Learning Mentor

Sir John Deanes College
20438.00 - 21873.00 GBP Annual
16 Feb 2024
04 Mar 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an opportunity available for a Learning Mentor to join our team based in Northwich. The post is full-time (37 hours per week) term time only and is temporary for two years in the first instance. Hours of work will be 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30 am to 4.00 pm on Fridays. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of GBP20,438 - GBP21,873 per annum (actual).

About the Learning Mentor role:

Primarily the role involves working with a named student with additional support needs, delivering support strategies which will assist the student s individual learning and social needs and their academic studies. You will also provide more wide-reaching support to all students at the College for example helping with revision strategies, time management and essay planning.

Candidates will ideally have experience of working with students with special education needs and will need to have excellent communication skills, be able to use their initiative and have a calm demeanour.

The Achievement and Support department is at the heart of the college and working as a Learning Mentor offers colleagues the opportunity to work within an experienced department and to make a real difference to students.

Part time hours or flexible working arrangements may be considered for suitable candidates, please indicate your preferences on your application form.

Your responsibilities as our Learning Mentor will include:

  • Providing learning support for students in class and one to one situations
  • Developing knowledge of the particular needs of the student and seek advice as appropriate
  • Working with the subject teachers, parents, progress mentor and the Inclusion Manager regarding the needs of the student, including adaptations, materials and direct support are incorporated into lessons
  • Liaising with student s teachers, parents, progress mentors and the Inclusion Manager etc regarding the needs of the student, including adaptations, materials and direct support are incorporated into lessons
  • Supporting the student in participating in teaching activities and any follow-up tasks e.g. group activities and homework
  • Taking notes where required and prepare these in a way that enables the information to be accessed by the student
  • Assisting the Inclusion Manager with monitoring achievement of the student, through the review process. Providing regular feedback about the student s progress and any difficulties
  • Delivering and implementing effective study support programmes to all students on an individual/group basis, via mentoring sessions and to signpost where relevant
  • Promoting British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs for those without faith
  • Carrying out such other duties, as the job develops, as may be reasonably required by the Principal in accordance with the College's flexible approach to the efficient delivery of a quality support service

What we re looking for in our ideal Learning Mentor:

  • First Aid qualification
  • Teaching Assistant Qualification
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Experience of work with students who are blind or have visual impairments
  • Experience of working with students with a wide range of additional support needs, particularly those students with Autistic Spectrum Condition and Disabilities
  • Interest in current developments in additional support, particularly in the area of Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Closing Date: 9:00am, Monday 4th March 2024

If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Learning Mentor please click apply today, we d love to hear from you!

We are committed to Equal Opportunities and positively welcome applications from every section of the community. We particularly welcome applications from male applicants and those from a black and ethnic minority as they are under-represented within the College. The ability to fulfill all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English is essential. Sir John Deane s is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and therefore appropriate safeguarding checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made prior to the appointment. We promote the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance and we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitments.