Post 16 Support Worker
Do you want to make a difference, do you have the empathy, care and patience to help young people to learn and gain qualifications? Can you help support young people with their mental health and wellbeing?
Do you want to work somewhere where your mental health is also cared for and valued and have your evenings and weekends free for a healthy work / life balance?
Our client is looking for a Support worker to support delivery and enhance a curriculum designed around the needs of its learners. We provide our learners with a small and nurturing learning environment that emphasises progress and personal development on their own terms, rather than focusing on externally driven targets and enforced progress.
● Develop positive and supportive relationships with learners to support their needs
● Creatively engage, encourage and support learners to participate in learning
● Differentiate tasks, implement varied teaching styles and liaise with other staff and managers to develop bespoke strategies to meet the social, emotional and academic needs of learners
● Support learners to progress towards personal and academic goals, including exploring pathways
● Support small group of learners and 1:1 dedicated social skills sessions and mentoring
● Support the Head of Provision and teachers in group sessions
● Mark work and provide feedback to learners
● Complete daily evaluations, maintain registers and other records
● Contribute to learner progress reports for managers when attending meetings with schools, parents and other agencies.
● Prepare the learning environment for the following session
● Attend all session briefings, case reviews and meetings with managers to keep up to date with individual learner progress
● Attend regular supervision and appraisal meetings with line manager in line with personal development goals
● Working towards further qualifications such as Level 3 Education & Training (if not already achieved) or other relevant qualifications as identified with manager
● Attend all safeguarding and child protection training and be aware of their procedures at all times
● Adhere to their policies
● Recent, relevant experience of learning support, tutoring or teaching or working with young people.
● Knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
● Experience of applying safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures
● Awareness of influencing factors and issues facing vulnerable young people and families (e.g. disadvantage, poverty, disability)
● Understanding of the needs of young people with emotional and / or behavioural difficulties and the impact of home and community
● Knowledge of SEN including Autism and Dyslexia and social skills teaching
● Knowledge and awareness of Mental health issues and support
● Have a creative approach to engaging young people
● Experience of direct work with children and young people
● Ability to listen and communicate effectively with children and young people
● Ability to build positive, trusting relationships with young people conducive to a learning environment
● Ability to work as part of an inclusive, hardworking team
● Ability to clearly and accurately record information using a good standard of writing and IT skills
● Commitment to the provision of high quality services and equality of opportunity
● Understanding of curriculum management and the relevance of alternative curriculum to engage reluctant learners
Interested in this job? Call us on: 0118 981 1110