WORK WITH US
We are always looking for inspirational and talented people, passionate about helping children to succeed to join our team.
Coach with us
Connections in Mind is recruiting more freelance executive function coaches! Connections in Mind is an organisation focused on supporting students to improve executive function skills such as planning, prioritising, time management, organisation, emotional regulation and metacognition. Children who have ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia and Dyslexia often struggle with these skills as well as many children who don’t have a formal diagnosis, but who struggle nonetheless. Through coaching we try to support these children to reach their potential academically and to support their self-esteem and wellbeing.
Our coaching is done one-to-one online or in students’ homes. Between coaching sessions, coaches follow up with check in conversations to help students to reach their goals, develop new habits and consistently apply new strategies. Coaches also regularly check in with parents and schools to keep them up-to-date on their children’s progress.
- Dedicated and passionate about supporting children with learning and emotional challenges to succeed
- Experience working one to one with children and young people in and educational or therapeutic setting, preferably experience supporting children with additional learning needs.
- Master’s degree or higher in education, psychology or related field required. Candidates with an undergraduate degree in these areas will also be considered if they are particularly strong.
- For our coaching position, you must be available to coach a minimum of 3 clients per week.
- Before starting, coaches must attend 15 hours of Connections in Mind provided training.
- Coaches must be available to participate in weekly supervision – 15 minutes per student, on skype.
- We expect coaches to attend a monthly webinar for professional development
- We expect coaches to attend our annual conference and occasional events and training days.
We are especially looking for coaches who are comfortable working with children aged 13 and above. Coaching is not focused on content tutoring but rather, on strategies to develop executive function skills – revision, organisation, time management, emotional regulation, planning, and good “student habits.” Coaches must be comfortable with technology including email, use of an online database, various study websites, apps, and platforms like Google Hangouts and Skype.
Our next dates will be:
- 7th October (10am – 4pm)
- 11th October (6.30pm – 9.30pm)
- 4th October (10am – 4pm)
For consideration, please fill out our application form. October Training Application Form
Deadline for applications – 22nd September 2017
Extra information about the role:
Please read the information below, for information about how much we pay, what training we offer, and the requirements of the role. If you are successful we will contact you to start our interview process, which includes a Skype interview, or an in-person interview with one of our co-directors.
We strongly encourage candidates to visit our website www.connectionsinmind.co.uk to learn more about who we are and what we do.
Training and Supervision
The training is comprised of 15 hours of face to face training – provided in a central London location normally over two weekend days and an evening. You will also have a weekly supervision call with one of our Directors or Coach Supervisors. The length of this call depends on how many students you are working with. We also require you to attend monthly webinars, on the first Monday of each month, which give further insights in to areas of skill in coaching and help your professional development. This is high-quality supervision and mentoring and is seen as a huge benefit by our coaches. We also expect coaches to attend our annual conference and occasional events and training.
You need to have capacity to work 9 hours a week. You will start off with one client (3 hours a week) and build up to working with more. The working hours will be usually in the late afternoons/evenings online and a once a week one hour face to face meeting at the student’s home. This meeting is usually on a weekday evening or on the weekend. You and the client will establish times that work for both of you, but consistency is important. If you are going on holiday you need to give a month’s notice, but we would encourage you to try and take holidays during the school holidays. We also operate an annual shutdown in the first three weeks of August to give coaches and students time to relax.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Connections in Mind is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, or sexual orientation and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment. Furthermore, Connections in Mind policy includes prohibitions of harassment of students and employees, i.e., racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
We support the placement of inspirational and talented people to work in executive function focused roles within other organisations we work with.
Learning Support Teacher - Eton College
Eton College is committed to providing the most effective teaching support for boys with different educational needs. The Head Master invites applications from experienced practitioners/teachers of pupils with different educational needs to join the College on a one year contract as a Learning Support Teacher.
To be considered for this role candidates will need to have an academic background in psychology or education, and experience of working as a practitioner/teacher of students with SpLDs. This post may also appeal to a recent graduate or postgraduate who wants to apply for an educational or psychology doctorate or SENCO teacher training, but who first needs to gain experience. Subject to a candidate’s experience and requirements of this role, there may be opportunities to pursue some action research within the school. Connections in Mind will be training the successful candidate in executive function coaching, on 31st August, 2nd and 3rd of September.
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.etoncollege.com/TeachingPosts.aspx
Closing date for applications: 12noon on 21st July 2017
Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.