Are you an experienced supporting member of staff within a SEN education environment? Do you have a background or interest in holistic based therapy, intervention, or behaviour strategy? Pertemps are working with a very unique and 'under the radar' SEN school based in Stowmarket - looking to take on two enthusiastic and confident members to join their specialist supporting team, on a full time basis.
This beautifully located, rural based Independant School specialises in the provision of education for pupils with social & emotional mental health (SEMH) needs, between the ages of 11 and 17. This highly unique provision utilises a range of methods to provide the most individualised programmes for their small cohort of pupils, but have a particular vision that focuses on developing the social skills of their pupils through Therepeutic & Hollistic Intervention - this would include the use of music, sensory games, acres of free roaming land, newly built resource facilities, swimming pools, and more.
Most pupils will have a range of behavioural needs, in addition to autism, so we are looking to take on those who have developed patience as a virtue, empathy, and can display levels of calmness in what could be difficult & challenging situations!
School times are typically 8:15 to 3:45, but the school is somewhat flexible if you cannot start until 8:30 in the morning. This role will follow a Temp to Perm format i.e. Temporary with Pertemps Education for a set number of weeks (typically 20), followed by a contract of Permanent employment and onto a school salary.
If you are already within SEN Education, but feel like your role as a Supporting member of staff has been reduced to being more of a 'sponge' and 'punch bag', rather than making a valued impact to the pupils social & academic ability, this could be the ideal role and ideal team for you. The staff here are warm welcoming and open minded, and would be happy to accomodate an informal visit at a preferred date of your own (within the month of September). At this school, everybody understands that plans can fall apart at any moment, but can be overcome with the right mindset & fluid teamwork.
Please be aware the ideal candidate would:
- Be available ASAP or with 4 week notice
- Own a DBS Enhanced Certificate (or be open to processing a new one with Pertemps)
- Have experience or studied knowledge at dealing with SEMH & ASC
- Kind disposition and understands that all children are individual and need to be adapted to
- Be available to informally meet with the school over the next 2 week period
- Be ready to provide a minimum of 2 year reference history
If this sounds like an experience or opportunity that you'd like to pursuit, or learn more about, we would love to speak with you on the phone, and our experienced Senior SEN Consultant Branden will be ready to guide you through the process!
Thank you :)