Queenswood School, Callow Hills Farm, Hereford, Ledbury, HR8 2PZ
Hours: 40 hours per week
We are seeking Learning Mentors to join our team at Queenswood School.
Queenswood School is a specialist school for up to 50 girls and boys aged 11 to 19 with with social, emotional and mental health and/or a range of complex learning and communication difficulties. The school provides a warm, welcoming and relaxed environment for young people who are unable to attend mainstream education because of their additional learning needs.
Do you thrive on change and challenge and long to make a real difference?
- Are you looking for something very different?
- Can you meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable and challenging children in the education system?
- Do you have a great sense of humour and want to work as part of a fun, supportive and caring team?
- Are you resilient in the face of challenge, positive, calm and committed to maximizing pupils achievements?
This role is pro rata based on being a term time role, working 39 weeks per year. This role is fixed term for a minimum of one year with potential for this to be extended. It is desirable for applicants to hold experience in an education setting, possibly with experience of working with Autism, SEMH and complex and challenging behaviours. It is necessary that all our staff are over 21 (to comply with the requirements of the National Minimum Standards) and have held a driving license for at least 3 years.
The successful candidate will join a very well established team of education, care and specialist therapy professionals working together to support student progress and will receive a bespoke induction package. Term time only working, school holidays and strong teamwork are all part of the package.
- Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
- Comprehensive induction
- Pension scheme
- We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
- Employee recognition scheme.
For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.
- Special needs with state funding
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 19 years
Queenswood comprises of the main school site, The HUB (located off site) and 6 nearby residential homes. Whilst we enjoy a rural location, we are still well connected, just two miles from Ledbury train station, on a main bus route from Ledbury to Her...