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Date Added: Tue 07/09/2021

Mentor (Behaviour/Learning Support)

Tooting Broadway, UK
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Job Type: Temporary

Salary: £70 - £85 / daily

Teaching Personnel are working closely with a provision in Tooting Broadway, South West London for and young people who have experienced difficulties in mainstream education as a result of trauma or social and emotional needs.

They are looking for confident, pro-active and encouraging mentors with experience supporting mental health or social difficulties.

The role is full-time and will involve supporting pupils in class with learning, behaviour management and emotional support. Having a background as a Youth Worker, Sports Mentor or Learning Support Assistant will be beneficial.

The Provision:

The provision has two sites in Tooting and Westdean for secondary aged students working towards gaining qualifications. Pupils within the provision have a range of needs including social difficulties such as trauma, PTSD, PDA, OCD, ADHD and anxiety.

The provision is part of the Education Inclusion Service in Wandsworth and aims to provide a place where pupils can develop their potential in a safe environment and work towards returning to school, preparing for college or employment and training.

The Job:

Mentors in the provision work 1:1 or in small groups with pupils. Each class has up to 10 pupils lead by a class teacher and will be learning based on a modified education plan. Responsibilities include being a point of contact for pupils, creating resources, supporting in class with academic activities along with therapeutic and social activities.

This job is also ideal for Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Support Workers, Foster carers and those with Looked After Children (LAC) or CAMHS experience due to the complexity of pupil needs.


  • Safeguarding children in care and providing a safe environment for pupils to thrive
  • Managing behaviours in class associated with social and emotional mental health needs (SEMH)
  • Supporting pupils with learning and social activities
  • Being flexible and open to adapting approach to support individual pupil needs where required 
  • Assisting with recording pupil progress alongside attending annual reviews, multi-agency meetings and parents evenings where required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting young people with social and emotional mental health (SEMH), ADHD or autism
  • Confidence supporting with secondary aged pupils with academic activities
  • Being approachable and understanding of the complexities of child mental health
  • Experience working in secondary schools or alternative education is highly desirable but not essential
  • Safeguarding qualification or ability to complete our FREE course prior to working with children

Pay: £70 - 85 per day (negotiable based on experience)

Location: Tooting, South West London - easily accessible from Tooting Broadway, Wimbledon, Mitcham, Croydon, Morden and Kingston upon Thames

Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm Full-time Monday to Fridays (4:15pm finish on staff meeting days)

Start Date:  13th September 2021

Pupil Needs: Learning difficulties and Social Emotional Mental Health including trauma, ADHD and anxiety

Pupil Ages: 12-16 years old

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