Our client has been putting wellbeing at the heart of education for over 10 years in the area.
Our client was the first organisation in the area to be awarded Gold as a Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools in 2020 and this recognition embodies our commitment to supporting young people with social, emotional and mental health needs SEMH and ensuring the wellbeing of our staff. Our client creates a nurturing learning environment for its learners
through small and nurturing learning environment that emphasises progress and personal development on their own terms, rather than focusing on externally driven targets and enforced progress.
Do you want to be part of a close-knit and supportive teaching community which enables positive change in the lives of young people every day? Do you want to work somewhere where your mental health is also cared for and valued and have your evenings and weekends free for a healthy work/life balance? Do you have the empathy, care and kindness to build positive nurturing relationships to empower young people to access therapeutic care and manage their mental health and wellbeing? Do you embody the patience, skills and knowledge to enable students to learn and gain qualifications?
If this sounds like you, our client would love to hear from you.
Your main responsibilities
Teaching and learning
● Teach engaging and enriching curriculums including Functional Skills Maths and English, Personal Wellbeing and Employability skills across a range of abilities to learners aged 16 + Support learners with developing life skills, independence and confidence towards adult life.
● Teach on a 1 1 basis, or with small groups of learners, working with approximately 40 learners each year.
● Ensure that all lessons are planned with clear aims and objectives.
● Engage and encourage learners to participate in learning.
● To encourage and foster intellectual curiosity.
● Meets the individual learning needs and support the early identification of any previously unidentified areas.
● Differentiate tasks and strategies to provide bespoke support for a variety of needs.
● Support learners to progress towards personal and academic goals and targets.
● To check that all subject matter is effectively communicated and understood by all learners
● To set appropriate learning tasks and challenges and ensure that it is regularly marked with constructive feedback.
● Encourage all learners to be actively engaged in their own learning and in reviewing their progress against targets.
● Further Teaching and learning TLR development opportunities and responsibilities for the right candidate.
Wellbeing and other areas
● Develop positive relationships with learners in order to support their needs.
● Work as part of a team to incorporate agreed strategies in supporting mental health and SEND and meeting the individual needs of learners.
● Maintain registers, evaluations, academic and SEMH progress monitoring (and other records as necessary).
● Attend all session briefings and meetings with Head/Assistant Head and staff to keep up to date with individual learner progress.
● Attend all safeguarding and child protection training and be aware of the clients procedures at all times.
● To keep work and learning areas clean and tidy.
● Adhere to the clients policies.
Who we’re looking for
Experience and knowledge
● Ideally a qualified teacher, Level 4 or 5 in Education and Training (or willing to work towards)
● Experience teaching learners with SEN, such as SEMH and ASC
● Experience of applying safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures and promoting the welfare of children
● Experience embedding research in education, mental health and young people in teaching
● Awareness of factors impacting on and issues facing vulnerable children and young people and families (e.g. disadvantage, poverty, SEND, mental health)
● Knowledge and/or experience of supporting mental health and other complex needs (e.g.
depression, anxiety, self-harm)
● Knowledge and/or experience of teaching SEND learners (e.g. SEMH, ASC
● Knowledge of learning strategies and behaviour management and experience in planning and implementing
Skills and abilities
● Ability to listen to and communicate effectively with children and young people
● Ability to build trusting relationships with young people conducive to a learning environment
● Ensuring outstanding outcomes for learners
● Motivating and engaging learners
● Working collaboratively within a knowledgeable and supportive teaching community
Why work for us?
● The chance to be part of an educational community that is built with its foundations in mental health and wellbeing
● An approachable leadership team that prioritises staff wellbeing by providing 1 1 supervision and support for all staff
● The opportunity to be part of a close-knit and supportive community of teachers, tutors and mental health specialists
● Extensive opportunities for professional development
● Awarded a Carnegie Gold Award for our commitment to mental health and wellbeing for our staff and learners
● A commitment to a healthy work/life balance as part of our Mental Health Strategy and ensuring work does not need to be completed at home or on weekends
● Enabling teachers and tutors to focus on teaching, planning and relationship building with learners to enable them to progress academically, socially and emotionally. ● Offering flexibility and adaptability
● To undertake other duties as reasonably deemed appropriate by the Head of College
● This document will form the focus for Performance Management and will be integral in any subsequent review
● Our client is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
● The post holder is responsible for ensuring that all our clients child protection policies are adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with these policies.
● This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. As with all posts, the successful applicant will be required to provide proof of their right to work in the UK and, if they have lived abroad, overseas police clearance/s will need to be sought.
● Term-time only
● Working with young people aged 16 years +
● Working with young people with special educational needs
● Working with young people with mental health needs
● Display Screen Equipment
● You must be able to meet travel requirements of the post
Interested in this job? Call us on: 0118 981 1110