Wigan Athletic Community Trust is recruiting for an Education Support Officer to join its expanding Training and Skills team and help deliver its provision.
Salary:22,000 - 25,000 per annum
Type of contract:Permanent
To research, plan and deliver 1-2-1 mentoring sessions with identified students at least monthly.
To research, plan and deliver group sessions/workshops with identified students on a range of subjects that may be hindering their learning.
To provide in-class support for named students, for part of the working week, where and when required, in liaison with the Tutors/Training and Skills Manager.
To plan and deliver a wide range of intervention activities which promotes learning, good behaviour, better social skills, and well-being.
To liaise with teaching staff, keeping them well informed about the students which you mentor.
To contact all students and parents of students if they are not in lesson 15 minutes after the start of the session, if no prior communication of absence, keeping clear logs of communication.
To attend departmental meetings and those that are specifically in relation to the students that you mentor, such as pastoral support programmes or liaison with multi agencies.
To ensure Safeguarding Officer is informed immediately of any concerns relating safeguarding in relation to the student mentor.
To maintain accurate records on named students which measures the impact of your interventions, helping towards learner retention.
Maintain a positive and professional learning environment and follow the behaviour management procedures as appropriate.
To support Student involvement of the CEFA league, including attending fixtures and facilitating training sessions.
Contribute to learner progress reviews as and when requested by Training and Skills Manager or the funder.
Support learners with progression routes and develop employability skills, linking in with the expectations of the funder.
To supervise students visits and work placement programmes where appropriate.
Work with Training and Skills and Operations Manager to set up suitable work placement for identified students.
Attending careers events, visiting secondary schools and other education events to promote the Community Trust post 16 Training and Skills offer.
To assist and support with the sign-up process and induction of new students.
Represent Wigan Athletic Community Trust at stakeholder and community meetings across Wigan and on occasion at regional and national level.
Be a flexible member of the Wigan Athletic Community Trust team and when requested assist in the delivery of other projects and activities including evenings and weekends.
The successful candidate will:
Educated to degree standard or equivalent in sport or community development related subject
Experience of working with disengaged young people
The ability to inspire and motivate students from a range of diverse and sometimes challenging backgrounds.
Relevant and current subject knowledge of sports coaching
Strong oral and written communication skills
The ability to plan and organise own workload effectively.
Understanding of safeguarding in education and its implication for the delivery of the programme
Sound understanding of equality and diversity and its application in the teaching and learning environment.
Ability to empathise with young people and also challenge negative behaviours.
Be able to travel independently between different venues and locations.