The ideal candidate may already have experience in working in a school environment, but the prime requirement is that they are personable, friendly, adaptable, and able to work both within a team and under their own initiative. This will be a busy but demanding position where no two days are the same and therefore, we will be looking to recruit someone who is able to quickly evaluate what needs doing and respond accordingly. The role will include supporting students with their social and emotional needs, working with students in our reflection space, supervising detention and delivering interventions as well as other activities.
It is essential that you are able to work with teenagers and are committed to ensuring they leave our school with strong ambitions and excellent personal skills. The person appointed will demonstrate a good standard of education, and be able to communicate at all levels, with students, staff and parents. This is a term time only contract and normal working hours will be 37 hours per week Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 16:00 Monday to Thursday and 08:00 – 15:30 on Friday.
We offer a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where all staff are committed to providing an excellent education for all. We would welcome applications from candidates of all experience levels as training will be available.
The successful candidate will
Work closely with colleagues across the school, building effective relationships with all staff and students.
Have good knowledge of a broad range of additional needs and/or behaviours that students may have/present and strategies for supporting appropriately.
Sound knowledge of general school procedures to contribute to effective running of school day and student experiences and procedures to support child development.
Have good communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team.
Can deal professionally and sensitively with children, parents and teachers and outside agencies as required.
Work with the utmost integrity and confidentiality.
Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts require proof of identity and as the role is working with children and young people this will also be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check. In line with safer recruitment requirements, individuals shortlisted for a role in school will have online checks conducted on their name across social media platforms and google.
A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here - Safeguarding and Child Protection
The Trusts position on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be found under section 7 of the Trust SCR, Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy - Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy
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