· This is a 2-year fixed-term contract in the first instance with a view to extending
· Location: Rhyl Primary School, Rhyl Street, London, NW5 3HB
· Work pattern: 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. during school term time
· Start date: 17th December 2018
Camden’s Primary Reintegration Satellite is a specialist therapeutic and educational placement for children who have struggled to succeed in mainstream school because of social, emotional and mental health needs. Children attending the Satellite are either in the process of transitioning out of alternative provision or are on short-term placements from their current mainstream school. The purpose of the Satellite is to provide intensive support to meet the social, emotional, mental health and academic needs of vulnerable children, so that they are able to re-engage in learning and cope with the demands of a mainstream setting. We aim to provide a stimulating and secure learning environment for pupils and to give each pupil a positive experience of school.
We are seeking an experienced practitioner to work as part of this dynamic and pioneering team. Within this key role you will use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support both children and their families. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, promoting effective partnership between home and school. You will deliver interventions to address children’s difficulties, and you will help parents and carers understand and meet their children’s needs. You will assist families in accessing appropriate universal, targeted and specialist services. In collaboration with colleagues in the Satellite and the Outreach Team, you will facilitate the re-integration of children by working with mainstream school staff.
· Understanding of child development, particularly of children with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties
· Knowledge of the causes and impact on families of social disadvantage, including mental ill health, substance misuse, domestic violence, poverty and disability
· Experience of working with families to promote positive parenting
· Knowledge and experience of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
· Experience of working with or caring for children of primary school age
· Experience of working with children with challenging behaviour and social, emotional and mental health needs
· Knowledge and experience of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
· Ability to build positive relationships with children and parents / carers
· Ability to collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary team
· Experience of delivering evidence-based programmes to support parenting
· Team Teach training
· First Aid training
Camden Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. Camden Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check