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ASD Mentor

Job Description

Dunbar Education is a leading educational recruitment agency committed to supporting students with additional needs and providing outstanding educational opportunities. We are seeking a dedicated and passionate ASD Mentor to join our team in Hemel Hempstead.

As an ASD Mentor, you will play a crucial role in providing tailored support to students with ASD within an educational setting. Your primary responsibility will be to facilitate the academic and social development of these students, ensuring they have equal opportunities to succeed. You will work closely with students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders, employing a person-centred approach to address individual needs, promote inclusivity, and foster a positive learning environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide 1-2-1 support to students with ASD, both in the classroom and during extracurricular activities
  • Implement individualised strategies and interventions to promote academic progress, social skills development, and emotional well-being
  • Collaborate with teachers and other educational professionals to develop and implement personalised education plans
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive environment for students, promoting positive behaviour and social interactions
  • Communicate effectively with parents and carers, providing regular updates on student progress and discussing strategies for home and school collaboration
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to student progress, achievements, and challenges
  • Attend relevant training sessions and professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and stay up to date with best practices in SEN support

Requirements:

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Special Education, or a related field
  • Prior experience working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum, preferably in an educational setting
  • Strong understanding of ASD, it's characteristics, and effective strategies for support
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with students, teachers and parents
  • Empathy, patience, and the ability to build rapport with students with diverse needs
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and policies pertaining to special educational needs and disabilities
  • Ability to work independently, make informed decisions, and manage time effectively
  • Enhanced DBS check, or willingness to undergo one.

To apply for the position of ASD Mentor, please submit your up-to-date CV and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and why you are interested in the role.

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