Children E-Mentor (Spanish/Portuguese Speaker)

Join IRMO as Children E-Mentor supporting recently arrived Latin American children aged 5-12 to learn English, settle in the UK and thrive! This role can be done remotely and requires some knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese.

What You'll Do: 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and proactive individual with some experience mentoring children. The volunteer e-mentor will plan and deliver individual or small group sessions for Spanish/Portuguese speaking children aged 5-12 years old who have recently migrated to the UK. The sessions will be focused on improving the children’s level of English and ensuring they are supported academically. 

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, show empathy and adapt the session to children’s needs.

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.

 

MAIN TASKS

  • Plan and deliver creative and interactive sessions online.
  • Identify gaps in knowledge and regularly adapt activities to the children’s needs.
  • Carry out regular evaluation to monitor children’s progress.
  • Be observant of safeguarding issues and report any concerns to the Safeguarding Team.
  • Attend volunteer monthly meetings to discuss the children’s progress, challenges and successes.
  • Create a safe working relationship with children.
Why You'll Love It: 
  • You can support Latin American children in London to overcome challenges and you can give back to the community with your enthusiasm and expertise.
  • You can take part in community events and celebrations organised for and by the Latin American community.
  • You will receive invites to our regular trips to London's most exciting cultural venues and theatres for free. 
What You'll Learn: 
  • You can learn new skills in a dynamic and multicultural environment such as languages, ESOL teaching, community interpreting, communication, facilitation, IT and monitoring & evaluation.
  • You will receive a reference after completing a minimum 3-month volunteering period.
  • You have the opportunity to attend in-house and external training sessions.
  • You will receive regular supervision and coaching on skills development.
What We're Looking For: 
  • Fluency in English (essential), working proficiency in Spanish and Portuguese (desirable).
  • Aware of the issues facing migrants, especially children and young people, in the UK.
  • Some experience working with children in school or in an out-of-school setting.
  • Some knowledge of safeguarding and child protection in the UK.
  • Non-judgemental, empathetic and committed to IRMO’s mission and values.
Summary
Volunteering
Mentor
Education
Families
Refugees
16 Weeks Minimum
3 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Time Management
Cultural Awareness
Creativity
Skills you should possess: 
English language support
Teaching / Training
Languages you should know: 
English
Spanish
Portuguese
Relevant interests: 
Charity / Nonprofit
Education
Requirements: 
CV / Resume
DBS check
These documents must be completed: 

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