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College Connect Lead Mentor - Belfast

20,103 P.A. ?
Kennedy Recruitment

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Vacancy Reference: 18114

We are currently recruiting for a College Connect Lead Mentor for the Belfast area. This will be a full-time temporary role, Monday to Friday consisting of 36 hours per week, with an hourly rate of £12.71. This vacancy is expected to last for 3 months with possible extension.

Duties & Responsibilities:

-Lead on recruitment to programme

-Support and mentor participants on programme

-Lead on mentoring activities and delivery of a mentoring programme including careers and employability skills

-Collaborate internally with a range of teams to engage hard-to-reach groups to support the Widening Access and Participation Plan and share the admissions responsibility across Learner Services and Safeguarding to support student induction and transition.

-To coordinate the administration of the College Connect (ESF) programme

-To develop and deliver induction and initial assessment activities which set programme objectives to meet both individual needs and to deliver and facilitate the development of an individualized Personal Training Plan (PTP)

-Plan and carry out regular individual progress review as set out in the PTP

-Act as advocate, mentor and role model for participants encouraging positive behaviour, good citizenship, acceptance and understanding of others, participation, personal and social development.

-Implement, monitor and review interventions to support and encourage positive learning and social and emotional outcomes. This may include contact with the wider college team, academic staff, parents and external agencies to monitor and support attendance and compliance with the programme.

-Work independently and in the support of the curriculum team to deliver tangible outcomes, including a full Level One qualification for participants with a range of barriers to progression.

-Undertake necessary training and continuous professional development activities provided

Essential criteria:

-Experience of dealing with challenging behavioural issues

-Knowledge of the barriers to education for young people

-Knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

-Hold a Level 6 qualification (degree or equivalent) in relevant discipline

-Two years' relevant* employment experience (*relevant defined as experience working with young people 16-24 in an educational or youth setting OR as experience motivating and engaging young people with a range of challenges e.g. health, emotional, social or learning)

-English GCSE at Grade C or above, OR Essential Skills level 2 (or higher) in Communication, or equivalent

-Maths GCSE at Grade C or above, OR Essential Skills level 2 (or higher) in Numeracy or equivalent

This role provides an exciting opportunity to join an industry leading business, committed to ensuring that their customers receive a first class level of service and offering genuine opportunities for career progression.

For more information on this role or any other vacancy please call us on 028 90330 555

Please note only those candidates shortlisted may be contacted.

Candidates will be required to obtain an Enhanced Access NI check at a cost of £33.00.

Please note that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position. This will depend on the nature of the position and circumstances of the offences.

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