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Work Placement Supervisor - Fixed Term - Special Needs Position

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-358S
  • Posted:06/05/2022
  • Pay:KR5(£20,595 -£21,693 FTE) pro rata + SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:05/06/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:15th June 2022

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LINK19 College is a Specialist Post-19 Institution for 19 to 25 year old learners which offers full-time study programmes that provide individualised learning experiences. LINK19 College recognises that every individual is unique. Our aim is to provide support and set challenges for learners so that they can achieve and succeed.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Work Placement Supervisor to work with LINK19 College learners with effect from 1st September 2022.

The post is for 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3.30pm, term time and will be paid on the Kent Scheme Pay Range 5 (£20,595-£21,693 FTE) pro rata + SEN allowance, depending on experience.  Initially this is a Fixed Term contract until 31st August 2023, subject to review at the end of this period.

The post holder is required to work for 39 weeks per year. In addition, the post holder will receive a payment in respect of their pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to their grade, Bank Holidays and the KCC concessionary day.

The post will be mainly based in the Gravesham area with a base at the LINK Centre within North Kent College, Gravesend Campus. The successful candidate will be employed by Ifield school but seconded to LINK19 College to carry out their role for all or part of their contracted hours. This will be dependent on the needs of the College.

Candidates could come from a variety of backgrounds although experience of Special Educational Needs is paramount to applying for this post. The successful candidate will have a passion for working with young people with Special Educational Needs and possess excellent interpersonal skills.  Candidates must be able to use their own initiative and be committed to working as part of an established highly motivated team. This role can be challenging but also incredibly rewarding, therefore the ideal candidate must possess patience, empathy and resilience. 

Work Placement Supervisors provide workplace support for young adults with an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP). Applicants will need to possess a diverse skill set, including the confidence to work effectively with young people, employers and parents /carers.

The primary role of a Work Placement Supervisor is to provide support to young people to enable them to gain, learn from, develop in and maintain their supported work experience placement, with the aim of progression on to paid sustainable employment wherever possible.  Work Placement Supervisors provide tailored support to employers to enable them to offer a meaningful experience to learners.

A Work Placement Supervisor must be able to:

  • Drive between sites
  • Encourage and motivate others
  • Believe in the supported work placement programme and the young people's ability to interact professionally with learners, employers, families and colleagues including those from other agencies
  • Prioritise and manage their time effectively
  • Liaise with a wide variety of people within the business and public services settings

Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

If you require further information about the post, please contact Denise Moore on 01474-555799.

 

Information about the school

Ifield School is a special school for children and young people with profound, severe, and complex needs. Almost half of all our pupils have a diagnosis of autism and speech and language difficulties whilst some have complex medical needs. By joining our school cohort, you will work in a variety of environments, no two days are the same.

A unique and outstanding school, located on an attractive and spacious 9-acre site with 6 acres of managed woodland area. We believe that our highly skilled teaching assistants make a positive and valuable contribution to the lives of children with profound, severe, and complex needs, each and every day.

In May 2018 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school for the third consecutive time.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KsENT, a co-operative trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with King's Farm Primary School under one Governing Body collectively known as the Cedar Federation.

Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Maddy Jones
  • Address:Cedar Avenue, Gravesend , Kent, DA12 5JT
  • Telephone: 01474 365485
  • Email: lpicton@ifield.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01474 569744

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).