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.
If you would like to apply for one of the positions below, please complete an application form and send it to email@example.com.
Tutor (Havant or Chichester)
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.
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 salary range for Engage Assistant or Mentor is negotiable depending on experience.
- Annual leave allowance is 36 days including 8 bank holidays.
- A full package of 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!
Closing date for applications is 30th June 2019. If you have been shortlisted, interviews will take place at our Havant Office.
For more information on Releasing Potential check out our website: www.releasingpotential.com
SEND Mediator (part-time, employed basis)
Our SEND mediation team is expanding. We are looking to hire a mediator to work on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) mediation cases as part of the SEND appeals process. The role will involve casework including: telephone calls, report writing and case preparation, and other administrative tasks as well as some face-to-face mediation work.
The successful applicant will work from one of our bases (Havant or Chichester), but the role will require them to travel to mediation meetings and work away from base occasionally – for this reason a full clean driving licence is essential but a car will be provided for travel to and from face-to-face meetings. The successful candidate will hold, or be close to completing, a qualification in Mediation Skills (no less than 40 hours). Preference will be shown for candidates with some experience of leading a small team.
Full training, including a 12-hour course in SEND Mediation and registration as a SEND Mediator under the 2018 SEND Mediation Professional Standards, will be provided.
The closing date for expressions of interest/ applications is 31st July 2019.
To apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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