Vision for Education – Manchester
Vision for Education is looking to appoint a Learning Mentor to join our successful supply team and work in local schools in Manchester supporting Looked After Children (LAC).
Working as part of a dynamic and creative SEND team, the successful Learning Mentor will be responsible for the educational and social development of a cohort of Looked After Children under their supervision. This diverse role needs a patient, calm and empathetic person, who also has the ability to engage young people and motivate them to achieve.
The successful Learning Mentor will be responsible for the educational development of a cohort of LAC and students with an EHCP (Key Stage 1 – Key Stage 4) under your supervision within Manchester. Mentoring sessions can range from one hour or a full school day (within school hours or after school) depending on the student’s timetable and capabailities. The roles are based across mainstream primary and secondary schools who are looking for a committed and successful Learning Mentor to join their motivated team. The Designated Teachers for LAC in the schools are highly supportive, and parental/carer involvement is very positive. Within the role of Learning Mentor, you would liaise with the school regarding the student’s progress and consider intervention sessions outside the classroom. In class support may be required for named students during re-integration into mainstream school or alternative provision. Sessions would also link directly with the classroom teacher.
To be considered for the Learning Mentor position, you will:
• Be able to work on a flexible basis with pupils within small groups or on a one to one basis to build positive, professional relationships and help children overcome barriers to learning.
• Have experience dealing with challenging and oppositional behaviour whether this be in an educational, residential or youth setting,
• Be able to work in Manchester
• Have knowledge of working with Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs) to help you in your work to steer pupils on the right path.
• Have a genuine desire to become part of a committed team of school staff.
Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children and young people. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.
About Vision for Education
Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. We are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.
What Vision for Education offer
As a Learning Mentor and valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:
Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.
How to apply
If you are a Learning Mentor who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.
Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role and other opportunities across Vision for Education please contact our Manchester SEN team on (phone number removed).
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure we are fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing, interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by video call.