52 weeks per year - 37 hours per week
The Catch22 Multi Academies Trust is the vehicle for our sponsorship of an expanding number of academies focusing on learners who can benefit from small, supportive alternative education provision.
The Everitt Academy is an alternative education provision for learners aged 9 to 16-years-old, whose needs cannot be met within a mainstream environment. The Academy provides placements for young people in the Suffolk area who exhibit social, emotional and behavioural concerns.
We believe that all learners have the ability to succeed and make the most of the next stages of their lives. We promote key life skills so that they have the confidence and tools to reach their full potential as learners and citizens.
Where you fit in
- To manage, support and develop a group of marginalized young people and their families by building trusting relationships through the use of individual sessions, group work, family visits and other interventions
- To oversee a holistic person centered approach to a young person’s journey from entry to exit, bridging the gap between their academic, behavioural and therapeutic needs
- To develop individual education/learning plans that brings together internal, external and multi-agency professionals in order to support development, attainment and progression
- To embed safeguarding and inclusion principles at the heart of all practice
Main Duties & Accountabilities
- Work with the Curriculum and Learning lead to develop a case load and support students to engage within the school environment by providing initial interview/assessment of learners’ educational, emotional and behavioural needs and tailor advocacy and support programs around these
- To deputise when the Curriculum and Learning Leader is offsite or absent
- To work with colleagues to design, implement and review individual development plans for each young person in caseload according to identified needs at assessment. Specific consideration should be given to establishing critical baseline data regarding attendance, attainment and predicted grades followed by the use of agreed performance monitoring methodology relating to soft and hard outcomes
- To work closely with teaching staff to ensure continuity of delivery and concretization of learning lessons whether they be educational or social
- To organise and deliver 1:1 and small group targeted support, advice, guidance, practical help and mentoring for learners as appropriate to their needs and context
- To ensure all young people in caseload are risk assessed regularly to identify issues and concerns relating to vulnerability and risk of harm to self or others
- To work with Curriculum and Learning lead to assess need using the Common Assessment Framework in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team to develop effective service responses and to ensure Ofsted compliant
- Establish close collaborative and informative relationships with a range of partners including schools, LEA’s, Social Services, YOS, parents and communities
- To track educational progress of the young people in your caseload with regards to school attainment, classroom behaviour and risk of exclusion in order to inform development and review of intervention content
- Keep accurate records, which might be used in case conferences and regular professional meetings. To efficiently record all details of each contact or work session with young people using the agreed database system, to keep that data management system up to date and to produce reports to support case reviews and evaluations as requested
- Under the guidance of the Curriculum and learning lead, liaise with, and make referrals to, other agencies where necessary
- Participate in multi-disciplinary teams and meetings, for example PEPs, planning and review, core group
- Willingness to work in a range of settings including school, college, court, police station and young offender’s institutions. Working in a flexible manner to include occasion evening and residential trips
- Undertake other duties as directed by management which are commensurate with the post
- Reports to the Curriculum and Learning lead
- Develops a supportive and integral role within the school across the whole area
- Develops positive relationships with students, parents/carers, external agencies (e.g. social services) and other key stakeholders
- Develops positive relationships with key personnel in the Catch22 Group
Please refer to the attached 'Qualifications' document.
Unless otherwise stated, interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.
The everitt academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.