Hours: 25 – 30 Hours per week, term time only to be discussed at interview.
Salary: Hay 7 (£16,710 – £18,211 per annum based on 25 hours)
This post is fixed term until 31st March 2022 subject to funding.
We are looking to appoint highly skilled a Thrive or ELSA practitioner to work flexibly within our SEND Cluster 4.5 (Hanham, Kingswood and Longwell Green area). We currently have 19 Primary and 5 Secondary schools within our cluster. We feel a Thrive/ELSA practitioner would be hugely successful in helping to lower fixed-term and permanent exclusions as well as raise SEN outcomes for some of our most vulnerable learners.
We are willing to look at training the right candidate if they meet the criteria below but do not have current Thrive or ELSA training.
If you feel you have a caring ethos and nurturing personality, we are looking for a committed person who:
• have a proven ability to support pupils with additional needs, including those with SEMH and an avoidant profile;
• have experience of working with children outside of the class room on a 1:1 basis as well as integrating children back into mainstream classes;
• are committed to the well-being of all children;
• are committed to developing pupils’ independence;
• can help to develop social skills and establish positive relationships with children and adults;
• champion vulnerable children;
• loves their job and puts children’s needs at the heart of every decision they make.
The successful candidates will:
• be resilient;
• remain optimistic and positive in challenging situations;
• be willing to find alternative strategies to break through barriers and negative behaviour patterns;
• show good personal emotional literacy and self-regulation;
• demonstrate an ability to personalise learning when necessary in order to meet the child's needs;
• work effectively as part of a staff team;
• communicate well with parents;
• support pupils across the primary and secondary schools;
• be able to works towards individual targets.
We can offer a warm and nurturing working environment as well as a leadership team dedicated to offering professional development opportunities. We have three outstanding Lead SENCOs as well as an exceptional SEN Cluster Board who would be willing to support any successful applicants.
The Cluster 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.
This is a temporary post.
Applications close in 2 weeks on Thursday 11th March 2021
Interviews on Thursday 18th March 2021
Beacon Rise Primary School 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.