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Emotional Wellbeing Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Ripplevale School Rochester, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC887-6006-74S
  • Posted:30/11/2023
  • Pay:£19,714
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:12/12/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:14th December 2023


 Ripplevale School and College is seeking an Emotional Wellbeing Assistant to join the existing team.

The successful person will be a self-motivated problem solver who has an empathic understanding of mental health issues and behavioural patterns. An interest in Sport  or experience in Sport Therapy will be essential as part of the role will be to run small group Sport Therapy sessions.

The person will need to be intuitive and astute in seeing beyond what is being said and have regard for the young person to build a trusting relationship that will withstand the obligation of reporting to safeguarding but remain confidential and follow Data protection.

You will need to have resilience to withstand what you hear and to not be affected by it or to become too involved within it. You will need to be able to trust your instinct and act on it, to know what is best for students and above all cause no harm by being professional, fair and impartial.

You must act to the highest level of safeguarding, and place the welfare of the child as paramount in their decision making.

Team working is key, to be able to share best practice, support each other and to report back to the EWB manager of all wellbeing concerns. 


Information about the school

The school is set in an historic Medway town and enjoys the outstanding community facilities and links that the towns of Chatham and Rochester have to offer.

Ripplevale provides a holistic child centred approach to education underpinned by our team of 98 Teachers, Teaching assistants, Administrators and Therapists, all working in a caring and nurturing environment, with a common belief that all students have the opportunity to make progress and experience success everyday, in a safe, caring, nurturing and secure environment.

Our site boasts well-resourced classrooms, small class sizes, music and drama facilities, Science labs, Therapy rooms, amazing vocational teaching areas such as our hair and beauty studios, a coffee shop, catering kitchens, as well as numerous areas for children to have fun and enjoy social times. Staff are both welcoming and friendly at this independent school and there is a collaborative approach where resources and best practices are shared.

Ripplevale School Rochester is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants. Ripplevale School Rochester is required to conduct social media searches about you as part of their shortlisting process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance.

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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.