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SEMH and SLD Mentor – Alternative Learning Provision

Part Time, Permanent, Temporary
Part Time, Permanent, Temporary
Salary: £92.50-£100 per day
Travel Expenses: £0.40 per mile
Immediate Start: Yes
Job Reference: MENTOR0012

We are currently seeking a dedicated and compassionate SEMH and SLD Mentor to join our Alternative Learning Provision team in Somerset. As a mentor, you will play a crucial role in supporting and guiding young people with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs and Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD) on their educational journey.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mentoring and Support: Provide one-on-one mentoring and guidance to young people with SEMH and SLD needs, helping them to develop social and emotional skills, improve academic performance, and build self-confidence.
  • Individualised Learning Plans: Collaborate with educational professionals to develop and implement personalised learning plans tailored to each student’s specific needs and abilities.
  • Behavioural Support: Utilise effective behaviour management strategies to address challenging behaviours, promote positive attitudes, and create a safe and supportive learning environment.
  • Emotional Well-being: Foster a nurturing and empathetic atmosphere, actively listening and providing emotional support to students, encouraging open communication, and promoting mental well-being.
  • Academic Assistance: Offer academic support and guidance to students in areas where they may be struggling, adapting teaching methods and materials to suit individual learning styles.
  • Collaborative Approach: Work closely with a multidisciplinary team, including teachers, support staff, and external professionals, to ensure a holistic approach to students’ educational and personal development.
  • Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess students’ progress, provide constructive feedback, and maintain accurate records of achievements and areas for improvement.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Relevant Experience: Previous experience working with young people with SEMH and SLD needs in an educational or similar setting is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and Understanding: A solid understanding of SEMH and SLD conditions and their impact on learning, as well as familiarity with effective intervention strategies and techniques.
  • Empathy and Patience: Demonstrated ability to empathise with students’ challenges and exhibit patience and understanding in supporting their individual needs.
  • Strong Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills to establish rapport with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment, contributing ideas and insights to support the overall growth and success of the students and the provision.

Join our team and make a difference in the lives of young people with SEMH and SLD needs. Apply today and embark on a rewarding career with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

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