Are you passionate about working with young people?
Are you passionate about the way in which animals can help us make sense of the world, and help us learn?
We are a therapeutic education provision just outside Guildford, and this is a great opportunity for the right person. We are looking for passionate, nurturing, energetic and motivating people to work with young people with a whole variety of needs.
Elysian Animal Assisted Therapy and Learning CIC began its journey in 2015, gradually establishing a Therapy and Learning provision for a range of clients. In 2020 Elysian evolved to become an EOTAS (Education Other Than at School) provision for children and young people, and then became a registered Independent School.
All roles at Elysian involves ‘rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck in’, and this role is no different. You will be involved in all aspects of the day programme along with a multi-skilled and multi-disciplinary team. The challenges lies in finding the niche and individual factors that engage each individual, and supporting them to progress their goals and attainments.
You may find yourself working 1-1 with a few young people or with a group. The day and the activities we do are completely varied through every day and week, as these depend on the part of the curriculum you lead on, needs of the individual young people and the activities arranged. The provision has a weekly and daily structured programme based on the young people’s Education and Care plans, and therapeutic goals. Your focus will be overseeing and undertaking education learning and attainment, and ensuring staff are able to follow up and facilitate each young persons learning goals.
You will get up close with a whole range of animals every day, undertaking outside learning, some classroom work and animal care tasks as part of delivering the curriculum and supporting wiser learning and development for young people. You will be part of a 'everyone mucks in' team, undertaking farm care tasks and animal care tasks on a daily basis, with children, young people and occasional adults, groups and families.
We offer you a friendly team, an outside work environment, a supportive place to be and work, and future progression opportunities.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and confident teacher to join our Therapeutic Education team at Elysian! You will be working under the Deputy Head of Education and Learning, and also supervising/supporting some of the more junior education and support staff, whilst undertaking creative and individualised education packages for 11-16yrs old enrolled with the Elysian Education provision.
Elysian Animal Assisted Therapy 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.