Protocol are working in Partnership with Education Partnership Northeast, who are currently seeking motivated and passionate Learning Support Mentors based in Sunderland.
Each college within Education Partnership North East (Sunderland College, Northumberland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form College) will have a separate identity, and whilst creating a strategic regional approach to education and skills, they will be working together to better meet the individual needs of the communities they serve.
You will be working in one of the largest SEN provisions for students aged 16-24. The L.I.F.E provision (Learning for Independence and Future Employment) support a range of learners with S.E.M.H (Social, emotional and mental health), moderate and severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
The student support assistants work with learners who need additional support and guidance before moving onto another supportive programme, or further education, training and work. Support needed varies from student to student. More complex learners may require assistance with personal care, feeding and administration of medication. Experience of moving and handling skills in the workplace would be an advantage, as well as familiarity with the use of hoists, although full training will be provided. The S.E.M.H cohort will be supported following the STEPS programme, a therapeutic approach to promote positive behavior management.
Although assistance would be mostly practically based, emphasis is also placed on personal and social education, use of community services, information technology, literacy and numeracy, the development of employability and decision-making skills. You will also work with tutors and students in the classroom and in practical activities.
The person & qualifications
- Ideally has experience of working with SEN students.
- Good behavior management and patient character
- Teaching Assistant qualification would be beneficial.
- Moving and Handling qualification would be beneficial.
- An enhanced DBS on the update service or willing to obtain one.
Part Time, Temporary – ongoing roles.
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- 1 x 16 hours per week @Bede
- 2 x 24 hours per week @Bede
If this sounds like you or something you could be interested in; Hit apply now to speak with one of the consultants!
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The legal bit…
Protocol National ltd trading as Protocol are acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Protocol is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.