About our Organisation:
At Fair Ways we believe in making a difference through passionate care, support and education. Together we aim to build an institution that makes a difference to society and leaves a legacy greater than ourselves and our contributions. Our values sit at the heart of everything we do; we measure our wealth by the difference we make, rather than the profit we make.
About our exciting Opportunity:
Fair Ways are looking for a Therapeutic Learning Practitioner specialising in careers to support at our Transition Centre and School located in Wallington.
All candidates must have a full driving license and have access to the use of a car. Successful candidates will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure (DBS). This disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways.
About our specialist service:
Specialising in both social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and autism (ASC), at Fair Ways Transition Centre, our primary focus is for staff to support students in their transitional period either to full-time education or towards a working career. This is achieved in collaboration with their Education Health Plan (EHP).
Basic Job Responsibilities:
- Undertaking the necessary tasks that this entails, ensuring a high standard of individualised lesson planning, delivery of lessons, marking of work and knowing when and how to differentiate appropriately using approaches which enable students to be taught effectively.
- To participate in the completion and monitoring of all student assessments. Be accountable for student’s attainment, progress and outcomes with your subject area.
- To participate in the implementation and delivery of each students Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Personal Education Plan (PEP) by providing relevant data to monitor progress, set targets and plan lessons.
- To positively and effectively contribute to the planning and decision making process during all school meetings.
- To have regard for the need to safeguard students wellbeing in accordance with statutory requirements including Fair Ways Policies and Government Legislation.
- To demonstrate an understanding of, and a willingness to learn, how the young peoples’ early life experiences and how such experiences may result in, or contribute to, severe challenging behavior.
- To recognise and accept the possible need to intervene using positive handling strategies in order to make incidents safe, and to work as part of a consistent team.
- To maintain records accurately and methodically as instructed by the Head of School or laid down in the schools policies and procedures.
- Helping young people draw up action plans for employment, education and training and support them to achieve these goals. This will include a high standard of planning and delivery of the programme whilst supporting the individual needs of the students.
- Frequently liaise and negotiate with employers, colleges, universities and training providers to provide the best opportunities for our students.
- To manage your own workload effectively, ensuring that all tasks are fulfilled by required deadlines.
- To write a report for each student on your individual subjects which communicate effectively with all relevant persons in regards student’s achievements and well-being.
- To be qualified to A Level or equivalent. A Level 4 Diploma in Career Information and Advice or a Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development would be desirable however this is not essential.
- Have specialist knowledge of a function, trade or craft acquired through advanced formal training. BTEC National Certificate / ONC level or A level or Scottish Highers in a job related discipline, or equivalent advanced craft certificate (City & Guilds Level 3/NVQ 3).
Applicants will ideally possess the following personal skills:
- Be highly organised, methodical and able to prioritise, set deadlines and keep to them.
- Have the ability to time manage own workload effectively and work as part of a team, promoting a positive culture.
- Have a flexible approach to the task and resilience under pressure.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills, verbal, non-verbal and written.
- Be reliable, enthusiastic, creative and honest.
- To be able to engage challenging young people within an education setting delivering a good quality of learning.
- Have the ability to advocate for students and enabling them to advocate for themselves.
- Have the knowledge and experience of child protection procedures and being confident on reporting, recording and information sharing.
- To be able to recognise the effects of stress on self and others.
About our Rewards:
Fair Ways offer a selection of fantastic rewards for our staff including:Employee Assistance Programme, Health Care Scheme*, Additional Holiday Purchase Scheme*, Service based additional annual Leave accrual, Bespoke training department, Education Grant Scheme*, Future Leaders Programme*, Staff Lottery - *Subject to qualifying period
If we receive suitable applications before the closing date interviews will be offered.
Interested in the vacancy? Apply today! We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities.
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