St Columba's Catholic Primary School
Headteacher: Miss M Evans
Learning Mentor Level 2
Pay Band H / SCP 23 – 25
£27,741 - £29,577 per annum, pro rata
(Actual Salary £24,540 - £26,164 per annum)
36 Hours per week / 46 weeks per year [Term Time]
To commence – December 2021 (sooner if possible)
The Governing Body of St Columba wish to appoint a Learning Mentor. The successful candidate will have high expectations of pupils, be highly committed, enthusiastic and able to work independently as well as part of a highly committed and supportive team. They will understand the need for (and have some experience of) a variety of vulnerable pupil support programmes and will be able to access the electronic systems for recording work completed with pupils and families.
Our Learning Mentor will provide a complementary service to teachers and other staff, addressing the needs of learners who require help in overcoming barriers to learning in order to achieve their full potential. They will work with a range of learners, but priority will be given to those who need the most help (especially those experiencing multiple disadvantages). The variety of tasks covered is vast and will range from: monitoring absence / punctuality supporting staff in dealing with challenging behaviour, offering support to parents and families through Team Around the Family meetings and assessing the needs through the Early Help Framework.
We offer a warm welcoming and friendly working environment with a highly supportive and happy team. The role is a challenging one and the successful candidate will need to be resilient, adaptable, and energetic.
- Be committed, caring, patient and show great initiative
- Be able to provide support and care in a kind manner appropriate to working with vulnerable pupils and families
- Be able to work closely with Class Teachers and other Team Members
- Be flexible, reliable and a consistent team player
- Have Level 2 qualification or equivalent in Maths/Numeracy and English/Literacy
- Have Level 3 LDSS or equivalent qualification of working with young people
St Columba is committed to safeguarding, to promoting the welfare of children and adhering to the Equality Act 2010. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. To comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 all prospective employees will be required to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK. The successful candidate will be subject to satisfactory references.
Applications must be made on the CES support staff application form which can be found at www.stcolumbasknowsley.co.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/
Completed application forms should be returned to email@example.com for the attention of Miss Evans (Headteacher)
Closing date: Friday, 15 October 2021 at 12 noon
Shortlisting: Monday, 18 October 2021
Interviews: Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Start date: December 2021 (sooner if possible)