Child in Care Administrator / Learning Mentor

MidKent College

  • £23,088 - £27,225 / year
  • Gillingham / South East
  • Temporary
  • Part Time
Posted 1 week ago
Support Children in Care within the Virtual School Kent Post 16 cohort of Year 12 &13’s to make the best possible progress in learning, personal development and academic progress and achievement.


Main Responsibilities and Duties

As a progressive student-centred College, we are now looking for a Child in Care Administrator / Mentor to work within the Student Support Welfare Team across both college sites in Gillingham and Maidstone. This role is instrumental in supporting Virtual School Kent’s Post 16 children in care. The aim of the role is to ensure this cohort of students make the best possible progress in learning, personal development, academic progress, and achievement.
 The post holder will provide regular mentoring sessions for young people in care supported by Virtual School Kent to support them in their learning and aspirations. This will entail hosting Personal, Education, Planning meetings (PEP’s) to ensure this care experienced cohort make the best possible progress at MidKent College and liaising closely with the education officer at Virtual Schools Kent.
The role will require the individual to interact within the wider multidisciplinary safeguarding team in a very busy office environment, dealing with complex and sensitive issues, and signposting to additional support as required.
 If you are highly organised, with an attention to detail, able to work in a busy environment and passionate about supporting young people to achieve then we would love to hear from you.
 This new post is initially a fixed one-year contract, 35 hours a week, 40 weeks a year (term time only). Please note the pro rata salary is £18,784 to £22,150 per annum.

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise

You will have 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English at grade 4 and above (or equivalent). 
 Key skills include: Proficient in use of IT systems and applications; excellent communication skills and command of English, both written and spoken; Excellent organisational skills and with meticulous attention to detail; Ability to deal sensitively with young people, parents and visitors some of whom may be anxious or concerned; Team player with the ability to work methodically in a busy environment and meet deadlines.

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