Job Title: Literacy/Numeracy Intervention Worker
Responsible to: SENCo
Area of work: The post involves implementing and monitoring literacy interventions across the school – but predominantly Lower School.
Salary Scale: £18,000 – 19,500 depending on qualifications – more for an exceptional candidate. This post is part funded by pupil premium.
About the Role
Hours: Intervention Worker
8.30am – 4.30pm Mon- Thurs, 8.30am – 3.30pm Friday.
Term Time only plus 5 training days. Part time would be considered.
Base: The Grange Therapeutic School, Knossington, Leicestershire, LE15 8LY
• Colleagues within the education team and throughout The Grange.
• Families and carers of pupils at the School.
• External agencies who support children and young people at the School.
Conditions of Service: This post is subject to terms and conditions of the employment of Acorn Care and Education.
The nature of this role dictates that the post holder will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Please note that holding a positive disclosure may not automatically bar you from working with the organisation, however, a full risk assessment will be completed prior to making a recruitment decision.
The Grange is a specialist independent school which provides education, residential care and therapy for young people aged 8-18 with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) for Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, ASD or related conditions. Our comprehensive programme of tailored interventions is a fundamental element of the support which we provide.
We seek a Literacy Learning Mentor to support and enhance the academic progress of pupils within the School.
You will have to plan, implement and evaluate literacy interventions for pupils, reporting to the Intervention teacher and SENCO. This will be done with individual pupils or small groups.
You will need to have (or demonstrate willingness to develop):
• experience of working with children and young people
• an understanding of SEN
• ability to quickly build relationships with challenging pupils
• be able to work on your own initiative
• awareness of mental health needs of children and young people
This is a challenging role and you must be able to cope with stressful interpersonal situations whilst maintaining a high degree of professionalism.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• To work with the SENCO, Intervention Teacher and Head of English to identify pupils in need of additional interventions
• To plan, implement and evaluate interventions effectively with pupils. This may involve lone working on and off site
• To advise and report to senior staff
• To deliver training to staff and support initiatives to improve literacy across the school
• Undertake data collection, analysis, the production of reports and summaries, using appropriate IT
• To keep up to date with the latest good practice in the field of interventions
• To promote reading across the school
• Participate in school wide activities as appropriate
• To support out of classroom activities as part of a broad and varied curriculum.
Teaching, Training and Supervision:
• Undertake regular line management from the Intervention Teacher
• Receive regular CPD
• Attend external CPD and qualification courses pertaining to the role
Acorn Education and Care are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.