Oakwood School is part of the Cambian Group, one of the largest providers of specialist behavioural health services for children in the UK. Our school is a 38 week school providing education for children who have experienced complex trauma in their early years. We cater for up to 30 pupils aged 5 – 16 all of whom reside in one of 6 Cambian residential children’s homes located in and around Shrewsbury

The young people we educate and care for come to us with a huge variety of needs and difficulties. Our challenge is to help them build the hope, confidence, knowledge and skills to unlock their potential.

From innovative educational experiences to national curriculum programmes, supported by passionate teams of specialists and key workers, we actively enable each young person to achieve their personal best, all in an environment that best suits them.

About the role:

We require a motivated, skilled and resilient Class instructor. The role will suit an individual who can demonstrate energy and enthusiasm with a strong positive behaviour management ethos. Class sizes are small with TA support, all of our students need bespoke individualised learning.

You will have a flexible approach and will be able to meet the changing needs of our young people. You will be able to demonstrate experience of working with young people with complex needs, and have the confidence and skills to deal with the challenging behaviour that some of our young people can, at times, exhibit. We are looking for enthusiasm, willingness to learn and emotional resilience which are essential attributes. As Class Teacher, you will also direct and mentor classroom support staff.

Person Specification:

· Experience of working effectively as part of a team;

· Experience of teaching children and/or young people with Complex Trauma (desirable)

· Experience of planning, delivering and assessing learning activities appropriate to individuals’ needs and abilities;

· Experience of working successfully in situations which draw heavily on the ability to deal with difficult pressures and personal challenges.

You will join a supportive and experienced team of dedicated education and support staff.

Successful candidates will have to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post. Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care, we expect all staff to share this commitment. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks. Cambian is an equal opportunities employer.

Cambian will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury Class Instructor (CSE school) [SYS-3769]


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