Curriculum Leader- The Starting Point

Harrogate

Closing date: Wednesday, 12th Feb 2020

Salary £15.12 per hour/£29,090.88 per annum
Hours 37
Weeks 52
Annual Leave 25 days plus 10 Statutory holidays (pro-rata for part-time/term time roles)
Contract Permanent
Location Harrogate
DBS Enhanced with child barring

Click here to complete online application form or download application form and submit to recruitment@henshaws.org.uk

In order to support our valued team members we offer:

Pension scheme
Access to Health Scheme covering dental care/physiotherapy/birth grant etc
Access to confidential advice line covering legal advice, relationship issues, stress and anxiety
Access to free of charge independent counselling service
Free eye tests
Free of charge DBS check
35 days annual leave
Flexible work patterns
Enhanced sick pay
Long service awards
Career Progression
Opportunity to buy additional annual leave
Range of family friendly policies to support your work/life balance
Training package with opportunity to obtain range of Diplomas in Health and Social Care and other qualifications

Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate is a transformational place. Through our personalised approach to education, learning and care we empower young people aged 16-25 living with a disability to progress and live life the way they want.

We have high expectations for our learners. Our curriculum is broad and challenging and builds on our students’ existing skills and experiences.

We are now looking for a Curriculum Leader to work as part of the education team in ‘The Starting Point’ providing specialist learning for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD).

Job Summary

This role will has responsibility for a nominated students within The Starting Point Team – a specialist setting for autistic students at Henshaws Specialist College reporting to the Programme Leader – Starting Point. The post-holder will lead the curriculum development, delivery and quality assurance, and support the design of suitable and appropriate study programmes for learners to ensure they can meet their EHCP Outcomes, and maximise in their potential as adults.  It will include ongoing development working with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the programme offer is current and appropriate to the needs of students and funders.

The post holder will ensure high quality delivery and will monitor and manage instructors with a range of specialisms delivering across the programme area.

Key responsibilities will include:

Design, monitor and deliver the curriculum with the support of the programme leader to ensure that individual students’ needs are met, monitored and evaluated to a high standard.

To lead the self-assessment and quality improvement affecting designated students and their study programmes and curriculum. Contribute to the self-assessment and quality processes for the TSP programme area.

Contribute to pre-entry planning including timetabling, induction and baseline assessment, including the collection and collation of pre-entry achievements and support needs.

To uphold Henshaws values of Informed, Sharing, Proactive, Inspiring, Compassionate and Empowering.

The ideal candidate will possess:

Experience of managing and delivering highly individualised and personalised study programmes to young people with special educational needs and disabilities

Experience of teaching young people with autism and the range of pedagogies including intensive interaction, sensory integration, assistive technology and body awareness.

Qualified Teacher with a recognised teaching certificate

Closing date: Wednesday 12th February 2020 – 12 Noon 

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at www.henshaws.org.uk or contact the HR department on 01423 814510. 

Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details. Registered Charity No: 221888

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