Pastoral Mentor

Job Type:
Job Sector:
North West
£70 to £90 per day
Salary Description:
%ufffd70 - 90 per day
Teaching Personnel
Job Ref:
KC 11/07 Pastoral

Pastoral Support

The school

This specialist school is based in Blackburn (BB2) and caters for pupils aged 11-16 years who all require additional support pupils with SEMH difficulties. Many children often display challenging behaviours and cannot access their education due to difficulties with their mental health and poor well-being. All pupils in this school have an EHC or IEP plan to support their SEMH needs and these need to be followed to ensure each of their individual needs are being met throughout their school day.

* Specialist Secondary School based in Blackburn (BB2)
* No education related qualifications required
* Qualifications in psychology, counselling or similar is desirable but not required
* Competitive hourly rate of pay (�10.77-12.90 p/h)
* Start date: September 2022

The role

The school are seeking a Pastoral Support Worker to provide further support on both a 1:1 and small group basis. The successful individual would be working with the pupils to manage their behaviour by providing pupils with coping mechanisms and activities to promote a calm and respectful environment. This will help the pupils to feel safe and nurtured whilst in school.

As Pastoral Support Worker, you may be required to be in close contact with pupils' families and other outside agencies to provide pupils with full support. You will need to differentiate your planning, teaching and activities to meet the needs of each pupil you are supporting as they will all have different needs and coping mechanisms. Within this role, the support may not be restricted to solely supporting the pupil in school, you may be expected to support family members during this time ie. providing them with strategies that could possibly be implemented outside of school to ensure that the routine and strategies are the consistent. Your role is to be a committed positive figure for your pupils, where they feel relaxed, safe and respected in your presence, most of the pupils may not have a stable support system around them outside of school, so providing that stable support whilst they are in your care is paramount for their development.

Next steps:

* If you are interested in these positions, please get in touch with Kerry.
* Once we have your details on the system, we will be able to put your CV forward for the position.
* The school will shortlist CVs and ask to meet shortlisted candidates for an informal interview/ trial in school.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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Contact Details:
Teaching Personnel
Tel: 01772 301154
Contact: Kerry Chippendale

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