Youth Worker (SEN & Learner Support)

Our SEN & Learner Support team is looking for a confident Mentor or Youth Worker to join us in Plymouth City Centre.

Salary: £22,050 per annum

Hours: 34 per week

Closing date: Wednesday 17 July 2024

Interviews scheduled for: Wednesday 24 July


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;
  • High quality verbal, written and digital communication;
  • Excellent and consistent IT skills to support EHCP administration, 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;
  • First Aid trained an advantage (or willingness to work towards).

Application by CV and supporting statement, quoting reference LSP/YWEA/0724 and providing a current personal email address to:


Note to Applicants:

Safeguarding Children, Young People & Vulnerable Adults / Safer Recruitment in Education

Achievement Training is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition to candidates’ ability to perform the duties of the post, selection interviews will also explore issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children including: motivation to work with children and young people; ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people; emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviors; and attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline.

Pre-employment checks for all staff will include, but not be limited to, confirmation of your right to work in the UK, evidence of claimed qualifications and work history, provision of suitable and satisfactory references and a valid, current DBS check.