Range of typical starting salaries: £15,000-£17,000.
Range of typical salaries with some experience: £20,000-£25,000. Learning mentors with management responsibilities can earn up to £30,000.
Salary depends on the nature of the role and the recognition by the employer of the professionalism required to do the job: some equate expertise and salary to that of a new teacher or social worker; others pay a support-role salary.
Those who work part time or work term-time only will receive pro rata payment (i.e. a portion of full-time rates).
Working hours are usually 35-40 hours, Monday to Friday during term time. Some evening and occasional weekend work is necessary on, for example, extra-curricular activities or to visit parents. In addition, preparation and administrative work is often done in the evening owing to the pressure of seeing clients during the day.
Part-time work and job sharing opportunities are available in some instances.
Jobs are available throughout the country.
Dress should usually be smart.
The job may be stressful owing to the nature of the problems dealt with, but does not generally disrupt social or home life or require relocation.
Staff are mainly based with an educational provider such as a school or college and only travel within the catchment area to see parents.
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