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Learning Mentor

Location
Brook Green, London, Greater London, W6 7BS
College
St Paul's Girls' School
Hours
Full Time
Salary
£15,314 (FTE £30,690)
Posted
8th August 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
Expires
18th August 2022 12:00 PM
Contract Type
Permanent
Job ID
1262643
Job Reference
LM-080822
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1262643

Job Description

St Paul’s Girls’ School is seeking a positive and supportive Learning Mentor to work with a Year 8 student with a visual impairment. The successful candidate will be open-minded and empathetic, with the skills to support the student with her emotional and educational needs, and to advocate on her behalf with teaching staff and external professionals. 

The successful candidate will play a valued role in working with the school’s Learning Support and Inclusion departments in the continued development of creating an accessible school environment. A background in psychology, support work or education is desirable for this role. Recent experience of academic study might also be of benefit. Visual Impairment mobility and accessibility training will be provided The successful candidate will be committed to the SPGS values and ethos.

Essential:

  • A good all-round education, preferably to degree level
  • A commitment to safeguarding.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively with all constituencies, staff, students, and parents.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work flexibly to fulfil the requirements of the post
  • Strong listening skills.
  • Ability to reflect and think creatively about ways around potential barriers to learning or access.
  • An ability to observe and reflect on social dynamics to help the student navigate changes around them.
  • The ability to be proactive in seeking advice from others when appropriate.
  • Readiness to develop IT skills, as needed.

Desirable:

  • Supportive of the sporting and artistic side of school life.
  • A positive, energetic approach to challenges.
  • Patience and persistence.
  • An understanding of the organizational and study skills required by secondary and/or higher education.

Reports to: Learning Support Co-Ordinator and Director of Pastoral Care.

The role has the following terms and conditions:

  • Required from 30 August 2022 (it will be required to attend a couple of days at the end of August for handover purposes)
  • Permanent
  • Term-time plus 1 week
  • Part-time – 25 hours a week
  • Salary up to £15,314 (FTE £30,690)

Benefits Package:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free lunches, tea and coffee
  • Use of school sports facilities during allocated staff times
  • Access to season ticket, cycle and computer loans

Interviews to be held Monday 22 August 2022

Attachments

Safeguarding Statement:

St Paul's Girls' School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
St Paul's Girls' School

St Paul's Girls' School