Home-based
Volunteer Role
Voluntary
Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and proactive individual with experience teaching children to e-mentor Spanish/Portuguese speaking children between 5-12 years old who have recently migrated to the UK. The post-holder will be responsible for planning and delivering creative and interactive online ESOL classes and/or homework support. 

Some children on the project are still waiting to start school in the UK and e-mentoring is often the only time in the week they have the opportunity to learn English. For this reason, it is particularly important that our e-mentors understand the challenges migrant children face and show empathy. 

The overall aims of the e-mentoring sessions are to equip children with the English Language skills they need to: thrive and integrate more easily into their new schools; reach their full potential; feel part of the wider English-speaking community; and rebuild their lives in the UK.

ROLE INFORMATION

  • Days and hours: Flexible

  • Term: Minimum commitment of 3 months

  • Reporting to: ESOL & Activities Lead worker 

 

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Delivering creative and interactive ESOL classes and homework support via Zoom;

  • Carrying out evaluation on a regular basis to monitor children’s progress;

  • Be observant of safeguarding issues and report any concerns to Designated Safeguarding Lead; Identify gaps and adapt activities to children’s needs;

  • Carry out planned evaluation on a regular basis to monitor children’s progress;

  • Attend volunteer monthly meetings to discuss the progress of children;

  • Understanding the need to maintain safe working boundaries when working with vulnerable individuals.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Fluent in English (essential) and intermediate Spanish or Portuguese (desirable);

  • A strong interest in working with and engaging children;

  • Some basic awareness of the issues facing migrants in UK;

  • Experience of working with vulnerable people in a similar capacity, either paid or unpaid (desirable);

  • Experience working with children in school or educational setting, i.e. Teaching Assistant (desirable);

  • Experience of working independently and using your own initiative;

  • Warmth, understanding, sensitivity and a willingness to listen;

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Flexible approach to working with beneficiaries whose needs may vary or change over time;

  • A positive approach to problem solving and attention to detail;

  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and with a diverse population of clients, staff and outside constituents.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Two references from current/previous employers;

  • Enhanced DBS Check (completed through IRMO);

  • Safeguarding Level 1 certificate (completed through IRMO);

  • One month trial period.

 

BENEFITS FROM VOLUNTEERING AT IRMO 

  • Gives the opportunity of helping others and to give back;

  • Creates an ideal space to learn new skills in a multicultural, cooperative and inspiring environment;

  • Get involved with the Latin American Community and increase knowledge of the situation of Latin American migrants in the UK;

  • Helps to gain experience and strengthen previous skills to face UK’s competitive job market;

  • Enhance CV and get references (after 3-month period) for further impact on the employment status;

  • Participate in training sessions with high quality learning outcomes (in-house and external) in areas related to the role;

  • Receive regular supervision and support.

More about Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation (IRMO)
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Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation (IRMO)

IRMO is a community-led organisation that provides Latin Americans (and Spanish and Portuguese speakers more widely) with tools and information... Read more

Refreshed on: 03 August 2020
Closed date: 28 August 2020
Job ref: E-Mentor
Tags: Teaching

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