Learning Mentor - Part time 18 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 20/05/2022
The Growth Company is looking for Learning Mentor to work with a caseload of disadvantaged learners between the ages of 16 and 25 who have barriers to learning, the Learning Mentor will provide tailored support necessary to facilitate learner progression, so they are able to engage in their learning provision. All learners who are supported by the Learning Mentor will have an Education and Health Care Plan. The Learning Mentor will also be able provide additional support in lessons as a Teaching Assistant.
- Complete comprehensive individual initial diagnostic assessments with learners which will lead to an informed and personalised training and support plan.
- Deliver one to one intervention at the Training Centres and in the Community to support learners to be able to access the curriculum.
- Work as part of a team to co-ordinate and deliver advice, guidance and training interventions that meet the needs of individuals who face barriers in sustaining education.
- Support learners to develop their English and Maths knowledge.
- Support learners to develop their IT Skills and to engage in virtual learning.
- Support learners to develop their confident and self-esteem in order to access the rest of the curriculum.
- Support learners to access group learning sessions.
- Work with colleagues and key partners to build on rather than duplicate the support that individuals have already received from other programmes and interventions, ensuring the support is effectively sequenced and adds considerable value.
- Work with colleagues to review learners progress and contribute to reviews.
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with key partners and agencies in order to generate a flow of eligible and appropriate new learners.
- Pro-actively challenge and support individuals to ensuring that they remain engaged.
- Deliver motivational and confidence building activities on an individual or group basis.
- You have a Knowledge of education and barriers which learners could face.
- Awareness of SEND.
- Good Knowledge of how to support leaners within an education provision.
- You have a warm, approachable empathetic style and the ability to establish a rapport and build relationships with learners that support them to achieve their qualification and to progress further into education and/or training.
- You are target-driven who aims to complete challenging goals.
- Ideally working in education, training, guidance, advice & counselling environments.
- Have experience of working with young people with SEND.
- Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills.
- Ability to identify individuals' needs including learning needs, being able to provide tailored support.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
- Ability to work in an outreach capacity, complete visits in the community and lone working if required.
- Excellent time-management and organisational skills.
- Strong administration Skills; strong accuracy, numeracy and literacy, strong integrity.
- Well-developed IT skills, including MI systems, spreadsheets and diary management, email, data security.
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