Think for the Future
*Behaviour & Resilience Mentor Job description*
· *Contract length*: Permanent
· *Age Group: * as an organisation we work in KS2, KS3 and KS4 settings. Your previous experience will be considered in your placement of schools, but you could be placed with a range of age groups.
· *Hours per week*: 37.5 hours per week
· *Hours of work: * 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday
· *Weeks: * 40 working weeks per year (12 weeks are given for school holidays, which fall within the school holidays of the school a Mentor is based in. These could vary dependent on local authority of placement schools. No work is required within school holiday dates, with exception of some training and personal development)
· *Start date: * we operate rolling recruitment for this role, with entry points being January and August of each year. Your application will be considered for the next upcoming entry point, unless you state otherwise on your application that you would like to be considered for a later entry point.
· *Location: * West Yorkshire – Wakefield/Leeds/Bradford/Huddesfield (Behaviour & Resilience Mentors are expected to travel up to 60 minutes travel from home address to school locations. It is therefore essential that applicants have a driving licence and access to their own transport)
· *Salary: * Starting Salary £20,000; 2nd Year at TFTF Salary: £21,000; 3rd Year+ at TFF Salary: £23,000+ (salaries shown are actual salary and are not pro-rata. Therefore, salaries include the holiday allowance of 12 weeks per year in line with school holidays. See further information on salary progression on downloadable job description on www.thinkforthefuture.co.uk/jobs)_)
*Behaviour & Resilience Mentors: The Role*
_As a Behaviour & Resilience Mentor you’ll be directly and positively impacting the lives of young people._
Our Behaviour & Resilience Mentors are responsible for developing and delivering our comprehensive and structured social and emotional resilience curriculum in group mentoring sessions, to groups of up to 15 pupils in KS2, KS3 and KS4 settings. Our mentors address issues that are preventing the pupils from achieving their full potential. Placed in up to 5 schools, our Behaviour and Resilience mentors see their mentees each week and work closely with both the Think for the Future team and the schools they’re placed in to develop and tailor the programme and ensure they are creating data driven impact for the pupils they’re working with.
The main objectives and responsibilities of the role are to:
· Develop and deliver the Behaviour & Resilience Mentoring programme in designated schools.
· Work with groups of designated pupils with the aim of reducing disengagement from education, low resilience and challenging behaviour, creating long term positive attitude changes and develop pupils’ life skills and aspirations.
· Ensure the content and delivery of the mentoring sessions is tailored to the needs of the pupils.
· Aim to decrease the number of negative behaviour incidents of the pupils on the programme by integrating the use of our advanced data system into daily practice.
· Manage key relationships with schools and staff.
· Work closely with the team of Behaviour & Resilience Mentors at Think for the Future to share good practice.
· Work closely with the Mentor Manager to regularly assess and develop your skills, ensuring focus on personal development.
*Progression and Development Opportunities*
At TFTF, we understand importance of providing progression and development opportunities. Behaviour & Resilience Mentors have several opportunities for progression, in their salary growth, skills growth and role growth within the role. We operate a strong appraisal and 1:1 process whereby Mentors are able to continually focus on their own personal and professional development opportunities and assess their motivations within the role and future career goals within the organisation. There are also multiple opportunities for ongoing personal and professional development through our in-house and external training programmes.
The ideal candidate will have some or all the following qualities and experiences:
· Experience having worked with young people, especially challenging young people (essential)
· Passion and talent for working with young people (essential)
· Ability to connect and relate to young people (essential)
· Positive attitude and high energy when approaching your work (essential)
· Ability to manage change and to adapt to unexpected demands and resilience to working in challenging environments (essential)
· Full commitment to the role and to helping the company achieve its objectives (essential)
· Ability to assess priorities and manage competing deadlines both independently and as a member of a team (essential)
· Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (essential)
· Ability to work with a diverse range of individuals (essential)
· Written skills – proven ability to use clear, concise language specific for the purpose and audience (essential)
· Admin skills – an ability to complete admin requirements to a high standard including the use of Microsoft Office (essential)
· Willingness to travel up to 60 minutes to programme locations and access to your own mode of transport (essential)
· Related teaching or mentoring qualifications (desirable)
· Knowledge of relevant policies including safeguarding, health and safety, data protection, etc. (desirable)
· Experience of working in the school environment (desirable)
Think for the Future is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a rigorous Safer Recruitment Policy which is followed for every appointment. Therefore, successful appointment to this role will be subject to:
– Declaration of any convictions, cautions or reprimands which you have incurred
– An Enhanced DBS Check
– Two Satisfactory References
– Proof of Eligibility to work in the UK
*Think for the Future: being part of something exciting*
Think for the Future’s mission is to engage, educate and empower young people to have social and emotional resilience, independence and control in order to achieve their potential. We work in KS2, KS3 and KS4 settings, providing young people with the social and emotional resilience they may need to help them overcome barriers they may face in their education or their lives. The pupils we work with are often disengaged from education, close to exclusion or have low aspirations and, at Think for the Future, we offer the opportunity for them to strive and succeed in both their academic and non-academic outcomes, through improvements in resilience, aspirations and behaviour. To access and impact these pupils, we employ relatable individuals who are able to create strong and lasting rapport with these young people and confidently deliver a comprehensive curriculum covering a vast range of topics, from anger and outburst control, to motivation and will-power.
*Working at Think for the Future*
Think for the Future is a dynamic and innovative social enterprise who are committed to their schools, young people and their staff. Working at Think for the Future, you’ll belong to a close-knit and supportive team who will invest heavily in your personal development, welfare and performance to facilitate you in being able to have maximum positive impact with the young people you’ll be working with. We provide a thorough induction training course for all new staff along with continued access to CDP and access to regular coaching and counselling by industry leading specialists. It’s a very exciting time to be joining Think for the Future as we grow into new areas and new schools and grow an even stronger team of Behaviour & Resilience Mentors to deliver their brilliant work.
To find out more about Think for the Future, and what it’s like to work for us, visit: www.thinkforthefuture.co.uk or find us on Twitter @TFTFuture.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £20,000.00-£23,000.00 per year
* Monday to Friday
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