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SEMH Teacher (QTS/QTLS)
Salary: £25,000 – £35,000 per annum, dependant on experience
Working Pattern: 35 per week
Contract: Permanent. Term Time plus 10 days (42 weeks)
Responsible to: Assistant Principal
Primary Purpose of the Job
To teach C&YP in a way that is underpinned by trauma and mental health informed practices, supports their EHC plan and enables them to make good progress in their education, personal and social development.
To manage and allocate resources, including human, in an effective and efficient manner to deliver an education and wellbeing service that achieves positive outcomes.
To work as part of the team to deliver bespoke personal development and learning opportunities for all our C&YP.
To provide quality teaching and learning and promote and provide safe positive environments to enable pupils to settle down to learn.
To play a pivotal role in the strategic and operational development of the curriculum, to support the organisation’s aims of creating an innovative and inclusive, trauma informed and attachment aware learning and wellbeing environment where children and young people with SEMH, make good, and often outstanding, progress.
To build positive relationships with C&YP, be an emotionally available adult who enables C&YP settle to learn, meet the individual learning and personal development needs of each and every C&YP as individuals and in a group.
- Take an active role in articulating and delivering the organisation’s trauma informed and attachment aware approach, to educating children and young people with SEMH and other needs.
- To be a compassionate professional who always operates within agreed legal, ethical, and professional boundaries when working with C&YP and ensure that this is embedded within the education and wellbeing provision. This includes maintaining care, confidentiality and respect and following all policies and procedures.
- To work as part of a team carrying out a full range of duties to ensure the smooth and safe running of the provision.
- Support the development and mentor teaching and support staff, in the curriculum area, to enable them to be emotionally available adults for C&YP with SEMH needs.
- Contribute to developing an innovative, creative curriculum, ensuring that it is inclusive, child centred and fully meets individual needs as documented in EHC Plans.
- Deliver, and contribute, to C&YPs experiences in the seven areas of learning, making it relevant and meaningful to their age, need, abilities, characteristics and transitions to further learning and education, training, employment, independence and to develop them as British citizens.
- Undertake a range of assessments to establish baseline scores, set SMART targets and monitor subsequent progression.
- Plan, deliver and track all learning experiences and progress and identity integrated and embedded learning that takes place ‘everywhere’.
- Fully prepare interesting and engaging, differentiated learning opportunities which are aligned to our curriculum and achieve personal development and educational progress. Enable young people to identify, understand and recognise the links and associations between themes/areas of learning and their value to them as a young person and their future.
- Teach across curriculum areas, to small groups or 1-2-1, with a focus on improving and embedding Maths, English, Science and ICT, using a variety of teaching resources and approaches, that are appropriate for the individual learners.
- Encourage learning and value students’ work, giving positive and developmental feed-back. Actively contribute to learning and development plans.
- Prepare our young people to take external examinations including functional skills, vocational qualifications, and GCSE’s so that they achieve their potential.
- Maintain good relationships by applying the SEMH framework within the positive behaviour policy, focusing on reward, affirmation and restoration.
- Take an active role in monitoring performance, using the recording and monitoring systems, and develop strategies and procedures which support and evidence attainment.
- Develop relationships with local authorities, parents and carers (as appropriate), including sharing information, writing reports and attending meetings and reviews about students’ learning, progress and achievements.
- Contribute to the development of associated policies and practices and promote monitor and evaluate provision within the school/college including benchmarking and maintaining a thorough knowledge of all the school’s policies and procedures.
- Participate fully in the agreed Performance Management procedures, including the ‘Expectations’ documents.
- Maintain personal conduct, inside and outside of the company, that does not conflict with the professional expectations of the organisation.
- Work across several sites including sites run by partner organisations, and community settings, to deliver the curriculum, including 5 Ways to Wellbeing, to facilitate inclusive learning.
- Undertake regular CPD, participate in peer learning and attend regular supervision with the Deputy or Proprietor, on an agreed basis.
- Carry out any other duties as are reasonably within the scope and purpose of the post as directed by the Senior Management.
|Method of Assessment:|
|No.||Categories||Essential / Desirable||Application Form||Interview||Teaching Observation|
|1||Degree level qualification in a relevant curriculum related subject area.||E||✓|
|2||Qualified, and willing, to teach additional subject areas to support the curriculum and deliver the bespoke timetables.||E||✓|
|4||Relevant teaching experience at KS3 and KS4 for C&YP with SEND needs for a minimum of 2 years.||E||✓||✓|
|5||Experience of teaching C&YP with SEMH needs and challenging behaviours for a minimum of 1 year.||E||✓||✓|
|6||Experience of successfully applying a range of teaching and trauma informed strategies to young people with complex needs.||E||✓||✓||✓|
|7||Thorough understanding of monitoring and target setting to improve personal development & learning outcomes.||E||✓||✓|
|8||Willingness to be fully involved in developing and delivering an innovative and interesting curriculum.||E||✓||✓|
|9||Excellent knowledge of using ICT to further learning opportunities and support data recording.||E||✓||✓||✓|
|Knowledge & Skills|
|10||Excellent knowledge, understanding and application of child development and learning practices and theories. A comprehensive understanding of the significant and complex barriers to learning that C&YP with SEMH face.||E||✓||✓||✓|
|11||A willingness to thoroughly understand the business requirements of Raise the Youth as a Community Interest Company that re-invested funds in to the education and well-being of disadvantaged C&YP.||E||✓|
|12||Belief in, and application of, effective and inclusive team working across the organisation.||E||✓||✓|
|13||A commitment to inclusive learning and opportunities for all our children and young people.||E||✓|
|14||Excellent communication skills - verbal and written - being able to adapt as appropriate.||E||✓||✓||✓|
|15||A commitment to supporting our C&YP to raise their educational achievements and improve their health and well-being.||E||✓||✓|
|16||To use innovative, engaging, and creative approaches to planning and teaching the curriculum that fully meet the needs of the learners.||E||✓||✓|
|17||A friendly, enthusiastic, positive and confident approach with a forgiving and compassionate nature.||E||✓|
|18||High levels of personal resilience, perseverance, and highly developed emotional intelligence.||E||✓||✓|
|19||Reliable and consistent approach to behaviour change, following the organisation’s ethos and policies, underpinned by trauma informed and attachment aware principles.||E||✓||✓|
|20||Accurate recording and safeguarding of confidential information.||E||✓||✓|
|21||Work as part of the Raise team to reduce risk, improve health and well-being and promote a positive learning experience.||E||✓||✓|
|22||Take responsibility for own learning and practice development.||E||✓||✓|
|23||This post has been designated an essential car user post. Applicants should have a full driving licence and access to transport. The post holder must be able to use their vehicle for business and to transport young people and their families.||E||✓||✓|
|24||A total commitment to safeguarding of C&YP, staff and the community.||E||✓||✓|
|25||Completion of all relevant training to develop and enhance professional practice.||E||✓||✓|
|26||This post will require working outside of core hours. The post holder must be willing and able to do this to fulfil their duties and deliver the services.||E||✓||✓|
|27||Providing reports or information for the Senior Management or Board of Directors when required.||E||✓|
For further information please contact the HR Advisory Team on 01204 431946.
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Closing date: 17.00, 13th April, 2021.
Raise the Youth Foundation CIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability or age. All applicants are considered based on their merits and abilities for the job. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks. We operate a strict safeguarding policy which is consistently and rigorously applied.