Aspiring Probation Officer

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1346938006-2
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Academics Ltd
  • Location: Crawley, Sussex
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Health and Safety, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Contract

About this Apprenticeship

Aspiring Probation Officer

Sussex - SEMH - Outreach - Intervention - Mental Health - Education and Training - Psychology - Criminology - Sociology - Graduate - Aspiring Probation Officer

Are you passionate about demonstrating the value of education to vulnerable children who have been exposed to adverse childhood experiences?

Are you passionate about restorative approaches?

The School

We are looking for a dedicated a teaching assistant to work in a school, for children aged 10-16. All students have social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, and associated challenging behaviours. The school has a deep focus on addressing the educational, social and therapeutic needs of students, focusing on individual happiness and well-being where students can thrive academically, socially and emotionally. A fantastic opportunity for an Aspiring Probation Officer.

This role will give you essential restorative experience within anti-social and challenging settings - the perfect opportunity if you are thinking of a career in probation, rehabilitation, prison, or youth justice services. Based on holistic and therapeutic practice, this Aspiring Probation Officer role is an amazing opportunity for Criminology and Psychology Graduates. The role will give you hands-on experience working with vulnerable children; and through building strong, robust relationships, you will increase the engagement, attainment and life chances of children, aiming to ensure they do not enter the criminal justice system.

You will be working alongside teachers and specialist staff to support students with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) challenges and traumas. Many of the children face various barriers in life and are more 'at risk' of negative outcomes. You will be instrumental in providing consistency, and equipping children and young people with tools to ensure they feel safe, secure, empowered, and believe that they can succeed in life.

Person Specification

  • Passionate about helping children and young people achieve their full potential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
  • Approachable, and able to build robust and effective relationships with students
  • Able to remain calm and resilient when placed in situations of stress or conflict
  • High levels of empathy, caring, compassionate, and a good listener
  • Motivated and enthusiastic, with a professional approach to work

Interviews are commencing immediately, apply today to ensure you do NOT miss out!

Aspiring Probation Officer