Youth Worker (SEN & Learner Support)

Great opportunity for a confident mentor or youth worker to join our SEN & Learner Support team in Plymouth City Centre.

Salary: £21,000 per annum

Hours: 34 per week

NB – this role is a fixed-term (maternity cover) contract to February 2024 in the first instance

Achievement Training Ltd (ATL) is one of the city’s largest providers of quality education and training, offering a diverse range of exciting career opportunities for all kinds of people.

We are a Disability Confident Employer, have been continuously graded “Good” by OFSTED and hold the MATRIX standard for information, advice and guidance. Learners and employers consistently rate our services above 95%.

We believe our employees are our greatest asset and aim to support and develop all colleagues, whatever their role, so that they feel confident to undertake their roles and feel a valued part of the success of our organisation.

Our standard full-time working week is 34 hours, usually Monday to Friday (although some flexibility may be required depending on the sector in which you work). The advertised position is fixed until the end of February 2024 in the first instance, providing additional support to learners of all ages but with a primary focus on young people training within the organisation’s varied curriculum departments. All staff receive 32 days annual leave (or pro-rata equivalent), as well as fantastic opportunities for professional development and expanding skills and experience.

The Job Role:

Providing high quality pastoral care that supports learners’ engagement with training, ensuring a positive environment rich in information, advice and guidance to support ongoing development.

The Candidate:

  • Qualified in a relevant area such as Mentoring, Advice & Guidance, Youth Work or similar;
  • Experience of working with young people in a pastoral, guidance or mentoring role, using a collaborative or multi-agency support approach where needed;
  • Able to develop and maintain positive motivational working relationships with learners, supporting the company’s delivery of targeted training, employability and development;
  • Excellent skills in communication, IT, record-keeping and reporting;
  • Good current knowledge of issues relating to equality and diversity, safeguarding and learners’ personal and social development;
  • Ability to work autonomously and in an organised manner;
  • High levels of motivation and self-discipline to achieve targets and deadlines;
  • Experience of working in an educational environment and understanding of SEN and EHCPs an advantage;
  • Willingness to work towards teaching/assessing qualifications as the role evolves.

Application by CV and supporting statement, quoting reference LSPYW/0623

Closing date: Friday 1 September 2023