at Chalk Education
Location Wirral, United Kingdom
Date Posted November 11, 2022
Category SEND
Job Type Full-time
Work Hours 8:30-3:30

Job Description

Are you an enthusiastic Sports Coach looking to work with children?


Do you have what it takes to make a difference to a child’s well-being and education?


Job Description

Chalk has a rewarding opportunity for a full-time Sports Coach / Mentor to support children in an alternative provision in Wirral.

You will be working in a school that caters for children aged 5-16 who cannot thrive in a mainstream educational setting because of their social, emotional, or mental health difficulties. Children attending this alternative provision have previously had a negative experience within their education and can display challenging behaviours.

Our client is looking for applicants who are not phased with behaviour, you will need to show resilience, be calm and empathetic with an ability to use de-escalation techniques and to always re-enforce good behaviour positively. You will be prepared to make a positive contribution to children’s learning, supporting them to re-engage with their education, by making lessons fun and interesting. Alongside the staff you will be responsible for safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people.

This role is to start January 2023 until July 2023 with a view to going permanent. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am-3:30pm.


To be considered for this role you will need:

  • Have experience of working with children
  • Experience with challenging behaviour, de-escalation training would be an advantage such as Team Teach, PBS, PRICE or similar
  • A mentor or role model to students
  • Have a background in Sports, ideally Rugby or Football
  • A caring, positive, and flexible approach with resilience
  • Experience within fostering, youth offending, PRU settings, Schools or Prisons is desired


Additional requirements:

  • References confirming suitability for role
  • Commitment to Safeguarding
  • Enhanced DBS certificate registered on the update service or willing to apply
  • Registered with EWC or willing to apply
  • Eligibility to work in the UK



Support from dedicated and knowledgeable specialist consultants

Continual professional development through online training

Competitive pay rates related to your experience

Opportunities within a range of schools and provisions

Refer a friend bonus with £150 in vouchers

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