ADVERT ID 160931

iScoil mentor

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ISCOIL LTD

Acorn Centre Warrenmount
Blackpitts
Dublin 8
D08W2X8
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MAIN DETAILS

Status:
Active
Level:
Other Education
Date Posted:
Wed Sep 29 2021 10:51:18
Application Closing Date:
Fri Oct 22 2021
Commencement Date:
Mon Nov 29 2021
Status of Post:
Part-Time
Number of Vacancies:
3
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POST DETAILS

Title:
iScoil mentor
Description:
iScoil, a registered charity, is an online school that offers learning opportunities and accreditation to young people aged 13-16 years who are not in mainstream education. Students are referred to iScoil from TESS (Tusla Education Support Service). Since 2009, iScoil has been at the forefront in designing and implementing a range of innovative learner-centred programmes informed by research and evidence-based good practice.

We believe that with improved connectivity and learning tools, there is a real opportunity to redesign approaches to learning. To date, iScoil has pioneered new approaches to teaching, digital learning content, and assessment and the CEO and Board of Directors are keen to continue this ethos of innovation and development into the future.

iScoil aims to:
Engage young people in learning
Build confidence and self-esteem
Offer accreditation opportunities
Support progression to further education and employment

iScoil is undergoing a period of significant growth and is seeking suitably qualified applicants to join our team of mentors.

Visit our website iScoil.ie for more information.

Primary Purpose
The mentor role has overall responsibility for guiding and supporting students on Scoil. This involves building a rapport with each student across a range of relevant criteria, developing individual educational plans, updating student learning plans daily and ensuring all relevant information is reflected and inputted into a CRM. As a mentor, you will work with iScoil’s tutors, central team, Blended Learning Centres and families to implement strategies to ensure the successful engagement and progression of each student.

Responsible to: Programme Manager

Key relationships: CEO, Programme Manager, Head of Learning, Head of Experience and Development, Student Support Coordinator, General Manager, Tutors and other Mentors

Role Specifications:
Provide support, guidance and encouragement to enable independent and self-directed learning
Develop, maintain, and update individual educational plans
Communicate regularly with students, families and support workers in Blended Learning Centres
Develop positive relationships with students, their families, and support workers in Blended Learning Centres
Provide ongoing feedback to support student learning and progression
Work with the Programme Manager on learning strategies to support students
Identify each student’s abilities, talents and interests to inform learning strategies
Complete weekly student progress reports
Collaborate with course tutors and central team to support student accreditation
Take part in regular team meetings

Person Specifications

Qualifications:
Minimum requirement of a third level qualification in education, community and youth work, social sciences or a related discipline

Desired Experience and Competencies:
Experience of working with young people with complex needs in a formal or non-formal educational setting
Ability to build rapport with young people and maintain a student-centred approach
A knowledge of QQI courses and assessment
Solution orientated with a positive mindset
Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality
Knowledge of educational disadvantage and the factors associated with early school leaving
Excellent technical skills and experience using digital technologies
Experience using VLEs and CRMs, such as Moodle and Salesforce
Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills
Collaboration and teamwork skills
Ability to work independently
Excellent time management skills
Commitment to the ethos and culture of iScoil

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Letter of Application

  • CV (Unbound/Slide Binder)
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Applications may be submitted by

  • Email
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APPLY TO THIS JOB VACANCY

Apply To:
recruitment@iscoil.ie
County:
Dublin
Postal District:
Dublin 14
014537570
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