We are offering exciting pastoral opportunities
for committed individuals to join a highly specialised team dedicated to providing
support for children and young people in our care. These roles are ideal for
anyone looking for a fresh challenge in
an inspiring learning environment where we provide children with ‘second
chance’ learning. The posts will suit candidates who have the commitment,
passion and resilience to make a difference to pupils who have a range of
social, emotional, mental health and special educational needs. The successful
candidates will be given the unique opportunity to engage in a high level of
professional development offered by the trust.
If you share our passion for making a real
difference to the lives of young people with special educational needs, this
could be the opportunity you are looking for. These posts involve working as
part of a wider care team on site, generally outside of the classroom ensuring
that classroom practitioners are well supported in ensuring learning can take
place. The role will require the ability to have an understanding of pupils'
complex mental health and understand the impact of early life trauma and
attachment needs. The successful candidates would be able to support pupils by
building relationships and providing personalised strategies for
regulation to overcome developmental vulnerabilities, enabling them to better
regulate themselves and build resilience. The suitable candidates will
also need to be able to use therapeutic language effectively, understand and
implement nurture practice and understand the importance of relational play.
The ability to attune with pupils and have unconditional positive regard and
effective limit setting are also essential. Over time, post holders will become
experts in supporting students with complex SEMH needs. We are looking for
people who have a desire to research and learn about complex needs and work
together as a team to find ways to support our students to be successful and be
able to make progress in their lives. This is a role that can have physical
demands and post holders will need to have the energy to be on their feet for
much of the day and potentially involved in Team Teach incidents during the
day. All staff at Springwell are Team Teach trained and in time post holders
will become part of the site Team Teach training team supporting other staff in
its safe use.
Whilst the role can be challenging due to the
behaviours that can be displayed by our students, it can also be incredibly
rewarding, giving you the opportunity to make a significant difference to their
lives. There will be the opportunity for in-house training so we are looking
for candidates with the correct mindset to work hard to become part of a
specialist pastoral team. As a growing school we anticipate that for the right
candidate there will opportunities for career progression over the next few
years; each site has a Care Team Leaders team, and as part of the Wellspring
Academy Trust, our schools have the opportunity to contribute to system-wide
behaviour support. We are very willing to train and invest in the right person,
so please don’t think that you have to be the ‘finished article’ in order to
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short video on what this role entails at Springwell Leeds Academy.
Springwell Leeds is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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