Instructor – Art and Design – 12 months Maternity Cover
Salary Band: £25,295 to £27,905 per annum plus secure unit allowance of £2,330 per annum.
Working Pattern: Limited Term Contract – 12 months / 37 hours per week (Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm)
Location: Vinney Green Secure Children’s Home, Emersons Green
How you’ll make a difference
Vinney Green Secure Children’s Home offers young people a safe, caring environment, where they will experience quality care, education, vocational and life skills training. You will be doing really important work by leading, organising and developing engagement in Art and Design, supporting the overall educational and developmental needs of the young people in the Vinney Green Secure Children’s Home.
What does a typical day look like?
Your particular duties as an Instructor will be determined by the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher and will be arranged to meet the needs of the Vinney Green Secure Children’s Home and the young people being supported. This may include working with young people with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Sessions may be undertaken within the classroom or in an alternative location.
You will take a lead role in assessing, delivering and guidance in specified learning, developmental or welfare activities to individuals or groups of pupils within an agreed system of supervision. This will include the delivery of relevant activities to classes, groups or individual pupils without a teacher being present.
You will plan, develop resources and deliver lessons to classes or groups of pupils, up to four at a time as subject leader, where this is appropriate. This needs to take account of the unstable / unpredictable learning environment. You will also cover sessions arising from staff absence, which are often due to unforeseen circumstances.
You will provide the Head teacher or Deputy Head Teacher with appropriate feedback and reports on pupil achievement, progress and development, informing any relevant 3rd parties in line with the Vinney Green Secure Children’s Home’s policy and procedures. Contribute to documentation such as behaviour management records and young persons’ daily logs.
How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different
We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.
What we need from you:
You will have NVQ3 or other relevant qualification with some practical experience of working with young people, or:
Considerable experience of working with young people in an educational context with evidence of relevant training in the appropriate age range or curriculum/learning area.
You will have good interpersonal skills with both adults and young people.
You will have ability to effectively support young people’ learning.
You must be willing to undertake further professional development.
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.
• We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of
• We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life
• We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.
We’re making a difference: be part of it!
Closing Date: Sunday 26th July 2020
For an informal discussion once you have read the Job Summary, please contact Helen McDicken, Head of Education or Andy Watch, Deputy Head.
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.