Education Jobs at Releasing Potential

Jobs at Releasing Potential

We are always looking for talented people to join our team of instructors, mentors, teachers and administrators.

 

At Releasing Potential, our staff work hard to make the lives of young people better, whether in our School or as part of the range of professional training and services we offer. If you feel you have the skills and experience to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families, get in touch. Our current vacancies are listed below, but we are always pleased to hear from anyone with an interest in education jobs at Releasing Potential.

Want to know more about working for Releasing Potential? Read about a day in the life of an RP Mentor here.

 

Dispute Resolution Case Worker, Releasing Potential Mediation

Salary range: £19,000-£24,000

Releasing Potential’s independent special school, for children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, was established in 2017 and was rated ‘Good’ in all areas at its first full inspection in 2018. The organisation also runs a successful Mediation & Dispute Resolution service for Hampshire families appealing against decisions made by their local authority.

 We are looking to recruit a Dispute Resolution Case Worker to support our in-house Mediation team at our Chichester office.

The person we are looking for will already have some experience of mediation and/or dispute resolution.

 Progression path

There is an expectation that the ideal candidate will have, or be almost finished completing, a foundation qualification in Mediation Skills of at least 40 hours. This is an opportunity for a keen new mediator to join an established team and gain valuable experience on an employed basis.

The candidate would be expected to commence in the role at the lower end of the salary scale, but work towards accreditation as a SEND Mediator as soon as possible. Once accredited, a higher salary can be negotiated in recognition of the additional skill and experience acquired.

 Required qualifications

 A qualification/ certificate demonstrating participation in an accredited foundation training in Mediation Skills.

 Responsibilities include

Day-to-day case referral activities including:

  • answer referral calls;
  • return telephone messages;
  • respond to emails;
  • oversee and respond to website referrals;
  • initiate requests for dispute resolution;
  • issue tribunal certificates;
  • file paperwork in accordance with service policies.

 Dispute resolution activities including:

  • assess case suitability for dispute resolution activities;
  • contact parties via telephone and email to conduct dispute resolution activities;
  • update case timelines;
  • issue certificates and memoranda;
  • refer cases to face-to-face mediation as required.

Day-to-day admin activities including:

  • support the administrator to book venues and communicate logistics to mediators as required;
  • support the administrator to submit invoices for payment to head of finance;
  • support the administrator to submit invoices for freelance claims to head of finance;
  • support the administrator to maintain records for invoicing;
  • support the administrator with other administrative duties as required.

Mediation activities:

  • take part in SEND Mediation training and apply to National SEND Mediation register;
  • accompany the Mediation Team Leader to mediations to observe and train;
  • maintain competency in Mediation Skills;
  • mediate face-to-face or online (“Zoom”) cases periodically as required building towards full competence in this activity.

 Pay and benefits

* The salary range for the role is £19000-£24000

* The annual holiday entitlement is 32 days plus bank holidays

* We will consider appointing a full time (5 days per week) or part time (3-4 days per week) applicant. We will also consider a term time only arrangement.

For more information on Releasing Potential Mediation check out our website: www.releasingpotential.com/mediation 

 

To apply please contact Alex Gray via alex@releasingpotential.com

 

Functional Skills Subject Tutor - Havant and/or Chichester

Salary range: £22,467.00 to £26,192.00

 

Have you successfully supported or taught children and young people? Would you appreciate a change from working in mainstream settings? 

Releasing Potential’s independent special school, for children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, was established in 2017 and was rated ‘Good’ in all areas at its first full inspection in 2018.

We are looking for exceptional individuals to help vulnerable students progress in education. In return, we offer an outstanding package of training, pay and holidays, the opportunity to join a dynamic and committed team, and the prospect of positively impacting the life chances of marginalised young people.

The role

Our provision consists of two elements: the Engage project provides a mixed full time education provision for secondary aged pupils with Education Health and Care Plans in place, who are in need of small scale provision. Engage has been running successfully in Havant since 2011, and in Chichester since 2014. We also run a Mentoring programme for pupils who struggle to cope, even in a small group.

