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Primary Outreach Worker - Mayfield Special School

Torbay Council Schools
Work Location
Moor Lane, Torquay, Devon  TQ2 8NH
Pupils on Roll
Pupils on Roll
Occupational group
Education Support
Salary details
£15,401 per annum (starting salary)
Job term
Appointment type
Term Time Only
30 hours per week (8.55am - 3.40pm Monday - Friday), 39 weeks per annum
Closing Date
28 January 2021
Interview date
1 February 2021
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Starting as soon as possible, we require an experienced and enthusiastic Primary practitioner for the position of Mayfield Chestnut Primary Outreach Worker for children with SEMH.

Mayfield School is a successful, popular Special School, catering for pupils aged 3 to 19 years old. The Chestnut Centre caters for primary aged pupils who are educated outside mainstream education because of significant emotional difficulties and challenging behaviour.

Mayfield currently provide 3 outreach teams supporting Primary schools in Torbay; Learning Team, ASC Team and SEMH Team. The SEMH Team work with children, key adults and parents within school to enable the child to reach their full potential.

We are currently looking for an outreach worker to join the dynamic SEMH Team. Applications are invited from experienced, enthusiastic, innovative practitioners keen to develop their knowledge and practice of working with children within the primary sector who are struggling to manage.

You will have: 
- Evidence of being highly effective at forming relationships with both children and adults 
- A passion for working with children with Social emotional mental health difficulties (SEMH) and associated challenging behaviour 
- A drive for improving the outcomes of the children in your care 
- Teaching Assistant experience (SEN/SEMH)

An understanding of Social, Emotional and Mental Health and effective strategies to support and promote achievement are essential. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to share their understanding and model how to support children with SEMH. Knowledge and experience of using the Thrive approach and/or The Boxall Profile, in supporting children would be a distinct advantage.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and other rigorous pre-employment checks. 

Applications are to be made through our online recruitment portal:

Shortlisted applicants will be notified on the 29th January 2021 via email.    


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