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Learning Mentor


Job Description:

Role: Learning Mentor
Location: St Helens
Salary: Up to £22,000
Full-Time, Fixed Term Contract 9 months until 29/07/2024 with a possible extension

We are looking for two Learning Mentors to work with a caseload of disadvantaged learners between the ages of 16 and 19 who have barriers to learning. You will provide tailored support necessary to facilitate learner progression, to ensure that our learners are able to engage in their learning provision. The successful candidate will work with learners on a 1.1 basis.

Key Responsibilities:
  • 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 and IT skills
  • To develop learners and help grow their confidence and self-esteem
  • 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

About You:
  • Must have a knowledge of education and barriers which learners could face
  • Awareness of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  • Good Knowledge of how to support leaners within an education provision
  • 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
  • Target-driven

Skills Required:
  • 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

Due to the nature of this role, you will be required to complete an online Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

If this sounds like the perfect role for you then please submit your CV.

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  • Job Type

    Contract, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Education