Alternative Provision Classroom Support VOLUNTEER – Brighton

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Alternative Provision Classroom Support VOLUNTEER – Brighton

Paid role
Voluntary positions are all extremely flexible
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About the role

Our classroom support volunteers play a vital and varied role within our centres. Primarily, they support our young people, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities through building and nurturing constructive relationships and promoting their inclusion, acceptance and self-esteem. We value our students’ differences and interact with them based on their individual needs to help them to learn, develop and achieve specific learning goals. Our volunteer teaching assistants support this by implementing specific strategies based on what has been agreed by our teaching and senior staff, to ensure all our students have equal access to opportunities.

In this role, our volunteers are guided by our teachers and provide essential support to them by assisting with lessons, monitoring and recording progress, providing feedback, supervising students, providing 1:1 support and assisting with the planning of learning activities.

What you can expect to gain from your voluntary experience with us:

  • Invaluable experience with young people with a range of challenging behaviours and educational needs
  • To be a valued member of a dedicated team of staff & volunteers
  • A dedicated point of contact at The Extra Time Project, who will provide regular communication, training and support
  • The opportunity to upskill, complete training courses and gain qualifications
  • The satisfaction of playing an integral role in impacting the lives of young people
  • Using time to do something worthwhile to support an amazing charity

Experience required

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Previous experience of working in a classroom environment or another alternative provision
  • The ability to work effectively with others as a competent team member and the confidence to work alone when required
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to relate well to young people with a range of educational needs
  • An open-minded, non-judgemental and empathetic approach to young people from a wide range of backgrounds and situations
  • Experience in SEN
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good levels of numeracy and literacy, preferably with a confident level of computer literacy
  • A knowledge of health & safety. A good knowledge of Safeguarding is also desirable.
  • The ability to take instructions and a willingness to learn

Key responsibilities

Additional information:

To ensure our volunteers feel happy and confident in their roles, we provide all necessary training as well as on-going support and feedback from a dedicated member of staff. The whole team at the Extra Time Project is friendly, passionate and extremely dedicated and our volunteers are an integral part of what we do - we hope that volunteering with us is a valuable and enjoyable experience.

Due to the nature of our work, all staff and volunteers must pass an enhanced DBS check before starting their role.

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