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Creative Arts Therapist (Art / Music / Drama) Part Time

Job Title: Creative Arts Therapist

Salary: Equivalent to £40,075 FTE pro rata 39 weeks.  Actual salary =  £20,246.

Hours: Part Time (22.5 hrs per week), permanent, term-time only.

To Apply: Please complete the attached application form and submit using our portal (button above) before mid-day on Friday 8th July 2022.

Interviews: planned to be held on Thursday 14th July 2022.

 

We are keen to appoint a fully qualified, enthusiastic, skilled, and self-motivated Creative Arts Therapist, specialising in either Art, Music or Drama to support our students at the School for Inspiring Talents (SfIT).

 

School for Inspiring Talents is an independent therapeutic day school in Devon that supports students aged 5-16 who have experienced childhood difficulties or trauma. All of our students have Education, Health, and Care Plans (EHCPs) and have Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.

 

At SfIT we are passionate about providing high quality support, care, and nurture to allow our inspiring young people to truly flourish. Our unique, therapeutic approach to education helps to ensure that our students have their social, emotional, and mental health needs fully met, supporting them to thrive.

 

It is our intention that every student will achieve their potential and the role of Creative Arts Therapist is integral to this vision.  The ideal candidate will work with an integrative evidence-based approach and be a team player who is able to work independently within the school to manage their own caseload.  They will be a reflective and empathic practitioner  and will work as part of our skilled Multi-Disciplinary Team and and will be supported by our Head of MDT.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity within a caring and expanding organisation, working alongside colleagues who are passionate about supporting young people who have experienced trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.  As an organisation we place a strong emphasis on wellbeing and there is a an excellent employee wellbeing and benefit scheme.  You will also benefit from ongoing clinical supervision, support and exciting CPD opportunities.

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share our commitment. This role requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.

 

This is a part time vacancy for 22.5 hours a week.  The hours/days covered are subject to discussion and agreement and can be flexible. 

 Please email Scarlett Guest, our HR Lead at [email protected] with any further queries you may have or to arrange a visit to our school sites.

Experienced Teacher

Job Title: Teacher (experienced)

Salary: Main Pay Scale 3 – Upper Pay Scale 3

Hours: Full time, permanent, term-time only.

Required for September 22 or January 2023 (this start date is flexible for the right candidate). 

 

Do you want to:

Make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable students in our area? 

Express a passion for creative learning and teaching, being allowed the space to develop individuals with a more adaptive curriculum than mainstream? 

Work for a high-trust organisation that values relationships and collaboration?

 

School for Inspiring Talents (SfIT) is keen to appoint an experienced class teacher to nurture our unique cohort of students; engaging and inspiring them with exceptional learning and teaching that overcomes barriers and sets high expectations.

 

SfIT is an independent therapeutic day school for pupils aged 5-16 years who have experienced childhood trauma and/or adverse childhood experiences, exhibiting Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties making it difficult for them to flourish within a mainstream setting.  We currently have two school sites in Devon (Newton Abbot and Ashburton) and to ensure we build the very best team; we would work to accommodate candidate preferences on both geographical role location and Key Stage.

 

You will be proactive, resilient, and committed to striving for excellence, putting our students first in every aspect of school life. Our ideal candidate is a middle leader who can coach other staff members, supporting a culture of outstanding provision and living our school motto – ‘Be the best we can be’. You will take on subject leadership or lead an area for development within the school, championing our trauma informed approach, always aligning closely to our core vision. We are particularly interested in hearing from teachers who are passionate about leading in PSHE/RSE, Science and Computing. However, this is not a deal-breaker – above all we want the right people, who share our beliefs and values.

 

This vacancy has come about due to one of our teachers being supported and developed to move into a new role within our organisation to fulfil their personal career aspirations and goals. This, therefore, is a fantastic opportunity to join motivated and dynamic colleagues within an expanding company, with the potential for further career opportunities and personal development. Working alongside our own Multi-Disciplinary Team, the role is ideal for an ambitious professional who constantly wants to progress their own and the wider team’s knowledge and practice.

 

Unfortunately, this role is not suitable for a Early Career Teacher, due to the element of middle leadership we ideally wish to seek. However, we welcome applications from teachers returning to the profession or who are earlier on in their career journey and feel they have the capability to do more and be a changemaker!

 

We are committed to transforming the lives of our students and their families, which is why we invest in the very best staff. As an organisation we place a strong emphasis on staff wellbeing – ongoing clinical supervision is provided as a sign of our commitment to team welfare and we have an excellent employee benefit scheme including private medical insurance, NEST pension, mindfulness events and more.

 

Please visit our website https://sfit.org.uk/ and watch our film to see how we make a difference to young people’s lives. Visits to our school to meet our team and students are actively encouraged; please email Scarlett Guest ([email protected]) to arrange a tour or with any further queries you may have.

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. This role requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.

 

Please complete the attached application form and submit to Scarlett Guest by 9am on 11th July.  

Interview date: 18th and/or 19th July

Learning Support Assistant

Job Title: Learning Support Assistant

Hours: 37 Hours per week, 39 weeks per year, term time only.

Salary: £19,348 per annum – £26,605 FTE dependent on experience (£16,000 – £22,000 actual salary working term time only – 39 weeks per year)

Duration: Permanent. Required for September 2022, but this start date is flexible for the right candidate.

 

Do you believe that every child deserves a fresh start every day? 

Do you believe that learning can take place anywhere, any time?

 

School for Inspiring Talents (SfIT) is an independent day school, with sites in Newton Abbot and Ashburton supporting the most vulnerable young people in society aged 5-16; those children who do not find it easy to fit into existing educational provision. It is our intention that every student will achieve their full potential in both academic and personal development. We provide an alternative to residential education, working with parents and carers to support our students to develop independence and social skills.

 

All of our children have social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) challenges, which can be exacerbated by being on the autistic spectrum. By combining our therapeutic methods with creative activities and a specialist curriculum, our staff work together to ensure we have the greatest possible impact on our students’ emotional and educational development.

 

As a Learning Support Assistant based at our school(s) you will be a key member of a close-knit and supportive team, working together to enhance the education of our students. The needs of the students at our school always come first, this means that flexibility is key – from day to day you may be working with students 1:1, in small groups or supporting the class teacher in whole class activities. This is a great opportunity for determined and resilient professionals, with excellent opportunities to build your skills and experience within a growing school.

 

We are always looking to develop and progress our staff and should you think this role is for you, we’d be happy to talk at interview about your next steps and career journey.  All of our team benefit from clinical supervision and a comprehensive employee benefits package, which includes health insurance and wellbeing activities. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment. This role requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please note that this post is 37 hours per week term time only, working Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 4.30pm and Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm. Part time applications will be considered.

The closing date is June 30th 2022 and completed application forms should be emailed to Scarlett Guest, HR Officer at [email protected]

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