Learning Mentor Numeracy
Do you believe in a positive future for young people?
Endeavour provides alternative educational opportunities for young people unable to engage with mainstream approaches. We are looking for one enthusiastic and professional individuals to join the Education Centre team as Lead Mentors, to lead the development and delivery of a programme of Numeracy linked to personal development and character building. The successful candidate will offer new experiences and challenges to young people that build self-esteem, confidence and the ability to reflect, and ultimately, assist the young person to progress positively with their life as well as opportunity to achieve qualifications in Maths.
Experience of working with young people who present challenging behaviour is desirable, alongside experience of delivering experiential learning and outdoor activity.
Based at Earl Marshall Road, Sheffield, S4 8FB
Closing Date: 23rd September,
Interviews 3rd October
Salary Range: £21,000 - 23,000 per annum full time.
Work Times: 35 hours per week (term time only)
Hours: 08:30 - 16:00 (Monday to Thursday)
Responsible to: Head of Education
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Support and deputise for the Head of Education.
You will lead the development of Numeracy so that all learners have access to an appropriate, challenging and organised curriculum. You will embed Numeracy across all curriculum areas and themes.
Lead Mentor’s will have a thematic responsibility within the Education Centre such as Behaviour Management, Curriculum Management, Pastoral Support or Safeguarding. There will be other duties in addition to the delivery role.
You will plan and implement high quality programmes for individuals and groups of learners, which meet their needs, and enable them to reach their full potential as individuals and members of society.
This is a high pressure role where you will be working independently. You will be required to be resilient and organised.
The successful candidate will fulfil the following areas:
- Include personal development as part of your delivery.
- Establish purposeful and productive working relationships with the learners acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
- Promote the learners’ independence and thinking skills and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement and self-reliance.
- Encourage the learners to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all the learners in activities.
- Promote positive values, attitudes and good behaviour.
- Encourage the learners to take responsibility for their own actions.
- Support the learners consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.
- Promote punctuality and excellent attendance.
- Support break-time / lunch-time supervision; use this time to build up rapport with the learners informally.
- Supervise the learners on visits, trips and offsite activities as required, utilising the opportunity for experiential learning.
- Encourage the learners to ‘have a go’ at all activities / challenges.
- Provide thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of learners’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
- Provide advice and guidance to learners relating to their social, health, hygiene and emotional development, enabling them to make informed choices and signposting them to support organisations where appropriate.
- Plan, develop, deliver and evaluate innovative and inspiring schemes of work for sessions which provide challenge to enable the learners to progress personally, socially and academically. Work in partnership with other Endeavour staff as appropriate to maximise learning opportunities and share expertise.
- Prepare the learners for qualifications and accreditation including Functional Skills and GCSE Maths through delivery of a mix of numeracy and other activities.
- Differentiate delivery to make the work accessible to a range of learners including ESOL.
- Working with Learning Mentors and Support Mentors, lead on undertaking comprehensive assessments of learners to determine those in need of particular help or those who present challenging behaviour and are not classroom ready. Devise strategies to support these learners in and out of the classroom to help them engage in learning.
- Provide feedback to the learners in relation to progress and achievement, following Endeavour policy.
- Ensure that learners’ work is assessed and prepared for moderation.
- Establish an appropriate learning environment and maintain a good standard of classroom appearance.
- Engage with learners and their families. This might include phone calls, home visits and encouraging family participation in the education centre.
- Include social action as part of your delivery.
- Encourage the learners to be respectful of him/her, each other, the staff, the building and the local community at all times.
- Promote acceptance and appreciation of diversity by providing opportunities to get to know people from different cultures / backgrounds.
- Provide opportunities for the learners to learn more about different cultures as part of your delivery.
- Recycle as much as possible and encourage the learners to recycle and avoid waste.
- Promote Endeavour Values and encourage the learners to do the same.
- Support Endeavour at fundraising events.
- Take part in social action opportunities promoted by Endeavour.
- Assist Learning Mentors and Support Mentors to develop education / support plans which meet the needs of the learners.
- Lead in the organisation and implementation of assessment, accreditation, data analysis and target setting in consultation with Learning Mentors and Support Mentors.
- Be responsible for keeping accurate records to maintain comprehensive and accurate project performance information. These may relate to behaviour, rewards, progress, qualifications etc.
- Deal promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with behaviour management and reward policies.
- The postholder will be expected to take part in any CPD opportunities.
- Attend and participate in regular meetings as appropriate.
- Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, prevent, health and safety, security and GDPR.
- Support the aims and objectives of the Endeavour leadership team and Board of Trustees.
- Promote and support quality assurance initiatives.
- Act responsibly in the care of premises and equipment including vehicles.
- Determine the need for, prepare and maintain general and specialist equipment and resources.
- Other duties commensurate with the post and needs of the company.
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