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Youth worker in PRU

Job description

A PRU in Lambeth, South London, is seeking support staff to make a difference to the lives of the young people outside mainstream education?

If you are passionate about giving children the best chance at education and are looking to work in an alternative education setting, supporting pupils who are not in mainstream education, then please consider this post.

Due to the needs of the children, the right candidate will already have youth work experience and training to offer the right support.

The right person for the position will have:

  • Pro-active, approachable personality
  • SEN experience, particularly Autism, challenging behaviour, Learning Difficulties
  • Degree in Child Development, Psychology / Social Sciences
  • Teaching/Learning support assistance
  • Support / Care worker experience
  • Positive Handling / Team Teach training
  • Sports coaching / Personal Trainer background
  • Youth work experience]
  • Firm-but-fair attitude

Working in our schools is a challenging but rewarding environment and the pupils would benefit from any of the above experience that you can bring. They are always looking for new members to join their team long term, short term, full time, part time.

Responsibilities of the post:
Your role is to develop and support pupils who are currently excluded from Education, you will need to be able to develop resources and strategies to help re-engage and to facilitate their return to full time Education.
In order to be considered for this post, you will need to:

  • Have experience of working with Young People in and coaching or school setting
  • Hold recognised UK coaching qualification or Coaching degree
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the different social, cultural and physical needs of pupils
  • Have an interest in how young people learn and behave
  • Provide appropriate role models of behaviour in the sessions
  • Really care about Young people but particularly those who find learning and managing their behaviour difficult
  • Have experience of helping Young people developing physical and educational skills
  • Have high expectations of achievement and behaviour and always strive to get the best out of your students
  • Be well organised and be able to plan effectively and be adaptable to cope with any situation

The post itself is subject to an Enhanced DBS Certificate as well as satisfactory references from your two most recent places of work.

You must be available to work immediately as trials are taking place from the 14th January.

To apply for this position, please include in your application an updated CV and a brief description of your experience in PRUs and working with SEN children. Alternatively, please call 02075933070 to speak to a consultant, quoting 'PRU, in Lewisham/Lambeth/Bromley' (Depending on which site you live closest to).

*Please note, due to the high volume of applications, only the most successful candidates will be contacted regarding this particular position. Please call us on 02075933070 if you wish to discuss other positions available in your area.

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All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

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