Newhaven School- King’s Park: Work Related Learning Co-ordinator
We have an exciting new opportunity for a work related learning co-ordinator with some pastoral responsibilities to join this rapidly expanding provision in the Royal Borough of Greenwich which meets the needs of young people with diagnoses of Autism and mental health needs. You will have the skills, ability and initiative to work with our young people (especially our 20 6th formers) to develop them to a point where they are able to work, train or move onto other education provisions. You will have the communication skills to develop relationships with local businesses and community organisations. You will ideally have experience with high functioning youngsters or adults 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 and a desire for rapid personal development.
You will join a team of dedicated professionals who have worked hard to establish King’s Park at a time when our success is leading to an accelerated expansion programme. Ideally with experience of working with young people with ASD in a work facing role, it is desirable that you have experience working with people with ASD using specific interventions such as TEACCH, SPELL framework and SCERTS.
Job title: Work Related Learning Co-ordinator and pastoral support worker
Salary: APT&C PO1 (£31,170-£33,444 [pro rata])
Location: Eltham, Royal Borough of Greenwich
Contract type: Term time only (35 hours per week)
Contract term Permanent
You will have key responsibility for work related learning programmes, working closely with our 6th form tutors and Assistant Head with responsibility for 6th form. You will also play a key role in liaising with other providers and developing wider links in the areas of work and further education. As you will be visiting both employers and students, a current full UK driving license and access to a car will be required.
We opened in a refitted building in May 2016 and currently have 23 students on roll in years 7, 9, 10, 12 and 13. By September we will have up to 48 students in years 7-14. And by September 2018 will reach our capacity of 55. 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:
· Outstanding, enthusiastic practitioners with the ability to inspire others and a commitment to high standards
· A proven record of high quality outcomes
· Innovation and an ability to inspire students with a range of needs
· Preferably experience of working with students with ASD with experience of specific interventions outlined above.
Closing date Wednesday 12/07/2017
Interviews Tuesday 18/07/2017
Start date September 2017
If you feel you have something to offer and are excited at the prospect of working with us then please take a look at our application details and how to apply on Vacancies (www.newhavenschool.co.uk) and also look for King’s Park in the ‘school’ drop down menu. Please phone Jon Kelly (Head of Campus) if you wish to arrange a visit or to discuss further details about the post.
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.