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Mentor - (Online Work)

Location

Blackpitts, Dublin 8Dublin

Company

iScoil

Date added

27/05/2020

Website

http://iscoil.ie

Job Description:

Mentor - Role 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 Tusla, the Educational Welfare Service. Since 2009, with the support

of the Presentation Sisters, 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 their

educational journey with iScoil. This involves getting to know each student across a range of

relevant criteria, developing individual educational plans, updating learning plans daily and

ensuring all relevant information is reflected and inputted into a CRM. As a mentor, you will work

with iScoil’s central team, tutors, 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, Office Manager, Tutors and 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

● Liaise with the Programme Manager on individual learning plans, student progression,

engagement and attendance patterns

● Identify each student’s abilities, talents and interests to inform learning plans

● 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

Terms and Conditions

Contract: This role is a one year contract with a time commitment of approximately 25 hours a

week during iScoil term times, primarily between 9 am - 5 pm. The appointment is subject to

Garda Vetting and reference checks.

Location: This is a remote working role with training and an annual meeting in iScoil’s office in

Acorn Centre, Blackpitts, Dublin 8.

Deadline for application: Friday 19th June at 5 pm, with interviews to be held Wednesday 1st

and Thursday 2nd July.

iScoil is an equal opportunities employer

Term

Permanent / Full-time

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