We are looking for an energetic individual with a background in teaching functional skills. The successful candidate will have the ability to deliver English & Maths Functional Skills to Engage groups and/or to deliver English & Maths Functional Skills sessions on a one to one basis; they will have appropriate qualifications in English & Maths and experience of teaching in secondary or further education.

The successful candidate will be working under the supervision of an experienced Team Leader and will be responsible for ensuring Functional Skills is delivered in line with existing schemes of work as well as developing new resources and curricula.

Many of the young people display some challenging behaviour, so patience and a sense of humour are essential requirements, as is the ability to work flexibly in a fast moving professional environment.

The offer

  • The salary range for Functional Skills Subject Tutor is £22,467 – £26,192 a year FTE.
  • Annual leave allowance is 32 days plus 8 bank holidays FTE.
  • A full package of free training is available, including Level 3 in the Management of Challenging Behaviour*, First Aid*, Safeguarding*, Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training, MiDAS (minbus driver training)* and a range of National Governing Body qualifications.

* Denotes compulsory training

In both Engage and Mentoring, the person we are looking for will be able to demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Ability to deliver a Functional Skills curriculum up to Level 2
  • An appropriate qualification in Functional Skills and/or English and Maths
  • Compassion for young people who face barriers to inclusion
  • Ability to stay calm in confrontational situations
  • Confidence to work with groups of young people and one to one
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a good sense of fun
  • A full driving licence is essential
  • A PGCE or other teaching qualification (including NQT status) is desirable.

Job Type: Full or part time (term time only will be considered)

Closing date: 29th May 2020

Salary: £22,467.00 to £26,192.00 /year

For more information on Releasing Potential check out our website: www.releasingpotential.com 

To apply please contact Catherine Brennan via catherine@releasingpotential.com

Outdoor Education Mentor - Havant and/or Chichester

Salary range: £17,076.00 to £22,204.00

 

Have you successfully supported or taught children and young people? Would you appreciate a change from working in mainstream settings? Would you like to convert your skills and experience with young people into an accredited teaching qualification?

Releasing Potential’s independent special school, for children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, was established in 2017 and was rated ‘Good’ in all areas at its first full inspection in 2018.

We are looking for exceptional individuals to help vulnerable students progress in education. In return, we offer an outstanding package of training, pay and holidays, the opportunity to join a dynamic and committed team, and the prospect of positively impacting the life chances of marginalised young people.

The role

Our provision consists of two elements: the Engage project provides a mixed full time education provision for secondary aged pupils with Education Health and Care Plans in place, who are in need of small scale provision. Engage has been running successfully in Havant since 2011, and in Chichester since 2014. We also run a Mentoring programme for pupils who struggle to cope, even in a small group.

We are looking for energetic individuals with a passion for the outdoors and ability to deliver outdoor education (and/or physical education) to Engage groups and/or to deliver outdoor education sessions on a one to one basis. The successful candidate will be working under the supervision of an experienced Team Leader and will be responsible for ensuring outdoor activities are delivered in line with existing schemes of work and National Governing Body standards.

Your role would be, in the case of Engage, to assist in the delivery of the outdoor education curriculum and to help manage the behaviour of the young people. In the case of mentoring, your role would be to deliver outdoor activities and manage behaviour one to one. Many of the young people display some challenging behaviour, so patience and a sense of humour are essential requirements, as is the ability to work flexibly in a fast moving professional environment. While experience of teaching and a first degree is desirable, it is not essential;more important is the ability to engage young people.

The offer

  • The salary range for Outdoor Education Mentor is £17,076 – £22,204 a year FTE.
  • Annual leave allowance is 32 days plus 8 bank holidays FTE.
  • A full package of free training is available, including Level 3 in the Management of Challenging Behaviour*, First Aid*, Safeguarding*, Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training, MiDAS (minbus driver training)*, National Water Safety Management Programme, Countryside Leaders Award, and a range of National Governing Body qualifications.

