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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    18 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 2 Years

Full-time equivalent salary

Salary negotiable on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Limes College Taskforce - An Exciting New 2 Year Project

Do you want to be part of a new, dynamic team?

The Limes College is a shining example of an Alternative Provision which works in a holistic and truly Multi-Agency way. It has consistently led the way in its innovative delivery of education and support of vulnerable young people in the London Borough of Sutton.

We work very closely with our Mainstream Schools and partnership agencies to ensure the children, young people and families we work with can access the help and support they need to access the pathways to qualifications, jobs, healthy relationships and lives. For some children this is a return to mainstream school after a permanent exclusion, for others it is support into a specialist school, whichever prepares them better for their next steps towards adult life. We also do a wide range of in and out reach in the Borough and run a variety of projects which are aimed at supporting children vulnerable to permanent exclusion.

We aim to extend the project into our permanent offer to the local area, based on the National AP Taskforce pilot run by the DfE. We are looking to recruit 3 dynamic, skilled, motivated staff to join our team working with children who are both at Limes College and also out in our Mainstream Schools.

The Taskforce will be made up of a team of professionals including Speech and Language Therapists, Mental Health Specialists, Educational Psychology, SENCO, Post 16 Transition Coach, DSL, Social Worker, Family Worker and Youth (justice) Worker.

The aims of the project are:

  • To work with children in mainstream at risk of PEX - Reduce Permanent Exclusion
  • To reduce the risks of the most vulnerable students at the Limes – to put in intensive interventions for students at risk of or involved in CCS, CSE, Youth Violence and ASB
  • Work with siblings and families of these children to avoid familial patterns – Early Intervention
  • Screening and Assessment of children for undiagnosed SEND making them vulnerable to PEX and contextual issues – Early Intervention for SEND
  • Medium term therapeutic intervention to support need and or mental health crises
  • Parental support - those who are losing or have lost the ability to parent or keep their children safe due to DA, MH
  • Increase attendance
  • Reduce waiting times for children/families needing a range of support
  • Lowering Youth Violence and ASB and those known to YOT.

You will need to be:

  • Able to connect with vulnerable children, young people and their families
  • Highly motivated
  • A great communicator
  • Dynamic team player
  • Be able to “think outside the box” and enjoy problem solving and be solution focused
  • Always be child centered
  • Have experience relevant to the post for which you are applying.

1)Experienced Social Worker ( Salary negotiable on experience) 4/5 days per week Term Time + INSET

  • A passion for working with vulnerable young people and their families
  • Have an understanding of students with complex needs and co-occurring circumstances and familial needs
  • An understanding and experience of multisystemic and multiagency working
  • Resilient and passionate about changing students life chances and outcomes.
  • A thorough understanding of contextual safeguarding needs within the local area
  • An understanding of how education plays a central role in these students’ lives.
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Able to organise and deliver targeted interventions
  • Offer family support
  • Lead multiagency meetings
  • Oversee data tracking and analytics of the project.

What the school offers its staff

The school can offer you:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • An organisation with a clear moral purpose to change young people’s lives;
  • A programme of professional development for staff at all levels;
  • Strong community spirit;
  • Staff who are supportive towards each other;
  • Free access to our employee assistance scheme;
  • Free access to an on-site gym;

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Limes College

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
104 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
Phone number

The Limes College is a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) which offers alternative education provision outside of a traditional schooling environment to key stages 1 to 4; it accepts students from mainstream schools in Sutton with educational and behavioural needs. The current roll of around 150 students consists of those who have been permanently excluded or those at risk of exclusion. Many students are with us for only a short time while some will remain on roll for their entire GCSE courses. In the last academic year, we worked with 210 students.

Arranging a visit to The Limes College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HR@thelimescollege.org.

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