Support worker, Kennington

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Octavia House SchoolKennington
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £17,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Our School

Since 2012, our independent therapeutic special schools have provided innovative, specialist provision for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Today, we are widely acknowledged as leading the way in providing outstanding specialist provision for some of London's most complex children.As an all-through provision for pupils aged 5-16, we provide genuinely personalised learning and therapy programmes within safe, stimulating and nurturing environments. We have high expectations, a culture of ambition and a therapeutic, values-centred approach. As a result, we rapidly develop pupils' emotional wellbeing, willingness to learn, social and life skills, behaviour for learning and academic progress.

The Role

The support worker is a flexible role that draws upon the knowledge, skills and expertise of professionals with experience of working with children who present challenging behaviour and who have significant and complex social, emotional and learning needs. The primary purpose of the role is to work collaboratively with colleagues (teaching and therapeutic) in order  to create an environment in which  the pupils at Octavia House Schools can maximise their learning and progress. To find out more about our schools, please visit our website.If you have experience working within this field and would like to be considered for a support worker position at Octavia House Schools, please apply.

Safer Recruitment

At Octavia House Schools, nothing is more important than the safety and wellbeing of our pupils. As such, we always follow safer recruitment procedures and do not allow anyone to work in our schools until/unless we can be confident that it is safe to do so. Our robust recruitment process and ongoing safeguarding culture are simultaneously the cause and result of our commitment to safeguarding; it is a commitment we expect and require from all of our staff.

All offers of employment are dependent upon the successful completion of all the relevant statutory vetting checks and the return of two satisfactory professional references.

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