Vacancies

NJC Scale 16-24 pro rata (term time only plus training days)
34.50 hours per week, permanent
Required from Autumn Term 2020

The William Henry Smith School is a non-maintained residential special school for boys aged 5-19 experiencing complex Social, Emotional, and Mental Health challenges (SEMH). Our students have a breadth of special educational needs, including learning difficulty and disability. We are a not for profit charitable organisation providing ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ education, therapy and care. Our vision is to ensure opportunities for success are provided through a diverse programme of bespoke individual learning pathways and life skills across the 24 hour curriculum which serve to develop resilience and skills for life-long learning, happiness and an improved quality of life. The school has a strong ethos and culture, built upon firm foundations that underpins all our work on improving quality of life outcomes for our students and their families, through our strong focus on key working, developing relationships with students and partnerships with parents and carers.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding member of staff that can assist in taking the organisation to even greater success and inspire our students to become the best they can be. We are therefore looking to appoint a resourceful and innovative Outdoor Education Specialist to work alongside our education department staff. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly effective and dynamic individual to join our team. There is a whole school expectation that all staff play an integral part in our keyworking structure which is embedded within our quality of life values and ethos

The successful candidate will be:

  • An outstanding practitioner who provides stimulating outdoor learning opportunities and a rich and diverse outdoor education curriculum
  • A creative and reflective individual who inspires confidence in meeting the needs of our students
  • Highly motivated and able to contribute to collaborative working
  • Able to coordinate, lead and manage staff working within a group of students
  • Be able to use the extensive woodland on site for teaching and learning
  • Knowledgeable of the countryside and the outdoor world around us
  • Be able to demonstrate high quality, resourceful outdoor education provision, evidencing progress in all identified areas

Special School experience is not essential but a willingness to learn and a commitment to high expectations of student achievement most certainly is. This is an exciting time in our development, if you share our vision and passion for young people and their families then we would like to hear from you.

Due to the current situation visits to the school are not possible, however please do take a look at our schools’ website.

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For further information on this post please contact Rajinder Randhawa, Vice Principal at the following email address: rajinder.randhawa@whsschool.org.uk 

To obtain an application pack please email reception@whsschool.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday, 10th August
Successful candidates will be contacted: Tuesday, 11th August
Proposed interview date: Thursday, 13th August

Permanent position (To include one weekend in every four on a rota basis, with some flexibility required. Also includes sleep-ins)

Required from Autumn term 2020

[NJC pt. 8/9-17 (£19,945/£20,344 - £23,836)]

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Residential Social Care Worker, with excellent communication skills and the ability to form strong relationships with children and young people. The successful candidate will enjoy being part of an energetic and successful care team; be physically fit; be keen to provide varied social learning experiences; be involved in education, health and care planning, report writing and, enjoy the challenge of working with some very special complex young people. The successful candidate will play an active part within the 24 hour curriculum, supporting learning in both the care and classroom settings and offer proactive support to young people and their families. They will work closely with the school’s therapy/communication team, with the support of Learning Mentor Teams, which serve to provide holistic and creative wrap around care and support for all our young people. There is a whole school expectation that all staff play an integral part in our keyworking structure which is embedded within our quality of life values and ethos.

The successful candidate will:

  • Ensure that Quality of Life underpins all work with students/families and fellow colleagues
  • Have the ability to develop positive and sustainable relationships with students
  • Be an outstanding practitioner able to provide stimulating learning opportunities
  • A creative and reflective individual who inspires confidence in meeting the needs of our students
  • Highly motivated and able to contribute to collaborative working

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For further information on this post please contact Damien Talbot, Vice Principal, at the following email address: Gareth.walters@whsschool.org.uk

To obtain an application pack please email reception@whsschool.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Successful candidates selected for interview will be contacted: Thursday, 27 August 2020

(If you are not contacted from the school by 27 August you will not have been selected)

Proposed interview date: Tuesday, 1 September 2020 (via Zoom)