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Therapeutic Intervention Lead

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Queensbury School, Wood End Road, Birmingham, B24 8BL
Salary
£25,119 to £31, 364 + SEN Allowance £1,628 pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
Reference
JOB001794

Job Details

Job start date: 2 September 2024  

Hours per week: 32.50 term time only  

Queensbury School
Wood End Road
Birmingham
B24 8BL
Telephone number: 0121 373 5731

Contact email: hr@educationimpact.org.uk

Contract type: Permanent

As a result of our school growing and increasing our intake, an opportunity has arisen at Queensbury School to join a well-established, friendly and committed team.

Are you dedicated and highly motivated with a passion for special needs intervention?

We are looking for someone who can support the emotional regulation, behaviour and academic progress of young people in class, and in small group or individual therapeutic interventions by coordinating therapeutic intervention and support for young people.

Key Responsibilities:

• to coordinate and deliver therapeutic interventions to young people or groups of young people to work on highlighted targets or goals

• to develop relationships with young people needing support, with the aim of being able to support them to negotiate experiences of trauma, loss and rejection

• to contribute to the achievement of goals and outcomes identified in young people’s Education, Health and Care Plans

• to be responsive to issues as they arise and be sufficiently knowledgeable of our young people and their presentation to be proactive in intervening, including de-escalation strategies

• to support the ethos of the school including Zones of Regulation, Emotion Coaching and the Restorative Approach

• to create and manage a referral process, identifying those who need extra help to overcome barriers to learning inside and outside school

• to identify those children who would benefit most from a learning mentor and, working with others, draw up and implement an action plan for each child who needs support

• to develop a 1:1 mentoring relationship with children needing support where necessary aimed at achieving the goals defined in the action plan

• to maintain regular contact with families/carers of children in need of extra support, to keep them informed of the child’s needs and progress, and to secure positive family support and involvement

Requirements:

• experience of working with young people with SEND

• experience of implementing approaches that support the inclusion and improvement of students’ emotional regulation and their learning

• experience of delivering small group interventions

• previous successful experience in working with children and young people on an individual basis in supporting their personal development

• experience of working effectively with the parents/carers of young people

• evidence of active commitment to ensuring that all young people are well safeguarded, supported and guided in both their personal and academic development

We can offer:

• fabulous faculties – supportive and driven

• a collaborative and inclusive culture

• a committed, hardworking team who strive to provide the best education for all students

• comprehensive induction and probation support and regular opportunities for professional development and growth.

• we offer 10 staff training days across the academic year; one or two of these days may be aggregated which means you complete training outside of normal working hours in twilight sessions

• employee Assistance Programme via BHSF - free totally confidential support

• access to discounts and offers via BHSF

• access to a generous Teachers Pension Scheme

• teachers annual leave is in line with Teachers Pay and Conditions

• onsite parking at all schools

• we are the only Trust to provide SEN Allowances to ALL roles who work with students, including Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Care Assistants, Pastoral Care, Guides, Drivers

If you are determined, ambitious, hardworking and you meet our requirements, then we would love to hear from you.

Informal visits prior to application are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school on 0121 373 5731.

Please read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Please read our policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016). Therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

How to apply:

Please apply online

Please note contracts of employment will be with Education Impact Academy Trust not Birmingham City Council. 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  

All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.  

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.  

This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment.  

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  

Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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Birmingham
West Midlands
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