Home School Liaison Officer, Greenwich

Closing date:

Newhaven SchoolGreenwich

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £27,228-£28,215 FTE (pro rata 41 wks £24,839-£25,740)
Contract term: Fixed Term

Location: Newhaven School, King’s Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, Eltham, London, SE9 5LX

Contract: One Year Fixed Term – 35 hours per week Term Time plus 10 days to deliver holiday programmes

Salary: APT&C Scale 6 (£27,228-£28,215 FTE pro rata 41 weeks)

(£24,839-£25,740 approx.pro rata salary)

A Higher Level Teaching Assistant is required to join Newhaven in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, a provision which meets the needs of young people with diagnoses of Autism and severe mental health concerns. You will have the skills, ability and initiative to work out in the community engaging with our young people through our outreach and transition programmes. You will have the tenacity and resilience to engage with young people who often haven’t been to school for years. You will ideally have experience with high functioning youngsters on the spectrum but more importantly will be an outstanding candidate with a can do attitude and the resilience to work with our challenging cohort of bright, energetic young people. You will also be excited by the prospect of working in a dynamic, forward looking environment where risks are encouraged in order to achieve results.

You will join a team of dedicated professionals who have worked hard to establish King’s Park, at a time when our success led to an accelerated expansion programme until we reached capacity in September 2018. Ideally you will have experience of developing your own programmes of intervention with students with Autism and mental health difficulties. It is also desirable that you have experience working with young people with ASD using specific interventions such as TEACCH, SPELL framework and SCERTS.

You will have key responsibility for the transition and home/school liaison programs, working closely with our pastoral managers and SENCO. You will engage with students in existing special and mainstream provisions as well as at home to support their transition into King’s Park and often back into a full time education. 

We opened in a refitted building in May 2016 and currently have 53 students on roll at King’s Park in years 7-14.  We also benefit from being a part of the wider Newhaven School which as well as King’s Park includes the Greenwich PRU, NEST health provision and QEH Hospital School. The curriculum is developing to meet the social communication and emotional literacy needs of our cohort and covers a diversity of academic need from entry to A level.

We are looking for:

• Specialist skills/training/experience to support students with specific ASC/SEN needs

• A proven record of good  results with students of all abilities

• Preferable experience of working with students with ASD with experience of specific interventions outlined above

• Resilience

• Applicants with a full UK driving licence due to the nature of the role.

Closing date: Friday 15/11/2019

Interviews:       Thursday 21/11/2019

Start date:         A.S.A.P.

Application details and how to apply are available via our school website under the ‘Vacancies’ tab www.newhavenschool.co.uk

Applications (CVs are not acceptable) are to be sent to recruitment@newhaven.greenwich.sch.uk

For further details about Newhaven School please contact Tania Peach (Head, Newhaven King’s Park Campus) to discuss the position.

Newhaven is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced with Barred List check through the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) plus additional pre-employment checks.



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Type: Pupil Referral Unit(PRU)
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Gardens Site, Newhaven Gardens, Eltham, Greenwich, London, SE9 6HR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8859 3114
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