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Behaviour, Learning and Sports Mentor

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Do you have experience working with social, emotional mental health needs (SEMH)?

Do you have experience working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds?

Are you looking for a role where you can use your skills and experience in a school environment?

Are you looking for a role where you're given responsibility and able to progress? 

Teaching Personnel are working exclusively with a SEMH Provision in Tooting that are currently looking for Support Staff to build positive relationships with students working as Behaviour and Learning Mentor and/or Sports Mentor. The school provide an engaging and tailored education for boys and girls aged 11-16 who are not attending mainstream school because of severe or complex needs, emotional and social difficulties arising from (for example a life trauma), Autism or a phobia of education.

All of the current vacancies are full time, long term and come with more responsibility compared to a usual Support Assistant with all pupils having a key worker. With the use of outdoor learning, therapy and in-house facilities it allows the school to work in a therapeutic manner to help their pupils achieve and develop. 

Most classes have a maximum of 4 pupils currently due to the pupils needs and current guidelines. The ideal candidate would feel confident working in small groups or on a 1:1 basis. The ideal candidate would have previous experience working with similar needs or be passionate about working in this type of school.

Candidates that are suited for this type of school tend to have experience in some of the following:

  • Youth/Community work experience
  • Outdoor Activities Instructor 
  • SEN experience
  • Residential support/care worker
  • Sports coaching
  • Team Teach
  • Youth Offending Services
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching/Tutoring/Learning support Assistance
  • Psychology

The interviews for these vacancies are in the next 4 weeks so if you are interested in applying please do not delay by sending over your CV to to ensure you do not miss out being considered for these roles.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. 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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