Care Experienced Support Teacher (Virtual School) (REQ00682)
- Virtual School Team, 7 Mitchell Street, ML6 0EB
- £37,896 - £47,565 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 35 hours per week
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within Education and Families, for a Care Experienced Support Teacher to join the Virtual School Team.
What is the Virtual School?
North Lanarkshire’s vision is for all children and young people to achieve their full potential. The Virtual School is a small multi-disciplinary team, created to deliver an intensive service supporting children and young people who are care experienced.
The twin priorities of the Virtual School are;
To improve the health and well-being of care experienced children and young people and
To improve the educational attainment of care experienced children and young people
The Virtual School is not an actual physical school – any children and young people linked with the Virtual School continue to remain the responsibility of the school which they currently attend. The Virtual School links with all North Lanarkshire schools to ensure robust planning, monitoring and tracking of achievements and supports are in place, for care experienced children and young people who may require it.
The Care Experienced Support Teacher will work in collaboration with young people, their families and a variety of North Lanarkshire Council’s Education and Families staff including teachers, social workers, support staff and educational psychologists. Ongoing work may also include health professionals, training providers and employers, Who Cares? Scotland and any other appropriate partners as part of a multi-agency team supporting young people and their families.
This is a great opportunity for a suitably qualified teacher, preferably with previous experience of working with care experienced children and young people to work as part of a dynamic and dedicated team to deliver support focussing on improved outcomes for children and young people at a local and national level.
With a proven track record of successful and innovative teaching and learning, you will also have exceptional communication skills and a real desire to work collaboratively in order to deliver a common goal.
You will require to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to commencing in this role.
Any offer of appointment to this post is subject to satisfactory reference(s) and any other appropriate conditions.
If appointed we will contact your referee(s) by email to complete your reference(s).
Salaries will be in accordance with the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teacher (SNCT).
We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.
We have also adopted the Armed Forces Community Covenant to show our support for service personnel, veterans and their families. We offer a guaranteed interview for service leavers, spouses, reservists and veterans, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.
North Lanarkshire Council also supports a guaranteed interview for young people involved with The Promise who meet the essential criteria for the role. The Promise is a programme which supports care experienced young people to achieve their full potential.
The Plan for North Lanarkshire is to be the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit. The Council recognises that work is an important part of adult life and is critical to our wellbeing and shaping how we live. The Fair Work Convention’s Framework defines Fair Work as work that offers effective voice, fulfilment, opportunity, respect and security. We believe Fair Work can boost creativity, realise untapped potential and increase productivity. To find out more click on the link.
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The following link contains our Easy Read documents which will help explain the process and what happens during the selection process.
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