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Intensive Support Advisor - Full-time

St Augustine Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4000-246S
  • Posted:16/05/2023
  • Pay: WAT Grade F £22,159 - £24,294 (£25,878 - £28,371)
  • Start Date:To Be Confirmed
  • App Close Date:19/06/2023 at 23:15
  • Interviews:Shortly after closing date


We are seeking a highly motivated Intensive Support Advisor to join an excellent, nurturing and supportive secondary school. This role is vital to ensuring students receive the support they need to excel to their maximum potential. You will be effective in providing emotional wellbeing and safeguarding advice to students and families in need and support and refer to our Designated Safeguarding Lead. This is a maternity cover for up to one year and we are hoping that a handover will be possible to go through the role with the current post holder.

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide individual one to one sessions, through a referral system, to students who are experiencing emotional difficulties, at risk of disengagement or vulnerability.

On average you will see 4 students a day which will give time to complete additional work and planning per student and will offer 6-8 sessions per student which can be reviewed if further sessions are required. The DSL will support your decisions with your caseload and help you to work through any more complex cases.

• Work collaboratively as part of a friendly and supportive team, with teachers, support staff, parents and external agencies to ensure that students receive appropriate support and sign posting.

• Responsible for managing referrals to the NELFT Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners and meeting with them termly, as well as referring on to the NELFT Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service for the more at risk young people.

• You will also be the lead practitioner with The Rosewood, a local health school that takes short term placements for students at St Augustine. This will include completing referrals for placements and visiting any of our students based there and offering them intensive support onsite.

• Maintain accurate records of all sessions and interventions and complete termly caseload updates for your line manager.

• Attend termly supervision sessions to support the managing of your caseload for your own wellbeing and to seek advice from another mental health practitioner regarding the cases you are working with.



• Experience of working one to one with young people who have experienced trauma.

• Have previous experience of providing mental health support to young people.

• Have a good understanding of the challenges and pressures facing young people in today's society.


• High level of empathy

• Adaptable, person centred approach.

• Creative and innovative practice.

• Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Parking on-site and easy access to local train stations. This school is proud to be an Ofsted-rated Good school, with a supportive and dynamic team of staff who are passionate about providing the best possible archway to adulthood for their students.

If have a passion for supporting young people and are ready to make a real difference, then we want to hear from you. Please apply as soon as possible, as we are looking to fill this role quickly.

WAT Pay Scale: Grade F - £22,159 - £24,294 (£25,878 - £28,371 full time equivalent)

Information about the school

St Augustine Academy is an all ability school committed to providing an education that ensures that all students succeed and make the most of the opportunities and experiences available to them. Our core principles are based on developing the gifts and talents of all students, whatever they may be, and guiding them on to a career path to fulfil their aspirations.

Another core foundation of the Academy is our Faith. Our Christian inclusive ethos is encapsulated by our small community Chapter system where every student is known and nurtured. All students have the opportunity to develop their sense of spirituality, morality, self -respect and wellbeing.

We believe that students are engaged and achieve when the environment is both caring and orderly with teaching that fires their imagination and brings learning to life. With a grammar stream, our innovative curriculum and extensive Enrichment programme gives students access to those essential employability skills which future generations will need to succeed.

Vision: ‘believe in more’

St Augustine Academy is a high performing school where every student is known, valued and nurtured. We want to prepare our students to be responsible, enquiring, tolerant and confident members of society who can use their talents and abilities to be successful in a world that is constantly changing.

We are committed to: • Providing an inclusive community based on Christian values • Developing the whole person and inspiring a confident, ‘can do’ attitude • Encouraging individual aptitudes and interests so that students can reach their full potential both academically and personally • Offering high-quality CPD to staff to ensure staff and students are as successful as they can be

We have high expectations and believe in: • Excellent behaviour with courtesy and respect for others • The highest levels of attendance and punctuality • The enjoyment of learning whilst expecting hard work from all involved in the Academy.

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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.