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Behaviour Mentor


Surrey - Staines
£9.50 - £12.5 per Hour
Permanent
Job Reference
BHMENT08072021

Teachright are looking for a behaviour mentor to work with young adults aged 16 - 25. This role will see you working in a specialist provision with the goal of helping these young adults with complex social, emotional and physical disabilities gain qualifications to gain employment.

This small specialist provision works to improve the employability of disadvantaged 16 - 25 year olds through practical training in Horticulture and Catering.
For this position you will require a driving license as public transport routes do not go past this school.

As a behaviour mentor you'll work on a group or one-to-one basis with young adults. This job typically involves supporting students who struggle with behaviour management. Typically, these particular students in this setting are not physical in their behaviour but with language.

Your job role will include:

  • working with school staff to select students for mentoring
  • discussing the aims of mentoring with pupils
  • supporting pupils inside and outside of the classroom
  • agreeing and writing action plans
  • liaising with teachers, social workers and educational psychologists
  • helping pupils to increase their confidence and self-esteem by listening to them and devising appropriate strategies

It may be an advantage to have professional qualifications or training in areas such as health, psychology, education, guidance, or youth or social work.

You will need to demonstrate a good standard of general education, and you will need Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Key skills for learning mentors

  • Maturity
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Resilience
  • A non-judgemental approach
  • Ability to relate to young people and act as a role model

Qualities and experience we look for:

  • Prior experience working with children or vulnerable adults - perhaps you have worked in schools or a care background before?
  • Qualifications relating to education or medical/care. This could be a manual handling certificate through to a degree in counselling. If you think it could be relevant, we are interested in speaking to you!
  • Had experience with family members who have special education needs or needed special medical support.
  • A passion for education and want the opportunity to make a real difference to a child's life.

Pay & Working Hours

Sessional or relief teaching assistants are typically paid between £9.50 and £11.50 per hour. Income figures are intended as a guide only.

Full-time Teaching Assistants usually work between 32 & 35 hours per week. Starting the school day at 8.30am and finishing at 3.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position, but it may become permanent at a later date upon school discretion.

Teachright is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.


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