Core Creative Education CIC
Mentor working with Young People
Core Creative Education is an Alternative Provider of Education and provides bespoke experiences in Environmental Education, for young people with an EHCP.
All our sessions are designed to learn from, with and about our natural world, helping young people to develop skills in problem solving, risk taking, creativity and teamwork through a range of land-based activities.
We are committed to and providing the best experiences for young people to develop their social, physical, emotional, academic and creative education.
Location: Limemead Farm, Halstock Leigh, BA22 9QU
Responsible to: Assistant Manager and Education Manager
Responsible for: Mentoring young people
Work pattern Contract – 9am-3pm 30 hours per week, term time only, with additional fortnightly team meetings on Tuesday until 4:30pm
Salary £19,700 per annum (FTE £26,225 @ 30 hrs, 52 weeks)
Purpose of the position:
- Working on a diverse 10 acre small holding, to build effective relationships and educate young people about the environment whilst supporting their mental, emotional and physical needs
- Implement appropriate experiences to meet individual needs including: Animal husbandry, Animal facilitated learning, Environmental Awareness, Natural and traditional crafts, Forest School activities and Land management activities
- Young people between the ages of 5 – 18 yrs
The role includes engaging and educating young people who have additional needs. The role involves the use of a farming and rural environment in its widest sense. You will need to be able to work intuitively and creatively with young people, to engage them in a range of land based activities helping them to make positive changes in their lives. You will be working either 1:1 with a student or as part of a small group of young people and educators/ facilitators.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Be able to work effectively on your own with a student or as part of a team in a small growing organisation that operates outdoors in all weathers.
- Support the development of Core Creative Education by ensuring good record keeping and information sharing.
- To be able to have a tool kit of activities for one-to-one or small group sessions based around seasonal tasks, activities on the farm and forest school activities. However, it is essential to be able to work flexibly, intuitively and with a student led approach.
- You will need to work effectively within the team, requesting additional resources needed in good time, preparing materials before each session and ensuring that all necessary tidying and cleaning is done at the end of the session.
- Listen and identify changes in circumstance and issues for students that may inform session plans and share this appropriately.
- To be up to date on all administrative work associated with sessions including email correspondence regarding students’ sessions where appropriate and photographic evidence of student activity. At times you will be asked to feed into student reviews or case studies for students.
- To update training as required and attend team meetings.
- Represent Core Creative Education in a positive, warm and professional manner at all times.
- To recognise the importance of confidentiality, to be able to work within our health and safety policies and understand the importance of safeguarding when working with vulnerable young people and their families.
- To follow all of CoRE’s policies in these areas.
- Motivated by the goals and ambitions of Core and share our passion for our students’ needs and their progress.
- Experience of working with young people with and without additional needs.
- A belief that all young people are able to achieve given the right experience and that we should enable them to achieve their potential.
- The ability to provide a positive role model – be friendly and also professional and able to respond in a calm and measured way.
- A good listener, approachable, diplomatic and calm.
- Muck-in attitude, accommodating, practical and not afraid to get wet or dirty.
- Open to learning new skills and crafts such as required for the sessions – from learning to be in with the animals through to horticulture and outdoor cooking.
- Willingness to receive additional training eg. health and safety, safeguarding etc.
- Previous teaching experience, experience of animal-assisted therapy an advantage but not essential. Likewise forest school activities or horticultural knowledge an advantage but not essential
Please download the Application Form
When completed the form should be sent by the closing date stated in the advertisement to:
Alternatively it can be posted to: Rachelle Green, Core Creative Education, Limemead Farm, Halstock Leigh, BA22 9QU.
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