• Location: Aberaeron,
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £30,000.00 - £35,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
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Children and Young People’s Skills Mentor (PRU)

Ceredigion County Council

Salary: 29,269 - 31,364 *

About the role
We are looking to recruit a Children and Young People's Skills Mentor to join the Pupil Referral Unit in Ceredigion on a full-time basis. This is an exciting role within the service providing theopportunity to work with young people from the community and improve their educational outcomes within a bespoke and person-centred educational setting.

On a day to day basis you will:
  • create and coordinate educational and wellbeing support that meet the Additional Learning Needs of our pupils
  • ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all pupils who attend the unit
  • provide high quality pastoral care by coordinating programs and interventions
  • create an inclusive, comfortable and happy school environment to ensure improvements in learner engagement and wellbeing
  • work as part of a team to ensure effective daily provision within the unit
We are looking to recruit an individual that has:
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • excellent negotiation skills
  • excellent behaviour management skills
  • positive, inclusive attitude towards diversity
  • ability to relate well to vulnerable/challenging pupils and young people
  • ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • to be innovative and creative in your approach to supporting vulnerable and challenging young people
  • ability to be trustworthy and reliable, and to respect confidentiality
  • ability to maintain a professional relationship whilst working with young people and external delivery partners
Job Description and Person Specification

For further information, please contact the headteacher:

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk. As part of this commitment, certain roles within our organisation require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to assess the suitability of candidates. This role will require an Enhanced DBS check. Please note that the presence of previous convictions will not necessarily disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. We assess each applicant on a case-by-case basis, and take into account the nature and relevance of any convictions in relation to the responsibilities of the role. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive work environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact us for clarification. Your privacy and dignity are of utmost importance to us throughout the recruitment process.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture
We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows:
  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
  • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training
Aberaeron Aberaeron is a picture perfect harbour town and is one of Ceredigion's best loved holiday destinations with fashionable places to stay and eat.
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