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Primary Outreach Mentor - Full-time

North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-1106-66S
  • Posted:10/07/2019
  • Pay:KR5 with SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:02/08/2019 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Do you believe in the power of early support? Do you want to be part of a proactive approach to supporting young people with SEMH needs in a range of settings?

A passionate, dynamic, evolving alternative provision service want to add the right Primary Outreach mentor to its close knit, dedicated team.

Are you an experienced Teaching Assistant looking for a new challenge? Do you like working with others to share expertise and to develop good practice? This is the job you are looking for. Your wealth of experience supporting primary students can help support schools across Dartford and Gravesham.

We need a Primary Outreach mentor who is able to undertake work in our link schools, providing support for student who have social, emotional and mental health needs and are struggling to be successful. Do you have the ability to see triggers and read situations? Can you offer solutions to challenges with a constant positivity?

The ideal candidate will:

  • have experience working within a primary setting
  • know behaviour is a symptom and needs to be unpicked and understood.
  • have an awareness of SEMH needs and value the power of education to support these.
  • be able to listen and guide to find each individual student’s strength and show them that they are the solution.
  • work with other professionals to share strategies, guidance and knowledge
  • be able to represent our service in our link schools, reflecting our values and ethos, creating and developing professional relationships.
  • never give up and strive to find positive steps forward, no matter how many barriers a student puts in place.
  • have a creative and flexible approach to working with young people and other professionals.
  • have a desire to support the well-being, resilience and self-belief of the young people
  • want to grow and develop in this new role.

NWKAPS has been on a considerable and fast-paced journey since our inspection in September 2017, making exciting and positive strides forward. We have an amazing team who are focused on providing the best outcomes for our students, promoting positive behaviour for learning and creating a high quality teaching environment.

NWKAPS is constantly evolving and striving to improve with the students at the heart of everything we do. With new buildings and an expanding SEND department, now is the time to come and work with us. We are developing and growing our primary outreach service to help provide schools with early intervention to improve the long-term chances for all young people. Our SEND department work as a team, with all outreach workers accessing support from regular team meetings and shared expertise.

Once employed you’ll be given excellent support and training as we want to upskills the right candidate to ensure we have an excellent support team for our young people.

Information about the school

The North West Kent Alternative Provision Service is a Pupil Referral Unit based in Gravesend. The school delivers interventions and Alternative Curriculum pathways for pupils who have disengaged from mainstream education

At NWKAPS we aim to provide a nurturing, inspirational learning environment where aspirational, individual pathways are created. We are committed to developing a service which aims to ensure that extensive specialist interventions empower pupils to successfully reintegrate in to mainstream education or continued education, training or employment

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Kay Fitzgerald
  • Address:North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, The Westcourt Centre, Richmond Drive, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4DJ
  • Telephone: 01474 332897
  • Email: kfitzgerald@nwkaps.kent.sch.uk
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.