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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    13 June 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    28 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£25,979.00 - £28,770.00 Annually (FTE) Term time only

Play and Therapeutic Counsellor job summary

Meadow Park Academy is a vibrant, welcoming school in the heart of a diverse community in the Tilehurst area of Reading, the county town of Berkshire.

Our school is proud to be part of Anthem Schools Trust, who together create ambitious and successful schools where every child thrives. Through the Trust, we provide high-quality professional development, coaching and leadership opportunities. This includes a number of specialist Trust-wide roles that offer talented teachers and leaders the opportunity to develop in their career and make an even bigger difference to children and young people.

At Meadow Park Academy we encourage our pupils to be creative, take risks and build character in order to maximise achievement in all areas. In doing so they develop a lifelong love of learning through nurture and adventure, as well as the resilience to follow their own paths and contribute to our communities as responsible global citizens.

Our aim is, and will always be, to help our children to achieve their maximum potential. We believe that the primary school days should be one of the most exciting periods of anybody's life, and our teachers deliver an engaging curriculum to ensure that a love for learning is embraced and sustained.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Play and Therapeutic Counsellor to join out dedicated team. Our newly appointed Play and Therapeutic Counsellor would work alongside our team to provide a high quality therapeutic play service to children experiencing a wide range of emotional problems. Ideally the successful candidate will have completed a Level 4 or higher nationally recognised qualification in Play Therapy.

Rewards and Benefits

  • Membership of Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme - offering free confidential support on a range of issues such as work, wellbeing, money, health and legal advice
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • The Anthem Institute
  • Access to Health Shield Health Cash Plan

If you feel you have the skills and experience to support the pupils at Meadow Park, we would be delighted to hear from you. We welcome visits to the school and are sure you will experience our nurturing, welcoming atmosphere to get a taste of how rewarding your work will be.

Please contact David Phillips at the school to arrange a visit or further discussion at dphillips@anthemtrust.uk or telephone 0118 9375562

Furtherinformation can be found in the job description and person specification at the Meadow Park Career Site. Click here

Please note application should be made through the Meadow Park Career Site, we do not accept CVs. We reserve the right to close the advert before the stated closing date and interviews can be held throughout this period.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.

Anthem will undertake a basic online check for all shortlisted candidates.

It is an offence for an individual who has been disqualified from working with children to knowingly apply for, offer to do, accept, or do any work in a ‘regulated activity’. The position advertised is a ‘regulated activity’.

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)
medical
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 Meadow Park Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
370 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Meadow Park Academy is a vibrant, welcoming two form entry primary school in the heart of a diverse community in the Tilehurst area of Reading, the county town of Berkshire.

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