* Denotes compulsory training

In both Engage and Mentoring, the people we are looking for will be able to demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Ability to deliver outdoor education and/or physical education
  • Compassion for young people who face barriers to inclusion
  • Ability to stay calm in confrontational situations
  • Confidence to work with groups of young people and one to one
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a good sense of fun
  • A full driving licence is essential.

Job Type: Full or part time (term time only will be considered)

Salary: £17,076.00 to £22,204.00 /year

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

This is an ongoing opportunity – there is no closing date but please do express your interest as soon as possible to ensure we can accomoodate you!

For more information on Releasing Potential check out our website: www.releasingpotential.com 

To apply please contact Catherine Brennan via catherine@releasingpotential.com

Download the Job Description here

 

SEN Mentor - Havant and/or Chichester

Salary range: £17,076.00 to £22,204.00

 

Have you successfully supported or taught children and young people? Would you appreciate a change from working in mainstream settings? Would you like to convert your skills and experience with young people into an accredited teaching qualification?

Releasing Potential’s independent special school, for children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, was established in 2017 and was rated ‘Good’ in all areas at its first full inspection in 2018.

We are looking for exceptional individuals to help vulnerable students progress in education. In return, we offer an outstanding package of training, pay and holidays, the opportunity to join a dynamic and committed team, and the prospect of positively impacting the life chances of marginalised young people.

The role

Our provision consists of two elements: the Engage project provides a mixed full time education provision for secondary aged pupils with Education Health and Care Plans in place, who are in need of small scale provision. Engage has been running successfully in Havant since 2011, and in Chichester since 2014. We also run a Mentoring programme for pupils who struggle to cope, even in a small group.

We are looking for energetic individuals to assist with Engage groups and/or to deliver mentoring provision on a one to one basis. The successful candidate will be working under the supervision of an experienced Team Leader; you will liaise with home, and build strong positive relationships with each student. Students attend Releasing Potential Engage five days a week and study a range of subjects. Our core curriculum consists of: Maths, English, Outdoor Education, PSD and Food Studies.

Your role would be, in the case of Engage, to assist in the delivery of the curriculum and to help manage the behaviour of the young people. In the case of mentoring, your role would be to deliver the curriculum and manage behaviour one to one. Many of the young people display some challenging behaviour, so patience and a sense of humour are essential requirements, as is the ability to work flexibly in a fast moving professional environment. While experience of teaching and a first degree is desirable, it is not essential;more important is the ability to engage young people.

The offer

  • The salary range for Engage Assistant or Mentor is £17,076.00 to £22,204.00 a year FTE.
  • Annual leave allowance is 32 days plus 8 bank holidays FTE.
  • A full package of free training is available, including Level 3 in the Management of Challenging Behaviour*, First Aid*, Safeguarding*, Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training, MiDAS (minbus driver training)*, National Water Safety Management Programme, Countryside Leaders Award, and a range of National Governing Body qualifications.

* Denotes compulsory training

In both Engage and Mentoring, the people we are looking for will be able to demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Ability to deliver core subjects up to Level 1
  • Compassion for young people who face barriers to inclusion
  • Ability to stay calm in confrontational situations
  • Confidence to work with groups of young people and one to one
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a good sense of fun
  • A full driving licence is essential.

Job Type: Full time & part time (term time only will also be considered)

Salary: £17,076.00 to £22,204.00 /year

This is an ongoing opportunity – there is no closing date but please do express your interest as soon as possible to ensure we can accomoodate you!

For more information on Releasing Potential check out our website: www.releasingpotential.com 

To apply please contact Catherine Brennan via catherine@releasingpotential.com

Download the Job Description here

 

Address:

Releasing Potential
Unit 7 Kingscroft Court
Ridgway
Havant
Hampshire
PO9 1LS

Charity No: 1097440
Company No: 04622100

Telephone:

023 9247 9762

Email:

info@releasingpotential.com

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