We are seeking Learning Mentors and SEMH Specialist Support Staff for a local Specialist Setting on a full-time basis.
The role of the SEMH Learning Mentor is to support a number of students in school with more complex social, emotional and behaviour needs. This role will principally be to work with one pupil but may work with other students across the school if required. We need to enable vulnerable students to regulate their emotions, to model and teach appropriate interactions, to de-brief when things go wrong and to make reparations.
The ideal candidate will have experience of supporting and assisting pupils with behavioural difficulties and promoting pupils social and emotional development. Some of our pupils also having other additional diagnoses such as ADHD, Autism and ODD and therefore need staff who are confident and resilient, patient and nurturing and who want to help us to support our pupils to thrive and develop into successful young people.
To be able to undertake the duties in the job description, applicants should possess the following knowledge and skills:
* An ability to diffuse conflict
* A range of behaviour management strategies
* Empathy with young people facing barriers to their learning
* The ability to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner
* The capability to remain calm under pressure
* The ability to use own initiative and flexibility to cope with the unexpected
* Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people
* A good level of English and Maths
* Knowledge & understanding of the National Curriculum, especially the literacy and numeracy strategies
* Excellent interpersonal skills both in working relationship with young pupils and in forming effective professional relationships with a wide range of contacts
* Excellent organisational and time management skills
* Extremely competent IT skills to support learning and to demonstrate and use a range of educational software
* The ability and willingness to work constructively as part of a team
* The ability to supervise pupils effectively both in and out of school in line with the school's behaviour policy
* The ability to organise the classroom activities e.g. preparing and setting out resources and implementing strategies for teaching and learning
* Experience of working with children in an educational setting
This role is a full time position, Monday to Friday, however we are able to accept part time applicants that may only be able to commit to certain days each week in this instance.
To apply, please send your CV in response to this advert.
Successful candidates will require recent references and a DBS (Update Service is fine.)