Role: Thrive Practitioner
Salary: £90 – 100/day
Contract: Temporary, potential temp to perm
Location: Taunton, Somerset
Responsible to: Clinical Director
Key Working Relationships: School Head/ School MDT/Regional Professional Lead/ Health Practitioners/School Staff/parents/Students/External Health Professionals
Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week (term time 40 weeks per year)
This job description is not a comprehensive definition of the post; duties may vary within this framework in line with its general character and level of responsibility entailed.
Purpose and summary of job:
To support the clinical team in working with individuals and groups of children in school who are experiencing emotional health and behavioural difficulties. This will be achieved through the delivery of targeted programmes including THRIVE.
The post holder will work with children and young people with high and low functioning autism with or without learning disabilities, challenging behaviour and mental health problems. The post holder will work within a specialist education service for children and young people and will work alongside education and care staff as part of a MDT.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
To make effective use of planned activities to deliver Thrive and other social and emotional programmes for children.
Through the development of positive relationships and mentoring to support class teachers and teaching assistants in working with children with social and emotional health difficulties in their settings.
To improve the academic outcomes for children with Social, Emotional Health problems
To support parents in understanding and meeting the social, emotional and physical needs of their children alongside other professionals within the school.
To support children through the development of positive relationships, pastoral support, and the promotion of self esteem
To carry out observations and assessments as required to monitor pupils’ progress.
To engage in planned activities with individual pupils and small groups to develop and promote positive emotional health and well-being.
To have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. To follow child protection and other related policies and good practice procedures.
To work closely with the clinical team by attending meetings as required
To provide information and reports in support of multi-agency meetings as required and promote the development of positive interagency working
To plan activities that would complement the Thrive programme
To work alongside all of the staff within school setting to promote and to share good practice.
To undertake additional duties as required, commensurate with the level of the job.
It is a condition of employment that staff do not disclose any information obtained in the course of their duties other than to those entitled to receive it. The post holder must ensure that the confidentiality of personal data remains secure and the terms of the Data Protection Act and relevant Group policies are met in respect of information held
The role will be Monday to Friday, term time only. This is a temporary, long term opportunity starting in September 2023.All applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.If this opportunity is something you would like to discuss further, please click ‘APPLY NOW’.