How you'll make a difference

Vinney Green Secure Children’s Home is licensed for operation by Ofsted and it contracts with the Youth Custody Service to provide placements for up to 24 children and young people age between 10-18. The length of time a child or young person spends at the Home depends on the legal reason for them being detained.  The children and young people are offered a safe and caring environment where they will experience quality care, education, vocational and life skills training. Your role will be to help young people develop the values, skills, knowledge, self-control and direction within this secure setting.


You will work to support every young person to gain knowledge, understanding and behaviours in relation to key concepts in Health and social care and to develop the confidence to meet the challenges of adulthood in an ever-changing world.
 
 
What will you be doing?
 
  • You will lead the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) subject area and be responsible for the learning and development programmes for young people either as a group or individually who may be working towards relevant qualifications such as GCSE.
  • You will actively promote the inclusion and acceptance of all young people within the learning environment and will proactively support young people with special educational needs and / or where English as an Additional Language (EAL). This will be achieved through delivery of appropriate aspects of the Individual Education, Health, Care Plan (EHCP).
  • You will plan, develop resources and deliver lessons to classes or groups of pupils, up to four at a time as subject leader, where this is appropriate. This needs to take account of the unstable / unpredictable learning environment. You will also cover sessions arising from staff absence, which are often due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • You will draw upon your experience to understand and respond positively to the physical, emotional and/or behavioural needs of young people and to encourage participation and independence.
  • You will provide the Head teacher or Deputy Head Teacher with appropriate feedback and reports on achievement, progress and development, you will be required to contribute to documentation such as behaviour management records and young persons’ daily logs. 
 
 
Things we need you to know:
 
 
Candidates should enjoy teaching small groups of children in a highly structured yet flexible and often challenging environment.  Experience with pupils who demonstrate behaviours that challenge, including those who present with SEMH, a huge amount of patience, a good sense of humour and great flexibility are very helpful for this role.
 
Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013). 

This post is subject to a Disqualification from Working with Children declaration

Young people can present physically threatening behaviour and the environment can become tense and anxiety provoking, so for everybody’s safety surveillance cameras are in use in most areas of the building.
 
 
 
 

What we need from you

  • You will have a good standard of general education with Maths and English passes at GCSE grades A* - C or equivalent.
  • It is essential that you have NVQ 3 or other relevant qualification with some practical experience of working with young people, or; 
  • You will have gained considerable experience of working with young people in an educational context with evidence of relevant training in the appropriate age range or curriculum/learning area. 
  • You will have the ability to use ICT effectively to support young people’ learning. 
  • You must be willing to undertake further professional development. 
  • It will be beneficial to have knowledge of relevant legislation e.g. Child Protection and Safeguarding , Equality and Diversity, First Aid training and Restrictive Physical Intervention (RPI). 

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

 
  • We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance
  • We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.
  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Ensuring all our staff are given right skills, knowledge and support to recognise and respond effectively to potential abuse or neglect.
  • We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

 We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of
  • We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life
  • We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.  
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We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference. 

 

We’re making a difference, be part of it!

 
Closing Date: April 25 2021
 

For an informal discussion once you have read the Job desc, please contact Helen McDicken, Head of Education on 0117 9702286

 
 

 

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