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Looked After Children - Learning Engagement Mentor

  • Employer: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: BMBC/21/167384
  • Published: Fri 08/10/2021, 0:05 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 29/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Term Time Only
  • Salary: £24,982 - £27,741 pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Gateway Plaza, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

About the Post:

 

Term Time Only  37 hours per week

 

Grade 6

 

An opportunity has arisen to join the highly regarded, forward thinking, Barnsley  Virtual School team supporting the improving education outcomes of children  and young people  in the care, of BMBC and care leavers . 

 

The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting individual  looked after children and young people succeed  in education, reducing barriers to learning and raising  aspirations.   

 

 The post holder will work across a range of  schools and  settings to:

 

  • Provide face to face, guidance, and encouragement to looked after children and young people to support engagement in education and secure good school attendance    
  • Source, design and implement specific programmes that will support  vulnerable children to succeed in school  
  • Work with designated teachers in the school settings to support children at risk of exclusion.
  • Build strong links with foster carers and staff in residential homes and provide advice and guidance to carers on how to support children's learning
  • Contribute to multi-agency support plans to promote  positive outcomes   

 

 

The successful candidate will have a relevant level 4 qualification.  They will demonstrate a good understanding of the barriers to positive education outcomes for looked after children and young people,  and strategies successful in overcoming them.  They will have the ability to build strong supportive relationships with children and young people and a passion for raising  the aspirations of vulnerable children .

 

The candidate must be willing to travel in connection with the post.    
The post is suitable for a job share.  

 

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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  • Employer: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: BMBC/21/167384
  • Published: Fri 08/10/2021, 0:05 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 29/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Term Time Only
  • Salary: £24,982 - £27,741 pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Gateway Plaza, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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