Are you passionate about demonstrating the value of education to vulnerable children who have been exposed to traumas and adverse childhood experiences?
Are you passionate about restorative approaches?
We are looking for a dedicated Pastoral & Learning Support Assistant / Aspiring Youth Justice Worker to work in this small, specialist school near Guildford. All students have social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, and associated challenging behaviours. The school has a deep focus on addressing the educational, social and therapeutic needs of students, focusing on individual happiness and well-being where students can thrive academically, socially and emotionally. A fantastic opportunity for an Aspiring Youth Justice Worker.
This Aspiring Youth Justice Worker role will give you essential restorative experience within anti-social and challenging settings – the perfect opportunity if you are thinking of a career in prison, rehabilitation, probation, or youth justice services. Based on holistic and therapeutic practice, this Aspiring Youth Worker role is an amazing opportunity for Criminology and Psychology Graduates. The role will give you hands-on experience working with vulnerable children; and through building strong, robust relationships, you will increase the engagement, attainment and life chances of children, aiming to ensure they do not enter the criminal justice system.
You will be working alongside teachers and specialist staff to support students with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) challenges and traumas. Some children / young people will have suffered adverse childhood experiences, and you will identify their risks and needs, escalating where necessary. Many of the children face various barriers in life and are more ‘at risk’ of negative outcomes. You will be instrumental in providing consistency, and equipping children and young people with tools to ensure they feel safe, secure, empowered, and believe that they can succeed in life.
Person Specification for Aspiring Youth Justice Worker
* Passionate about helping children and young people achieve their full potential
* Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
* Able to build confidence and motivation
* Approachable, and able to build robust and effective relationships with students
* Able to remain calm and resilient when placed in situations of stress or conflict
* High levels of empathy, caring, compassionate, and a good listener
* Motivated and enthusiastic, with a professional approach to work
**Start date January 2024/ASAP
**Excellent on-site training, support and CPD is provided to ensure safeguarding of all students
**£76-£85 per day, Mon-Fri, 08:30 to 15:30, PAYE, term time only
**No previous experience is required
**You MUST have right to work in the UK in order to apply - no Visa sponsorship
Apply now or contact Eleanor Chessun-Lawrence at Academics Ltd, if interested in the Aspiring Youth Justice Worker role:
01483 362 636
Aspiring Youth Justice Worker