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Work Placement Supervisor - Fixed Term - Special Needs Position

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-380S
  • Posted:14/11/2022
  • Pay:KR5 (£20,595-£21,693 FTE) pro rata + SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:05/12/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:13th December TBC

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We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Work Placement Supervisor (WPS) to work with LINK19 College learners from January 2023.

This post is for 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3.30pm, term time. The post will be paid on the KR5 pay range (£20,595 -£21,693 FTE) pro rata + SEN allowance, depending on experience.  Initially this is a Fixed Term contract until January 2024, subject to review.

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.

WPS’s provide workplace support for young adults with an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP). Candidates must have a diverse skill set, including the confidence to work effectively with young people, employers and parents /carers.

Applications are welcome from a variety of backgrounds but experience of Special Educational Needs would be preferred. Candidates 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 and resilience. 

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

A WPS must be able to:

  • Drive between sites – LINK19 College and work placements
  • 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

Visits are important and if you wish to meet us at LINK19 College and experience our unique environment, please call Adele on 01474-555799 and select option 2. You can also learn more about us by visiting our website - LINK19 College - Home.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Self Disclosure Form and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, will also be subject to an online search. Ifield School and all its personnel are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and against the ISA Barred List for Children including overseas criminal background checks where applicable. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory recruitment and vetting checks, including two references, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.

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Information about the school

Ifield is a Foundation District Special School for pupils with profound, severe and complex learning needs and communication and interaction difficulties from age four to nineteen. Ifield School has a dynamic and innovative staff who work closely with pupils to create an ethos of care, respect and success. Inclusion is one of our priorities and this is achieved through our outreach, resources and training centre, Ifield SMILE.

In October 2023 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school for the Fourth consecutive time.

Ifield was designated a National Teaching School in September 2014 and is committed to the development of the Thames Teaching Alliance for the remainder of its tenure.

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 Kings 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. Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Safe in Education legislation.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Rosie Owen
  • Address:Cedar Avenue, Gravesend , Kent, DA12 5JT
  • Telephone: 01474 365485
  • Email: rowen@ifield.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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.