Behaviour Mentor

Job Title:              Behaviour Mentor

Salary:                  £19,500 per annum

Location:              The Grange Therapeutic School

Hours:                  40 hours per week

Contract:              Permanent

If you really want to help vulnerable children reach their full potential in a supportive and caring team then we want to hear from you.

We are looking for a Behaviour Mentor to join our growing pastoral team.

About the School

The Grange Therapeutic School is an independent special school for young people aged 8 -18 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Our school is based in a Victorian country house near Oakham with stunning views and fantastic facilities to develop not only the educational, but also the social and emotional needs of our pupils. With access to woods and lakes on site, the school has an ethos about delivering a personalised curriculum tailored to, and driven by, the individuals. Behaviour is currently rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted.

We need hardworking, child centred staff who are resilient and willing to go the extra mile. In return we offer significant investment in your professional development, a supportive staff group and opportunities for progression.

About the Role

The post holder will work closely with challenging pupils, guiding and managing their behaviour both on and offsite. The role requires responding to challenging behaviour and providing support in school dealing with incidents but also mentoring pupils and coaching them to prevent future incidents. This will require close liaison with education, care and therapeutic teams.

The post holder will be expected to look beyond the surface behaviour to look for solution – not just asking “what is happening?” but also “why?”.  Educated to GCSE C/4 or above in English and Maths or equivalent.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for someone with drive and a willingness to go the extra mile to improve the lives of the young people in our care. Strong inter-personal skills, team working, resilience and a sense of humour are also vital.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Education and Care is part of the Outcomes First Group.

Why work for us

  • Social activities
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free school meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk. If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact the school on office@knossington.rutland.sch.uk

Acorn care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.

We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.