Learning Support Practitioner

Redditch, Worcestershire
£13078 - £13812 per annum
29 Nov 2018
29 Nov 2021
Job Ref
Sean Williams
Contract Type
Part time temporary
Working Pattern
Part Time

Learning Support Practitioner

32 hours Term Time Only plus 5 TED Days;

TA2 Spinal Column Point 14-17; depending on experience

Salary: £13078 - £13812 per annum

The Forge Secondary Short Stay School is looking to appoint a motivated, inspirational and enthusiastic  support practitioner to join our successful  team as soon as possible 

At the Forge our support practitioners are the heart of our team and support pupils in all aspects of their lives, this will include:

  • Classroom Support
  • Supporting with emotional challenges
  • Supporting pupils families
  • Working with the agencies involved with the pupils
  • Making necessary referrals to agencies for pupils and their families
  • Championing the pupils regarding next steps
  • Working to support pupil attendance and academic success
  • Completing all necessary administration tasks that are a requirement of the post

You will already have or be prepared to learn:

  • High levels of resilience
  • An interest in child development and the impact of trauma
  • An ability to communicate with children and adults in an authentic and straightforward manner
  • An interest in or willingness to learn about trauma informed/thrive based approaches to child care
  • An ability to work flexibly in a team, including with families and external agencies
  • To support pupils in and outside of the classroom enabling them to flourish and thrive both academically and socially.
  • An interest in working with and alongside some of the Counties most challenging and vulnerable young people.

 Our support around you includes:

  • Regular supervision
  • Opportunity to study with University of West England Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Child Care
  • A supportive team committed to supporting each other
  • CPD opportunities

If you have a commitment to the support and development of young people in a challenging school environment we want to hear from you.

You will have life experience, leadership skills, personal confidence and emotional stability alongside a capacity to be reflective and an ability to remain hopeful even when exposed to very challenging emotional material.

All of our work is underpinned by three principles around the meaning of the word Forge; Resolve, Progress, Transform. Our mission is to provide outstanding education and behaviour support services to pupils at risk of exclusion or to those who have been permanently excluded.

Application form and job description are available www.theforge.worcs.sch.uk/vacancies.

 If you would like to find out more, please contact Sean Williams head@theforge.worcs.sch.uk

Closing date: Monday 10th December 2018

Interviews w/c:  Monday 17th December 2018

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