Zenith Minds Support Assistant

The King John School, Benfleet

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Job Ref No. ECC5403-345S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band 2 - mid point
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 19/09/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Zenith Minds Support Assistant

Required: ASAP

Band 2 - mid (Point Range 3 - 5)

37 hours per week

Monday to Thursday, 8.00am until 4.00pm and Friday, 8.00am until 3.30pm

Term-time only

Actual Salary £14,932 - £15,535 per annum

We are seeking an outstanding Zenith Minds Support Assistant

This position is based at Zenith Minds Provision, Leinster Road, Laindon, Essex SS15 5NX.

Zenith Multi Academy Trust's core aim is to ensure that we enhance the life chances of all the young people within the Trust to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes. This is at the heart of everything that we do.

Zenith Minds is a MAT wide provision to enhance life chances and make sure the approach to support is child-centred and ensures; at all times, the wishes, needs and best interest of the child are paramount.

The Zenith Minds project started in December 2018 with a vision of accessible support that is bespoke to the needs of individual students.

We aim to have a provision that enables access to: counselling, mentoring, family support, 1:1 support, external agencies, re-integration, self-esteem plus more.

The Zenith Minds Support Assistant will work with the Zenith Minds Provision Manager to:

Provide social, emotional, mental health and educational support to students ensuring a holistic approach for the most vulnerable students across the MAT
Enhance the life chances of all young people within the academy trust
Ensure the approach to child support is child-centred
Responsible for all aspects of student welfare, ensuring effective support for wellbeing and safety
Adapt and offer support as required to ensure that all elements of student welfare are addressed and maintained
Liaise with staff and other relevant professionals to provide information about learners as appropriate.
Maintain excellent records of support, action and outcomes.

Requirements:
Mental health specialist and experience of working in this field
Experience of working with and supporting young people
Experience in responding to mental health needs of young people
Experience in working with external agencies and making appropriate referrals
Understanding and experience of special educational needs (desirable)
Counselling qualifications, skills, experience (desirable)
Training and understanding of safeguarding (desirable)

Please refer to www.zenithmultiacademytrust.co.uk for further information and to download an application pack.

For any enquiries or if you are unable to download the application pack please contact Tanya Bonner, Director of HR: tanyab@zmat.co.uk

Completed applications should be submitted via email to Tanya Bonner.

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 19 September 2019 (midday)

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response. Therefore we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

CVs alone or CVs submitted via agencies will not be accepted. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Zenith Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Tanya Bonner
Shipwrights Drive
Thundersley, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 1RQ
Telephone: 01702 558284
Email: tanyab@thekjs.com

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