Thrive Practitioner

REACH, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC0-164 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: ££22,308 - £26,636.91 pro rata term time only
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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Position: Thrive Practitioner

Reports to: Director of Operations

Contract Type: Permanent

Job purpose: To work with pupils on a 1:1 and 2:1 basis to help meet unmet developmental needs as a foundation to learning.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

· To deliver thrive based sessions to pupils that are on our thrive pathway

· To make a practical contribution to the implementation of an agreed 'action plan' designed to address a pupil's individual learning needs

· To support the Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) pupil progress through the delivery of THRIVE 1:1, 2:1 and small group intervention.

· To be accountable for the progress of individual pupils, measured against the THRIVE programme attainment standards.

· To provide direct support for an identified group of students and where appropriate their parents/carers with the aim of meeting unmet developmental needs

· To in conjunction with designated REACH staff devise and implement an action plan that seeks to address a pupil's learning needs and remove any barriers to learning.

· To be accountable for the progress and impact made by identified pupils

· Communication with all stake holders including parents, pupils, REACH staff and external agencies.

· Maintain pupil Thrive files to show progress.

· Addressing identified pupil SEMH needs.

· Providing progress data for all pupils receiving Thrive intervention

· Providing written reports and evidence for liaison with outside agencies and organisations as requested


Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health and safety and security, confidentiality and data protection.

Be aware that all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

Participate in training and other learning activities as required and to participate in appraisal and professional development.

These duties may be varied to meet the changing demands of the school at the reasonable direction of the Director of Operations. This job description does not form part of the contract of employment. It describes the way the post holder is expected to perform and complete the particular duties as set out above.

Thrive Practitioner - Person Specification


Qualified Thrive Practitioner, good numeracy and literacy skills, NVQ level 3 qualification


Experience of working with primary and secondary pupils, ability to engage constructively with and relate to a wide range of young people and families/carers

Knowledge, Skills, and Understanding

Ability to use ICT effectively to support learning.

Ability to use other equipment technology, e.g. iPad, photocopier.

An Understanding of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation.

A general understanding of national/EYFS curriculum and other relevant learning programmes/strategies.

A basic understanding of principles of child development and learning processes.

Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities.

Ability to relate well to children and adults. Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.

Ability to comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality, data protection and equal opportunities.

Understanding of Child Protection & Safeguarding Personal Qualities

Enjoy working with primary aged children from a range of backgrounds and commitment to supporting their physical, social and emotional development.

Commitment to continued professional and personal development.

Professional credibility & commitment to equal opportunities and valuing diversity

Demonstrate a commitment to supervision and reflective practice.

Personal Characteristics

Warm and caring personality, friendly and approachable. Ready to learn from and rise to challenges - keen for all children and staff members to thrive.

Creative, practical thinker who works well as part of a team. Punctual and organised (can organise own work load)

Other attributes

Right to work in the UK. Works withing guidelines and procedures.

Evidence of a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Right to work in the UK. Works withing guidelines and procedures.

Evidence of a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Commitment to promote and support the aims of REACH.

REACH is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS with Child Barred List check will be requested

Information about the School

We believe in investing in people. As professionals in the helping profession, we believe and aspire to offer a better future to those children, young people and families we work with. Success for us means unleashing the potential of each individual we engage with, so they can grow and develop each day, to be better versions of themselves. Our values are grounded in our determination to be the change we want to see in the world, through passion, commitment and integrity. We want to plant a seed of kindness and compassion in a generation that will produce resilience & hope and enable them to fulfill their own destinies.

Our success therefore will be measured in the lives we changed through REACH.

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Kevin Quantrill
Pavilion and Sports Ground
West Hanningfield Road
Great Baddow, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 8HN
Telephone: 01376526326

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