Emotional Literacy and Pastoral Support Worker – Fixed term until August 24
Ark Ayrton Primary Academy
Contract: Fixed Term until August 24
Start date: ASAP
Salary: Ark Support Scale Band 5 Point 5-12 (FTE £23,500 - £26,421)
Actual Salary £20,732 - £23,316
Hours: 36 hours per week, Term time only (40 weeks per year)
Closing Date: 21st February 2024
We are excited to be looking for an Emotional Literacy and Pastoral Support Worker to join our dedicated Inclusion team in the heart of Portsmouth so thank you for your interest in Ark Ayrton Primary Academy.
At Ark Ayrton, we are committed to our wonderful community and amazing children. We have high aspirations and expectations for all and a strong and passionate team of staff who are dedicated to ensuring that every child achieves their full potential, becomes a well-rounded, successful citizen, ready to take on new adventures and challenges along their journey.
We know every child in depth and use this knowledge to plan for our children ensuring high expectations at all times. We recognise that some children have additional social, emotional and mental health needs and so are looking to enhance our pastoral team for the rest of the year with some additional capacity.
We are seeking motivated and nurturing individuals to support our children with their social, emotional and mental health needs, their behaviour and their attendance. Working closely with staff, children, parents and external agencies, you will be instrumental in supporting and caring for our children who access The Beacon, our new SEMH provision, delivering interventions and working with them through carefully adapted provision to ensure they thrive and achieve their very best.
Leaders look after staff. We are a collaborative team, ensuring staff receive high quality support, training and feedback so they can thrive in their role. Colleagues are encouraged to learn from one another and we ensure we regularly celebrate success.
We are part of the Ark network of schools and work closely with Ark Dickens and Ark Charter to serve the children of Portsmouth. We are committed to ensuring our children are well-equipped to successfully make the next exciting step in education as they move onto secondary school and furthermore take their place as great citizens of their community.
If you’d like further information, please do get in touch using the details below.
Ideal candidates will:
· have a passion and talent for supporting and nurturing children, particularly those with the greatest challenges
· have experience of establishing successful relationships with a variety of children
· have experience in play therapy, SEMH interventions and/or other pastoral support and therapeutic work
· have experience of running Nurture Groups
· have a thorough understanding of safeguarding and confidentiality and experience of dealing with safeguarding concerns
· have a positive attitude and complete belief in the importance of inclusion
· have high expectations of all in the school community
· be committed to a relational and restorative culture
By joining Ark Ayrton Primary Academy and the wider Ark team, you will have the opportunity to work with great colleagues, and to develop your career through our professional development programme. You will be encouraged to become a reflective and open practitioner.
Full Job Description & Person Specification here
How to apply:
Please visit https://arkayrtonprimary.org/jobs/vacancies and submit your application. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised so early application is advised.
If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for any questions or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Lynda Miller l.miller@Arkayrtonprimary.org.
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Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.
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