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Date Added: Sat 01/07/2023

Aspiring Probation Officer

Reigate, RH2, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £70 - £80/day

Are you passionate about restorative approaches? Are you passionate about demonstrating the value of education to vulnerable children?

We are looking for a dedicated Pastoral & Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to join a friendly team and work in a challenging secondary school for children aged 11-18.

This role will give you essential restorative experience within anti-social and challenging settings - the perfect opportunity if you have aspirations within probation, rehabilitation, prison, youth and social justice.

Based on holistic and therapeutic practice, with a focus on restorative practice, this Learning Support Assistant role is an amazing opportunity for Criminology and Psychology Graduates. The role will give you experience working with vulnerable students, increasing their engagement, attainment and life chances, aiming to ensure they do not enter the criminal justice system.

You will be working alongside teachers and specialist staff to support students with special educational needs (SEN), and a range of associated social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) challenges and traumas. Some children / young people will have suffered adverse childhood experiences, and you will identify their risks and needs, escalating where necessary. Many of the children face various barriers in life and are more 'at risk' of negative outcomes. You will be instrumental in providing consistency, and equipping children and young people with tools to ensure they feel safe, secure, empowered, and believe that they can succeed in life.

Person Specification

Passionate about helping children and young people achieve their full potential
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
Able to build confidence and motivation
Approachable, and able to build robust and effective relationships with students
Able to remain calm and resilient when placed in situations of stress or conflict
High levels of empathy, caring, compassionate, and a good listener
Motivated and enthusiastic, with a professional approach to work
**ASAP start, trial days taking place to ensure the role and school is right for you
**Excellent on-site training, support and CPD is provided to ensure safeguarding of all students
**£70-£80 per day, Mon-Fri, 08:30 to 16:30, PAYE, term time only
**No previous experience is required
**If you have a Psychology / Criminology / Social Science degree, it's an excellent use of your degree
**You MUST have right to work in the UK in order to apply - no Visa sponsorship

Apply now or contact Eleanor Chessun-Lawrence at Academics Ltd:
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Candidates registering with Academics Ltd will need to have or apply for an Enhanced DBS and/or overseas police check where appropriate
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