- Job role
- Education support
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
- Working pattern
- Part time
24 hours per week over four days
39 weeks per year
- Contract type
- Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
- Please refer to the HEARTS Academy Trust Pay scales Band 2 or 3 DOE
- Actual salary
- £10,574.79 to £1,200.86
Behaviour Mentor-The Atrium - an SEMH Enhanced provision
Salary- Band 2 to 3 of the HEARTS Payscale. Actual Salary ranges from£10,574.79 to £11,200.86including fringe allowance (dependent upon experience and qualifications.)
Working weeks and Hours: 39 week plus five INSET Days (paid for 44.3 weeks per year). Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3pm (24 hours per week) with half an hour unpaid break.
We are looking to recruit an energetic, resourceful, patient and empathic HLTA or LSA to join our team based at The Atrium, which is an SEMH Enhance Provision.
The successful candidate will work alongside a supportive team of Senior Teachers and Behaviour Mentors to delivery an education to pupils attending our provision.
What we do
We work with parents and carers, mainstream schools and outside agencies to build a team of support around our pupils. Together we work towards pupils' reintegration back into a fulltime, mainstream setting or SEMH specialist school. We adopt a therapeutic approach to supporting pupils and our practice is shaped by the latest trauma informed research.
The Role and candidate
We are looking for someone who is caring, creative, resilient, and able to build morale in what can sometimes be very challenging circumstances. This is a rare and unique opportunity to join our team with the goal of changing the outcomes for young vulnerable people, their families and the wider community.
A typical week would involve: planning activities as part of a team, 1:1 academic support, joining in and leading small group activities, working with specialist teachers to develop supportive strategies and lots of energetic role play! A love of reading, creativity along with a great sense of humour is essential.
If you are passionate about making a difference to the most vulnerable pupils in our community, can think creatively and build positive and trusting relationships then we would love to hear from you.
Successful applicants will be required to meet the criteria within the person specification to be considered for this position.
There are excellent opportunities for training and after the first year you will become a licenced "Thrive" trained practitioner.
The ideal timeline for this vacancy is as follows:
Closing date:Sunday 23rd January 2022
Interviewswill be held as soon as possible, please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we feel we have the right candidate, therefore, please do not delay applying.
Starting date: Monday 7th March 2022
We would welcome the opportunity to have an informal discussion ahead of any application being submitted, please contact Abi Cansdale - Head of Enhanced Provision on 07541 823 626 or 01268 387 590. We are afraid that due to the nature of our pupils, a face to face tour is not possible.
How to apply
It is very important that you complete HEARTS application form in full, particularly section F which refers to references. We must have the full contact details of two referees, including their name, address, telephone number and email address. Please note that we will write to the Headteacher for all education references. Incomplete application forms will not be considered. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we have enough applications to shortlist, therefore we advise that you do not delay applying.
About HEARTS Academy Trust
HEARTS Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. For this reason, all application forms are anonymised before shortlisting takes place to ensure applicants are considered only on the relevant qualifications, skills and experience that are profiled on the application form and personal statement.
This post advertised is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered 'protected' and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.
Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:
All applicants can view a copy of our Records Retention Policy on the Trust website, the policy sets out how we will gather, process and hold personal data of individuals during and after the recruitment process.
HEARTS Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants
HEARTS is a small innovative Academy Trust of six primary schools and an alternative provision for pupils with SEMH challenges. All provisions are based in the south of Essex.
Our values are central to all that we do. We work tirelessly to ensure that happiness and hope, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth, spirituality and service are embedded into the curriculum. Our pupils are well-rounded individuals who are ready to face the challenges offered to them. These values are at the heart of all we do and fundamental to our working relationships as well as our pupils' learning. We have high expectations of our employees and offer support and continued development opportunities for all. We expect our employees to live the HEARTS values in their work and relationships with other employees and the community.
All of our schools are judged good or outstanding.
For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk.
Information about the School
HEARTS is a small innovative Academy Trust of six primary schools and an alternative provision for pupils with SEMH challenges. All provisions are based in the south of Essex. Our values are central to all that we do. We work tirelessly to ensure that happiness and hope, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth, spirituality and service are embedded into the curriculum. Our pupils are well-rounded individuals who are ready to face the challenges offered to them. These values are at the heart of all we do and fundamental to our working relationships as well as our pupils' learning. We have high expectations of our employees and offer support and continued development opportunities for all. We expect our employees to live the HEARTS values in their work and relationships with other employees and the community.
All of our schools are judged good or outstanding.
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