General Teacher with SEN experience

Competitive Salary

37.5 hours a week

Closing date Wednesday 12th August 2020

At Orbis Education and Care we support children, young people and adults with needs associated with autism, we provide specialist schools, community homes, and a community-based work-skills service.

We are currently on the lookout for a General Teacher to join our team. We are looking for someone who can bring their passion and drive to work every day and who can help our team continue to do an amazing job. Should you join us you will be joining a company that believes in a person-centred approach that places integrity, teamwork and the support of all our individuals at the heart of everything we do.

You will be responsible for the overall aim of providing high quality education and training programmes for Children and Young Adults with Autistic Spectrum Syndrome.

Key Responsibilities:

Professional values and attributes

  • Be actively involved in professional networks and learning communities which share and test beliefs and understandings with colleagues and contribute to the wider development of the school and profession.
  • Value the improvement of practice through reflection and taking responsibility for continuing professional development
  • Have high expectations of children and young people in order to improve outcomes and well-being for all learners.

Professional knowledge and understanding

  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the professional duties and responsibilities of teachers and the statutory framework within which they work.
  • Use understanding of the expectations, organisational arrangements and pedagogical approach in the key stages or phases before and/or after the ones they teach to inform their practice and planning.
  • Understand the key factors that affect children and young people’s learning and well-being.

Professional skills - Planning and target setting

  • Set challenging teaching and learning objectives that are guided by informed expectations of individual learners based on knowledge of the expected standards of the relevant age group and the range and content of work appropriate to learners in that age group.
  • Use teaching and learning objectives to plan lessons, and sequences of lessons, which clearly show how learners’ knowledge, skills and understanding will be assessed.
  • Personalise learning in order to address individual needs including seeking the views of learners on what would help them achieve their potential.
  • Identify resources to support learning that will stimulate and motivate all learners to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Work effectively as a team member and collaborate with colleagues to plan work and establish targets.

Monitoring and assessment

  • Use a range of monitoring and assessment strategies, including both formative and summative assessment, to evaluate learners’ progress towards planned learning objectives, and use this information to improve their own planning and teaching.
  • Meet the assessment requirements and arrangements for the subjects/curriculum areas and phases within which they teach, including those relating to public examinations and qualifications.
  • Use monitoring and assessment to identify and support learners including: those with additional learning needs; more able and talented learners; learners working below age-related expectations; learners failing to achieve their potential; and learners with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.

Teaching and managing learning

  • Establish and maintain effective learning environments where all learners feel safe, secure and confident.
  • Teach the required and expected skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to the needs of the leaner making appropriate use of relevant national guidance.
  • Make effective personalised provision in their teaching including taking practical account of diversity and promoting equality and inclusion.
  • Challenge instances of prejudice, stereotyping, bullying and harassment, in line with school policies and procedures.

    What we are looking for

    • Strong communicator with well-developed interpersonal skills.
    • Organised, energetic and self-motivated.
    • Demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative without immediate hands on support.
    • Ability to identify continuous improvement initiatives and ability to challenge status quo.
    • Strong IT sills and familiarity with Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point.
    • A high level of analytical, methodology and time management skills required.
    • A high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Experience of liaising with parents and external agencies and facilitating their active involvement with the pupil.
    • Experience in assessing and planning for the needs of young people with SEN / ASC.

    Professional Qualifications:

    • SEN Qualification
    • Qualified QTS or FE Qualification

    What’s in it for you?

    • Competitive salary scales which are bench marked regularly to ensure we are competitive with local market rate, alongside overtime opportunities.
    • The opportunity to achieve key qualifications to ensure you can continue to develop and challenge yourself.
    • A comprehensive learning and development programme to ensure everyone at Orbis has the opportunity to flourish and be the best they can be. This ranges from technical training to soft skills. Our career pathways are clearly mapped out, and we are proud to say that we have numerous examples of inspiring career stories of current employees who have progressed through the business, including up to Board level!
    • Competitive annual leave allowance.
    • Company pension scheme.
    • Regular recognition initiatives.
    • A competitive Refer a Friend scheme.
    • An invitation to our annual awards event!
    • Access to marketing leading reward platform PERKBOX, where you will have access to wide selection of great discounts!

    We also offer a wide range of additional benefits, dependant on role.

    Above all, you can look forward to joining an award-winning team who make a real difference to the lives of the individuals we support and do truly fulfilling work!

    Orbis Education and Care Ltd is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk. All applicants will be subject to a Safer Recruitment process and all appointments are subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure, satisfactory reference checks and any other suitability checks deemed essential for this role. We are committed to ensuring we provide a safe and secure environment for the individuals we support, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    If you are interested in this vacancy and would like to know more please contact a member of the Recruitment Team, alternatively please apply online.