Instructor - Vehicle Maintenance
Hours: Permanent, full time / 37 hours per week (Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm)
Salary: £25,991 to £28,672 per annum plus secure home allowance of £2,460 per annum.
How you'll make a difference
Are you a car enthusiast or Motor Mechanic with the knowledge, skills and aptitude to share your interest and enthusiasm with young people? If so, you may be just the person we are looking for.
We have an exciting vacancy for a Vehicle Maintenance Instructor who is able to deliver a range of car and/or motor cycle related subject content to young people in our fully equipped workshop. Your previous experience may include motor mechanics, panel beating/spraying, welding or restoring cars or motorbikes. Our young people have a range of interests in this subject area including all of the above and more.
You will need to have a passion for raising attainment and will have the commitment and drive to change outcomes for children and young people who are likely to have experienced multiple and complex disadvantage, deprivation and trauma.
You could make a difference by helping a young person unlock a brighter future, through your creativity, resilience and as a passionate educator you will be committed to improving the life chances for vulnerable young people.
Vinney Green Secure Children’s Home (VGSCH) is situated in South Gloucestershire, located to the north east of the city of Bristol. It was opened in February 1995 and accommodates up to 24 young people, aged between 10 and 18 of all genders. The Home has been designed to a very high standard and is structured to provide physical containment in an environment which is comfortable and attractive. VGSCH offers young people a safe and caring environment, where they experience high quality care, education, recreational facilities, vocational and life skills training. Your part in the provision will be to inspire troubled and vulnerable children and young people, help them to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in your subject area, support them to gain qualifications, and empowering them to play an active part in their learning.
Our vision is for all young people to be immersed in an ambitious and holistic curriculum; inspired to be their best self
Our Values are Achievement; Safety; Positivity; Impact; Respect and Effort
What will you be doing?
You will deliver a range of car and/or motor cycle related subject content to young people in our fully equipped workshop. Your previous experience may include motor mechanics, panel beating/spraying, welding or restoring cars or motorbikes.
You will design and implement an engaging and relevant subject curriculum including schemes of work
You will plan and deliver effective and appropriate lessons to up to 24 children and young people in groups of 2-4 within the secure Home environment
You will be responsible for assessment, monitoring, recording and reporting on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils. Where relevant you will ensure that pupils work is marked and up to date with clear feedback to support progress.
You will build effective and positive relationships with children and young people, many whom have experienced complex trauma, and may demonstrate problematic and/or extreme behaviours.
Contribute to developing social skills, raising self-esteem and encouraging the personal progress of all pupils in all activities.
Provide support to the wider network of professionals to meet their statutory responsibilities ensuring that educational and holistic needs of children are met
As part of the Education Team you will work proactively and in line with the Home’s behaviour management policy to promote positive behaviour and deploy effective strategies to minimise disruptive and unwanted behaviour
You will promote the safety and well-being of pupils, adhering to all safety, security, safeguarding and related policies and procedures
You will provide the Head teacher or Deputy Head Teacher with appropriate feedback and reports on achievement, progress and development, you will be required to contribute to documentation such as behaviour management records and young persons’ daily logs.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment and all appointments will be subject to appropriate vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure check.
Some roles may need to comply with the ‘Childcare Act 2006’ and the ‘Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009’ where additional disclosure of information will be required.
Closing date for appplicants is Sunday 26th September 2021.
Vinney Green Secure Unit is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.