Inclusion Learning Mentor 2 posts
SCP 12 - 17 £22183 to £24491 Full Time
The Bridge School and its Secondary Outreach and Reintegration Service seek to identify and employ two highly competent Inclusion Learning Mentors. They will have the responsibilities of directly working with students in high schools who present a profile of challenging behaviours that may at times put them at risk of exclusion. As a Mentor you will develop and implement bespoke programs of learning for students to help manage changes in behaviour, so that access to class groups and lessons can happen more frequently without disruption. You will work with identified individuals both as a preventative strategy to avoid exclusion and also to prepare young people to access supportive temporary placements at The Bridge School. For those students that take a placement at The Bridge School you will, at the end of their placement, develop and support a transition program to help their success return to their high school.
The Bridge School is a KS3 and KS4 Pupil Referral Unit for students who have been excluded from mainstream high schools or are at risk of exclusion. Many of the students experience Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, and often present with some additional special educational needs and barriers to learning. As such, you will be required to present a skill set that meets the challenges this profile of students can present. The ability to respond to a wide range of challenging circumstances and incidents, both in a planned proactive way and a spontaneous responsive way, will be evidenced through your skills and confidence.
We are seeking highly professional individuals who are conscious that the outcomes of their work will not only have real impact of the life chances of individual youngsters, but also will underpin the reputation of The Bridge School. You will therefore be a smart, punctual, reliable individual possessing excellent communication skills, both verbally and throughout your documentation.
Much of the work you will do will be based in the high schools throughout the Halton area. You will however be very much part of The Bridge School culture, staff team and wider work that is undertaken within the school.
If you wish to speak in more detail about the position or visit the school, please contact the Lead Teacher of the Service, Martyn Jowett on 01928-581303.
You should note that, if successful you will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check or Enhanced DBS Check for Regulated Activity (formerly Criminal Records Bureau). Further information about DBS checks can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check
The Council and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
An equal opportunities organisation which welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Closing date: 23/11/20
Interview date: w/b 30/11/20
Commencement: 01/01/21 or as soon as possible