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Secondary Learning Support Mentors (SEMH School)
contract type
contract term
Long-term, Permanent
£350 to £400 per week
Apply by
17 May 2022
Job start
05 September 2022
Job end

Vision for Education are recruiting on behalf of a dedicated Secondary SEMH provision in South Durham, for a number of Learning Support staff to begin in September.

About the role

As a Learning Support mentor, you will be responsible for both the pastoral and academic well-being of students in Key Stage 3 and 4, that struggle with their Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). You will also acompany students on outdoor activities and school trips. These roles are due to start ASAP. People who are successful in their initial trial periods will be offered direct one year or permanent contracts.

About the school

Our client school is a dedicated SEMH provision for young people that have been unable to cope in a mainstream setting. The school believes firmly in supporting and developing staff as much as possible and has a very positive team ethos. They like to develop their staff from within, so whilst certain experience and qualifcations are beneficial, they are not essential. Applications are welcomed from anyone with a passion to improve the lives of young people that may not have had the best start, and who struggle with their mental health and behaviour.


To be considered for the role of Secondary Learning Support Mentors (SEMH School) you will:
  • Calm and empathetic approach
  • Desire to work with young people that struggle with their mental health and behaviour
  • Desire to gain permanent employment in a dedicated SEMH School
  • Outgoing personality with a sense of humour
  • Ability and desire to inspire young people that have became disillusioned with education
Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.


£350 to £400 per week

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:
  • Desire to work with young people that struggle with their mental health

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:
  • Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
  • Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
  • Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
  • FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.
Vision for Education do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call Natasha Hendy on 0191 229 1386 or email
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