Sessional English Tutor (Secondary)

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PKAVS

£25 per hour

Self Employed

N/A

9th December 2021

17th December 2021

Carers Centre, Lewis Place, North Muirton, Perth, PH1 3BD

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Overview

Background

 

PKAVS is a leading charity in Perth and Kinross, enhancing lives and connecting communities through diverse services in the areas of Carers, Mental Wellbeing, Minority Communities, Third Sector support and Volunteering. Every year PKAVS enhances the lives of over 5,000 local people, helping them to overcome barriers and achieve their goals. PKAVS is also the Third Sector Interface for Perth and Kinross, supporting and developing the Third Sector and enhancing the Sector’s role in Community Planning.

 

PKAVS Carers Services improves the quality of life for unpaid carers of all ages, including young carers and young adult carers. The service supports carers to achieve positive outcomes relating to their own personal wellbeing and development and supports carers in managing their caring role whilst progressing towards their own goals. Promoting choice and person-centred approaches, PKAVS helps carers to be individuals first, and carers second.

 

Early in 2019 PKAVS were commissioned to develop a service for young carers who require extra educational support to help with achievement and engagement within schools. The EASyc (Education Attainment Service for Young Carers) looks to develop person-centred support for those young carers referred in. The service is open to all young carers aged 5-18 years old who are currently enrolled in school that meet the criteria.

 

Role

 

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced English Tutor (Secondary) to join our busy Tutor Project, working 1-1 and in groups with our young carers. Currently all our sessions are delivered through the online learning platform Vedamo, however in better times sessions may take place within one of our PKAVS centres, schools, or a mutually convenient establishment. Tutors will provide tailored tuition and may offer specialist skills, methods, or approaches to support individual learning needs.

 

We are looking for someone who:

 

  • Is educated to degree-level as a minimum.
  • Has a solid understanding of the Scottish Curriculum.
  • Is experienced in working with young people in an educational capacity.
  • Is experienced in delivering in a person-centred, outcome-focused approach.
  • Is able to travel to and from agreed locations (preferable).
  • Is available during or after school hours on weekdays and possibly some weekends.
  • Able to carry out work using Microsoft Office programmes, Outlook for email and accessing the Internet.
  • Has an understanding of young carers rights, needs, and issues.

 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop individually tailored learning sessions that will support young carers learning needs in line with their schoolwork.
  • Work in line with the Scottish curriculum ensuring that all specs are met in sessions.
  • Build consistency and trust in sessions in order to develop a good relationship with the young people you work with to form a solid basis for learning.
  • Maintain a record of sessions and supply any reports as required by the project lead.
  • Undertake regular check-ins with the project manager to ensure good communication in regard to the progress of our young people.
  • Work with a flexible approach, understanding the demanding role that young carers can have and the impact this can have on their ability to commit to regular times and frequency.
  • Identify any barriers to learning with the young people you work with and feed this back to the project lead.
  • During school holidays develop and facilitate young carers educational/respite workshops (optional)
  • Work in line with Health, Safety and relevant insurance requirements, and work in line with child protection regulations.

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