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Key Worker (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) - Full-time/Part-time - Special Needs Position

The Discovery School, Kings Hill, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-2065-225S
  • Posted:27/06/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 or 5, depending on skills/experience
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:11/07/2022 at 15:00
  • Interviews:14/7/2022


Want to join a school with an outstanding reputation for supporting children with additional needs? 

We are looking for a dynamic member of staff to join our very talented team of specialist TAs and Key Workers. 

This is an opportunity to support a pupil in KS2 with social and emotional regulation difficulties, linked to ACES. Applicants should have a positive and flexible attitude to supporting children with these kinds of difficulties as well as the knowledge of strategies to support engagement in learning.  Knoweldge and experience of attachment difficulties is desiriable but not essential.  Additional training will be provided and you would be supported by an experienced and friendly team.   

Are you:

  • Passionate about securing positive outcomes for children with additional needs?
  • Highly motivated, organised and flexible in the way you work to best meet children's needs?
  • An effective communicator, highly skilled in building positive relationships with children, parents and professionals?

Then you sound perfect for us!

We can offer you an outstanding school filled with highly skilled and forward thinking teachers, led by a highly driven leadership team. Our children share our passion and enthusiasm for learning and are well behaved and achieve highly.  We have excellent relationships with our families and other professionals and value the development of our staff. Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit or an informal chat with our Head of Inclusion or SENCo

This is a full time role: 8:30am – 3:30pm, Term Time only.  We would consider a mornings only position for the right applicant.  Please be advised that this role is linked directly to the child's individual provision and subject to the continued successful application of High Needs Funding; it is therefore a fixed term contract for one academic year in the first incidence.

We take safeguarding our children extremely seriously and so applicants to this role will be subject to the usual rigorous DBS and reference checks.

Information about the school

The Discovery School is a popular, three form entry school, beautifully situated in large, attractive grounds in the heart of the development of Kings Hill. Our children are happy, confident and well-motivated and we expect the highest standards of behaviour and learning from all of them. We have an outstanding staff team who contribute with enthusiasm and dedication to the life of the school. Our motto is: Be the best that you can be, and this is what we all strive to do every day.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Tina Gobell
  • Address:Discovery Drive , Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4GJ
  • Telephone: 01732 847000
  • Email: office@discovery.kent.sch.uk


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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).