Zenith Minds Support Assistant

The James Hornsby School, Basildon
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Job Ref No. ECC4007-316S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £13,116 - £13,646
Position Start Date: 01/09/2020 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/06/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Zenith Minds Support Assistant

Required: September 2020

Scale 2/3 (Point Range 3 - 5)

32.5 hours per week, term time only

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3.30pm

Actual Salary £13,116 - £13,646 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.

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.ukfor further information and to download an application pack.

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

Completed applications should be submitted via email to recruitment@zmat.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 15th June 2020 (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.

Information about the School

The James Hornsby School, is a successful school with Investors in People Gold status, which can offer students the opportunity to reach their full potential in a supportive and caring environment. Our students are proud of their school and enjoy so many different parts of school life including trips, visits and many other activities both in and outside of the normal school day.

We believe that it is essential that we work in partnership with the students, parents/carers and both local and international communities to enable our students to be prepared for their future lives. Our school motto, 'Together We Excel' reflects this belief. Staff at The James Hornsby School work incredibly hard, along with Governors and Parents, to ensure we offer the best educational opportunities possible.

The James Hornsby School is a forward thinking school, continually looking for new ways to provide the best learning environment and learning opportunities for our students. We are at the centre of the local community and open our doors outside of the normal school day to support learning and recreational opportunities in the local community. We are aiming for excellence and we invite you to come and see for yourselves.

Quotes from our May 2016 Ofsted report: "This school is well led. The Headteacher and leaders have worked with determination to create a culture where pupils share a 'lifelong love of learning' and achieve their best". "School leaders have succeeded in bringing pupils together into a positive, caring school community which promotes high expectations for attitudes towards learning, relationships and attendance."

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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Contact Information

Leigh Christensen
Leinster Road
Laindon, Basildon
Essex, SS15 5NX
Telephone: 01268 582400
Email: leigh.christensen@jameshornsby.essex.sch.uk