD opportunities
Contributory Pension scheme
11 week's annual leave
How to apply
Apply today via this website. Applicants must be aware that applications will be reviewed as received and suitable candidate will be invited for interview, potentially prior to the closing date. Therefore there is a chance that the closing date may be brought forward.
Vision For Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.
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