Salary: £18,065 per annum, pro rata (Actual £12,891)
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Part-time
Closing date: 9am Sunday 27 September 2020
Interview date: Wednesday 30 September 2020
How to apply: Please complete the online application form via our website www.arkblacklandsprimary.org/vacancies.
About the role
Engagement & Learning Mentor
Ark Blacklands Primary Academy
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a real difference for our most vulnerable children? Do you have the motivation and commitment to change children’s lives by ensuring they reach their educational potential?
Ark Blacklands in an oversubscribed school in the heart of Hastings. As part of the Ark schools’ network we are committed to making sure that every child has access to a great education and real choices in life. We know that great schools need great staff, which is why we offer you the very best training and support at every stage of your career.
We are seeking to appoint an Engagement & Learning Mentor. This is a permanent position for 30 hours per week, term time only.
The role involves working with individual and small groups of children with challenging social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. These pupils may have complex emotional and behavioural needs that need to be carefully managed, and experience of working with these kinds of learners would be desirable.
Ideal candidates will:
- demonstrate an ability to be flexible in their approaches
- be able to establish meaningful positive relationships quickly
- have a well-established range of strategies for coping with sometimes challenging situations
- guide the pupils’ learning towards independence
- be committed to Ark Blacklands’ ethos of high expectations
- have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils.
Some of the work with these pupils is delivered via an ‘Alternative Provision’ programme and will involve working alongside a successful and supportive Inclusion Team to provide a range of activities that not only support the children’s academic learning, but also allow them to build their own resilience and abilities to self-manage their emotional state and behaviour, with the ultimate goal being full time reintegration into their mainstream classroom setting.
Many of these pupils also benefit from accessing our Outdoor Learning Area, and so experience of or a genuine interest in working and running this type of setting, or any similar ‘Forest School’ style provision is desirable.
The work the successful candidate will carry out can be challenging and complex at times but is also highly rewarding and you will be well supported.
We offer competitive rates of pay, high quality professional development and encourage our staff to be creative and forward thinking in their approach to their work.
Interested in this exciting opportunity? Please contact Mrs. Rankin on 01424 429279 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit to the school.
To apply, please complete the online application form via our website www.arkblacklandsprimary.org/vacancies by 9am on Sunday 27 September 2020.
Closing date: 9am, Sunday 27 September 2020
Interviews: Wednesday 30 September 2020
Salary: Ark Support staff band 4, point 3, £18,065 pro rata; £12,891 actual salary per annum; £9.62 per hour
Hours: 30 hours per week, term time only
Ark Blacklands Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.