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Job Ref No. ECC0-55 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: £30,000 - £42,638
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

Job Description

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We are currently looking to recruit a SEN Teacher to work with our young people.

Core Purpose


• To be responsible for the learning and achievement of all students in the hub(s), ensuring equality of opportunity for all
• To be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct
• To treat students with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher's professional position
• To work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with learners, parents/carers, board members, other staff and external agencies in the best interests of students
• To take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school


Duties

• To deliver the curriculum as relevant to the needs, skills and starting points of the students
• To be responsible for the preparation and development of teaching materials and teaching programmes as appropriate
• To be accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of students in your care
• To be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support the students
• To use an appropriate range of observation, assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives for students of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, monitoring learners' progress and levels of attainment

• To make accurate and productive use of assessment to secure students' progress

• To give students regular and appropriate feedback, either orally and/or through accurate marking, and encourage students to respond to the feedback, reflect on progress, their emerging needs and to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own study
• To use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons
• To participate in arrangements for examinations and assessments

• To work with hub staff and the wellbeing team to establish a safe, purposeful and stimulating environment for students, rooted in mutual respect and establish an appropriate framework for working with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly inline with foundation policy and values
• To manage learning effectively, trying and using approaches which are appropriate to students'needs in order to inspire, motivate and challenge
• To maintain good relationships with students, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary
• To be a positive role model and demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and self discipline which are expected of pupils
• To support and strengthen the emotional wellbeing of all students to encourage independence and self-discipline


General


• To participate in the performance management process, taking personal responsibility foridentification of learning, development and training opportunities in discussion with line manager
• To comply with individual responsibilities, in accordance with the role, for health & safety in the workplace
• To ensure that all duties and services provided are in accordance with the Foundation's Equal Opportunities Policy
• The Executive Board is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment
• The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required by the Head of Foundation to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade

Employee Specification

GENERAL AND SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

● ICT Literate - Essential

● Maths and English - Essential

● Evidence of having influenced the quality of learning, in present establishment - Desirable

● Ability to work and plan as part of a team - Essential

● Ability to use a range of classroom management and teaching strategies to engage pupils and promote progress - Essential

● Skilled in the use of nurture and outdoor learning or able and committed to developing these skills in a short amount of time - Desirable

● Understanding and knowledge of approaches to a variety of positive behaviour management - Essential

● Ability to differentiate teaching to support all pupils and their SEN - Essential

● Skills to work with pupils in escalation, and strategies help aid de-escalation - Essential

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE


● Recent experience of teaching/supporting the learning of children in the secondary phase - Essential

● Experience of working with pupils who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties - Essential

● Experience of topic based planning and assessment - Essential

● Experience of nurture provision and outdoor learning - Desirable

● Experience of planning and monitoring personal learning package - Desirable

● Experience of implementing intervention strategies to support pupils - Essential

● Experience of liaison and co-operation with other professional agencies - Desirable

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Teaching qualification - Essential
  • G.C.S.E Maths, English at Grade C - Essential
  • SENCO qualification or qualification linked to working with children with SEN
  • Commitment to continue professional development, evidence of recent INSET - Essential
  • Qualifications linked to working with children with SEN - Desirable

ADDITIONAL FACTORS


● Ability to work flexibly and co-operatively as a member of the school team - Essential

● To be positive, sensitive, resilient, enthusiastic, trustworthy, respectful of confidentiality and promote a good image of the school in the wider community - Essential

● Willing to participate in additional school activity, and involvement in the wider life of the school - Essential

● Good organisational skills yet flexible and motivated in attitude to respond to the changing needs of the school - Essential

● A commitment to the whole school philosophy and a desire to continually strive for improvement - Essential

● Have a full driving license and a vehicle available for work purposes including the transportation of pupils - Essential

● Willingness and ability to undertake Essex Steps training and work within "good practice" guidelines using a range of positive handling strategies, gradual and graded, involved in holding, guiding and escorting safety, from least intrusive to more restrictive holds - Essential

● Willingness to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and an Asylum & Immigration check. Please note that a conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process - Essential

● Willingness to take on the core values of Omnia Foundation in every aspect of their work and develop a Thrive Approach to dealing with behaviour - Essential


NOTE TO APPLICANTS: You will only be shortlisted from the details on your application form if you demonstrate that you meet all the essential criteria (marked E). If a large number of applications are received, only those who also meet the desirable criteria (marked D) will be shortlisted.

Information about the School

Established in 2020 and having achieved successful status as an Independent Special School for Social, Emotional, Mental Health and Autism Spectrum Disorder, and rated as 'Good' by Ofsted in 2023, Omnia Foundation offers a unique experience for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), for 12–16-year-old boys.

We believe in investing in people. As professionals in the teaching and training professions, we strive to provide a better future for the children, young people and home settings we work with. Success for us means unleashing the potential of each individual so they can grow, develop and reach the potential of which they are capable. Our values are grounded in our determination to be the change we want to see in the world, through passion, commitment and integrity. We strive to plant a seed of kindness and compassion in a generation that will produce resilience and hope and enable them to aspire and achieve productive and fulfilled lives. Our success is measured in the lives we changed.

At the Omnia Foundation, we create a secure and safe environment that encourages communication, self-belief, mutual respect and success. We provide a rich and balanced curriculum that develops every child, allowing them to achieve their true potential. We have high expectations of our students and build a secure and happy atmosphere in which students can learn effectively.

Based in Rayleigh, Essex with close transport links to London, our current location is set within a sports and social club.

Successful candidates will be expected to embrace the OMNIA FOUNDATION VALUES FRAMEWORK: OPEN-MINDED, MOTIVATED, NOBLE, INDEPENDENT, ACHIEVERS

BENEFITS PACKAGE - To demonstrate our commitment to you, we have developed a total rewards package: - Group pension plan - Access to internal wellbeing support - Competitive annual leave entitlement - Healthcare Cash Plan, including discounted gym memberships and retail discounts - Life Assurance - Continuous Professional Development incl. formal qualifications and paid professional membership

We support, develop and invest in our people, together creating a culture where people love to work.

Statement of Child Protection - Note to applicants

Visits to the school are strongly advised. For an informal discussion about the post, and to arrange a visit please contact People@omniafoundation.co.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of our students and expect all staff to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts within the company. Please note that a conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Please be aware that as part of our Safer Recruitment process we will be conducting online searches on all applicants invited for interview. This is not part of the shortlisting process itself, but any causes for concern will be explored further at interview stage.

It is an offence to apply for a role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Please see our website for our policies on Child Protection and Safeguarding.

Applications may be considered as we receive them and we reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitably qualified candidate prior to the closing date.

Omnia Foundation will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and we make you an offer of employment. Omnia Foundation will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you, and the Disclosure and Barring Service to obtain necessary criminal record checks.

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

Denise Mooney
Rayleigh Town Sports & Social Club
London Road, Rayleigh
Essex, SS6 9DT
Telephone: 01268 551910
Email: denise.mooney@centralserviceslimited.co.uk

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