Primary Inclusion Support Worker - Northolt, Greater London
Can you engage a young person no matter what barriers they face?
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit young people hard, and it's even worse for those that are vulnerable and who already have barriers to learning.
Here's your chance to become their beacon of hope, their support and their fresh start.
Fresh Start in Education are looking for experts in SEN & SEMH needs to join their bank of expert Education Specialists to work with students across West London, and in particular to work with an 8 year-old boy who is unable to access school. This young man's social communication difficulties, anxiety and other SEN mean that the world is a scary place full of challenges, chaos and isolation.
This is the opportunity you've been looking for to use your planning, engagement and teaching experience to deliver bespoke education programmes to this young person (and others) on a 1:1 basis. At the end of each session, you'll leave with a smile on your face safe in the knowledge that you've had a huge impact on his life. As he's prone to absconding and can present with challenging behaviour, your dedication, empathy and commitment will be vital too.
So what are you waiting for?
Here are the basics:
As you'll be working on a bank staff contract, you'll be able to choose what days you'll be working, as long as you can offer 2 days per week (the student mentioned above is a 5-day per week placement, however). It's great for work/life balance and there will be plenty of time to unwind. Working on a placement basis, you will plan and deliver bespoke learning programmes to young people across West London over 6 to 12 weeks. You and the student won't have to contend with the pressures of the classroom as sessions take place in relaxed environments which give you the time and space to make real progress. The hourly rates are competitive and there's also an additional payment for your planning and reporting.
What’s in it for you?
Fresh Start in Education want your knowledge, skills and experience to come to the fore, so you'll have autonomy in your planning and teaching. They also know how important it is to feel supported, so you'll have an Education Coordinator assigned to you for when you need them, in addition to having access to a bank of resources available to you to use or modify. Travel, food and resources are subsidised, and Fresh Start offer training courses for your professional development.
What do you need to work for Fresh Start?
Safeguarding underpins Fresh Start's work, and they're looking for individuals who are wholly committed to it. Experience is also key, and so you'll need to have planned and delivered lessons to students at Key Stages 1 & 2 with SEN such as ASD and ADHD in addition to SEMH needs like Anxiety and those with challenging behaviour. A non-judgemental, patient, emotionally resilient and person-centred approach is also vital in ensuring that a young person's time with Fresh Start gives them the best chance of succeeding once they return to school. To work with the young man mentioned above, you'll also be required to attend and pass a 2-day MAPA training course.
You can always contact us to find out more so give Alex a call on 020 3409 3139.
We’re serious about Safeguarding and Child Protection. Therefore if you're successful, you must be willing to undergo thorough employment and character reference checks as well as an enhanced Child and Adult DBS check.