SEMH/SEN Teacher, Salisbury or Greater Manchester

1ACESalisbury or Greater Manchester
Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £27,000 - £33,000
Contract term: Fixed Term

Five Rivers Child Care is a leading Social Enterprise who turns children’s lives around. Our Education service is committed to providing warm and consistent environments where pupils develop positive behaviour, whether an in-house facility or our outreach service in the community, all our education services provide the same level of individual planning and learning for each child.

Our 1ACE (Another Chance Education) provision is for those who have had limited success in formal education, or who have struggled in specialist settings. Our teachers and support workers are specialist trained to work in developing the child. Our holistic approach boosts confidence, self-esteem and helps our young people to develop skills to be a successful learner. A therapeutic informed approach is used to recognise and reduce barriers to learning and create a personalised curriculum.

We are looking for a SEMH/SEN Teachers to join our friendly team at our 1ACE provisions in Salisbury or Greater Manchester initial for a 12-month contract (with the view to go permanent). In this role you would be expected to ensure all children and young people within our care are secure and receiving the best possible educational provision and outcomes.

Working alongside the Headteacher you will demonstrate a clear understanding of the challenges of delivering consistent, quality learning opportunities to students with higher and complex needs. The successful candidate will hold QTS as well as being able to evidence considerable experience in the following:

  • Working with children with Social, Emotional, Behavioural and additional needs.
  • Researching, planning, preparing and delivering outstanding lessons.
  • Developing and delivering flexible and purposeful, individualised curriculums.
  • Line management of Learning Support staff
  • Robust baseline, assessing and tracking of both traditional and non-traditional curriculums and learning programmes.
  • Working with internal colleagues, critical friends, parents and clinicians as well as the network of external colleagues in Local Authority SEN teams
  • High levels of self-reflection, motivation to improve own practice and a solution focussed, positive approach to operational challenges.


We are looking for teachers who has 5+ years’ experience in mainstream schools, working with ASD and SEN children, have worked with young people organising and running events/camps/play schemes for large groups of children from pre-school to adults. Ideally, we would like you to have experience of delivering education in an alternative education setting as well as mainstream school.

You will work in community settings where we will require you to create positive and engaging learning environments, there may be need to support in our local Five Rivers Hub Schools, depending on pupil demands to the service

In return, we will offer to the right candidate the opportunity to join a developing and improving establishment that is in an exciting period of transition and growth. You will receive training in Pro-active Approaches techniques as well as commitment to and support of your own professional development aspirations.

If you are successful you will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS Disclosure check prior to their employment and then on a 3-yearly update. Five Rivers requires full and satisfactory employment references covering 3 years. We require all new employees to bring proof of their identity and proof of right to work in the UK

1ACE Leaflet: https://fiveriverschildcareltd.peoplehr.net/Handlers/RichTextEditorImageDownload.ashx?file=/20200306_1ACE.docx

Job Description: https://fiveriverschildcareltd.peoplehr.net/Handlers/RichTextEditorImageDownload.ashx?file=/20200227_Role_Profile_Teacher_Outreach_1ACE.docx

Five Rivers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including employment references and DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Five Rivers is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities employer



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Address: C/o Five Rivers Child Care Ltd, 47 Bedwin Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3UT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
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