RESPONSIBLE TO: Headteacher
LOCATION: My Choice School
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
To teach pupils at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- To engage and motivate pupils, teaching in small classes and on a one to one basis.
- To safeguard and promote the welfare of young people.
- To deliver KS3 and KS4 curriculum following AQA unit award scheme including assessing pupils' work in line with AQA requirements and identifying and supporting work experience.
- To liaise with the Headteacher in contributing to the development of a creative pupil centered curriculum.
- To complete Individual Education Plans, Education Reports and maintain accurate records evidencing planning and achievements.
- To ensure that the young person's educational programme complies with the ethos of the company and curriculum specifications and follows the Personal Education Plan.
- To work within a budget and maintain financial records.
- To attend SEN and LAC reviews where appropriate and support the educational progress of young people.
- To follow My Choice Children's Homes and My Choice School Policies, Procedures and Practices.
- To ensure effective liaison and communication is maintained with external agencies, the care team and the Headteacher.
- To liaise with the Headteacher and care team, where appropriate, in supporting Independence Plans in accordance with OFSTED Standards.
- Responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children within the home and pupils.
- Promote and develop a welcoming, child centred environment and uphold the highest standards of honesty, integrity and vigilance in encouraging the very best for the young people in our care.
- To ensure that DFE and OFSTED standards are maintained to the highest standards.
- To ensure that pupil records are maintained to a professional standard.
- To be able to demonstrate good practice and work with care staff and teaching colleagues to enable practice development.
- To be able to work under pressure, work both reactively and proactively and meet deadlines.
- To ensure that the young people when confronted with stressful situations or crisis are offered appropriate support.
- To be able to build appropriate relationships with young people and form good communications.
- To be able to forge and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, young people and their families as well as other professional organisations.
- The ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and others.
- The ability to write professional reports.
- The ability to drive and hold a driving license.
- The ability to understand the needs of a young person and meet those needs in a planned way.
- Knowledge of child development with an ability to relate theory to practice.
- Experience of working with young people with SEBD
- Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours.
- Experience of working within a caring environment.
- Basic computer skills.
- Knowledge of Child Protection.
- Basic principles of Equal Opportunities
- Suitably qualified with a teaching or training qualification.
- Willingness to undertake all training provided
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
- Working hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
- Holiday entitlement: As per school holidays
THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEING MET
1. Suitably experienced / qualified - evidence of qualifications required
2. Satisfactory formal interview at Head Office
3. Satisfactory second interview
4. Satisfactory References
5. Satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check
6. Overseas checks (if required)