Youth Advocate

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Youth Advocate LSA - Woking - Education and Training - November 19th start 2020- - Youth

Ideal role for an Aspiring Clinical, Education or Forensic, Psychologist. Roles will also appeal to psychology graduates interested in Social, Youth and Criminal Justice. Looking at the Socio- Economic, class, race and faith factors that affect Youth and the approaches to Youth, is a crucial area.

This Youth Advocate - Woking LSA role in a specialist SEMH school for boys aged 9-16 that have excluded from their mainstream education. There will be a plethora of reasons why each boy is in the school, they will have suffered different traumas and all different contexts. It's a case of forming relationships with the boys, over time. There are no quick fixes here, if you have a utopian idea of being able to 'save' every student, you will not succeed. You may help plant ideas that you will not see the full, positive effects or end results from, know that they are there and will happen.

Understanding the dichotomies, diversity and cultural effects on Youth in an area like - Dorking, is vital to being able to have the stoic and durability nature to thrive in this role. Maintaining behaviour of the students, where possible and raising academic achievement, can be difficult.

Sincerity is vital in this Youth Advocate - Woking LSA role, you must know why you want to work with the boys. If you have had previous personal, family experience or support work experience as a graduate, this will give you a solid foundation.

Many of the students will be incredibly charismatic, your days will fly by quickly and you will not know where the day has gone. At the same token, in an environment where a lot of the student's Youth is incredibly vulnerable, you will have to be very patience and focus on the student's skills for life.

Youth Advocate - Woking - Education and Training - Youth Advocate - Youth
Focus on enabling the boys to be able to go back into mainstream education
Rehabilitation of students, understanding their traumas and what has led them to be excluded in the first place
Specialist SEMH school, all male students. 9-16
£70 per day, LSA role is for the academic year to July 2021, 8.15 to 16.15, immediate start
Some of the students you will be working with will be in the early stages of rehabilitation and understanding their behaviour
Opportunity to network with several education professionals in Surrey
Working 1:1 with at least pupils with varying degrees of SEN from Mild Learning Difficulties to Severe Autism.
Education and Training provided online and within the school
Fantastic CPD provided by teachers and tutors, ideal for when you start a MSc or research project. The latter part of the day, once the students have gone home, is training
You will be working with likeminded Criminology and Psychology Graduates, with similar objectives.
Opportunity to interview and spend the day in the school, seeing how the school and students operate

- Woking - November 19th start 2020- - Youth Related LSA role

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