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If you are interested in joining our amazing community at Smart Multi Academy Trust, please browse available openings on our website.

 

There you will find supporting documents available to download and contact information for each of our open roles. We encourage prospective candidates to speak to us before applying, so please do ring on 0191-255-9351 to speak to someone.

Learning Support Assistant & Lunch Supervisor

Permanent, Term Time Only

Posted date:  

21/10/2021

Closing date:  

12/11/2021, Mid-day

Learning Support Assistant Level 2 - N3 (18,562 pro rata)
Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant - N2 (£18,198 pro rata)

Wyndham Primary School

Learning Support Assistant - 24.5 hours per week
Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant - 5 hours per week
29.5 hours per week in total

Wyndham Primary School is seeking to recruit an experienced Learning Support Assistant to join our fervent and committed team. This school has Academy status and is one of eight schools within the Smart Multi-Academy Trust, which is committed to providing the highest quality support for teaching and learning; the employer will be the Trust.

 

Wyndham Primary School is a vibrant, warm and welcoming place. The successful candidate will join a dedicated, hardworking team who are committed to supporting all aspects of impactful education whilst maintaining an organised, decisive, and caring approach to a busy classroom. We are seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking and dedicated Support Assistant to join our committed and exceptional school support team. This is a highly valued and dynamic position so it is essential that the successful candidate can demonstrate or evidence the key skills outlined in the person specification.

 

This post includes indoor/outdoor lunchtime supervision. The working pattern for this post is Mon & Fri 8:30am-1:30pm | Tues - Thurs 8:30am-3:30pm. Additional hours may sometimes be offered to cover for training or sickness absences.

 

The Trust is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks. As this post involves working with children and dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage, even if you indicate otherwise. Any offer of employment will be conditional to all relevant checks.

 

Informal discussions and school visits are most welcome - to arrange a telephone conversation or a visit, please contact School Business Manager Ms. Casey Pearcy at the email address below.

 

To learn more about the school and to access a link to the application pack, please visit our website at www.wyndham.smartacademies.net. To apply, you must submit a covering letter, the completed application form, and the Safer Recruitment form by email to Ms. Pearcy at recruitment.wps@smartacademies.net. Please note we cannot accept postal applications. 

 

Closing Date: Fri 12 Nov 2021, mid-day 12 pm
Shortlisting Date: Fri 12 Nov 2021
Interviews: Week Commencing 15 Nov 2021

 

THIS IS A CATEGORY ‘E’ POST

Please note that in all cases, written reference will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise. The Academy is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The appointment of the successful candidate will depend upon a satisfactory enhanced criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other recruitment and vetting checks.

Support Assistant Level 2 (EY/KS1) - 2 x roles available

Temporary Contract, Term Time Only

Posted date:  

21/10/2021

Closing date:  

01/11/2021, 5pm

N3 £18,562-£18,933 per annum pro rata (Actual £13,060-£13,321 per annum)

Stocksfield Avenue Primary School

31.25 hours per week

The Governors of Stocksfield Avenue Primary School are seeking to recruit a versatile and nurturing Support Assistant to work in our Early Years/KS1 classes for 5 days per week. The ideal candidate will have experience of supporting pupils and be committed to provide high quality learning and developing independence in pupils. Experience working with SEND pupils is desirable.

 

We wish to appoint a motivated and passionate Learning Support Assistant who will make a significant contribution to our school. Candidates must demonstrate good teamwork skills, be committed to raising standards and be able to contribute to the future success of the school and Academy Trust. SMART Multi Academy Trust comprises of eight primary schools in Newcastle. The employer will be the Trust.

 

The successful candidate will join a dedicated and talented team who are passionate about raising standards whilst providing memorable experiences through the curriculum and play to prepare our children for life.  A good understanding of early language acquisition and the ability to develop early language skills is essential. 

 

Informal discussions are most welcome - to arrange a telephone conversation please contact Kelly Oliver (SBM) by email at Kelly.oliver@smartacademies.net.   

 

Please download an application pack from www.northeastjobs.org.uk under Newcastle City Council. If required, a hard copy application pack can be obtained by emailing: recruitment.saps@smartacademies.net or from the school office.

 

Please submit a Covering letter, completed Application Form (Part A, B, and C), and Safe Recruitment Form to: recruitment.saps@smartacademies.net or hand deliver to: Kelly Oliver, School Business Manager, Stocksfield Avenue Primary School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE5 2DQ marked Private and Confidential. We would not recommend postal applications at this time.

 

Informal visits to school are encouraged on 21st October, 22nd October and 1st November. Please call our office on 0191 2748434 to book. There is also some availability over half term.

 

Closing Date: 01/11/2021 at 5pm                      

Interviews:  04/11/2021

 

THIS IS A CATEGORY "E" POST.
Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.   

SMART Multi Academy Trust is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicants will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and satisfy a range of pre-employment checks.

Volunteer School Counsellor/Psychotherapist (VSC/P)

(Child counselling and psychotherapy)

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The Board of Trustees of Smart Multi Academy Trust is seeking to develop working relationships with the Northern Guild by offering placement opportunities for counselling and psychotherapy students. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a multi-agency-faceted role where students will be welcome to develop their skills across a number of disciplines across the eight schools in the Trust.
 

Overall purpose of the role: To provide emotional and therapeutic support to children aged 4-11 within the school based counselling service, whilst working within the BACP/UKCP ethical framework for counselling professionals (or other relevant Professional body) to improve and maintain the mental health and well-being of children.
 

Duties and responsibilities: The successful candidate will be required to work within the developing guidelines of the SMART Multi Academy Trust:

 

  • To provide one to one counselling or therapeutic work within the SMART school counselling service for children aged 4–11 years old in an allocated school.  The number of allocated sessions will depend on relevant experience and the availability of the student.
  • To provide a counselling needs assessment with parents/carers for children accessing counselling.
  • Manage their own caseload diary, ensuring accurate record keeping and working in-line with the Trust’s safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Create and maintain excellent working relationships with parents and school staff. Liaise with the appropriate professionals in relation to the child.
  • Provide information and case material to contribute to the annual evaluation report.  
  • The Volunteer School Counsellor/Psychotherapist (VSC/P) will be required to work in-line with SMART’s confidentiality and information sharing policy.
  • To work alongside and be supported by pastoral leads within school settings to work with identified children, including, where appropriate, liaising with external agencies.
     

Clinical Supervision: Successful VSC/Ps will be responsible for their own clinical supervision arrangements that comply with their course requirements.  Within school, they will report to the school SENDCo who will provide line management supervision and ongoing support.  The Trust is dedicated to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of our children. As a result, the Trust will contribute to the costs of clinical supervision and we would be happy to discuss this with successful candidates.
 

Closing date for applications: Applications are welcome over the course of the year and informal interviews with prospective candidates will be held at a mutually convenient time.
 

Applying

If you decide to apply for this post, please complete the Smart Multi Academy Trust application form and all supporting documentation.

 

Smart Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Please note that in all cases, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.
 

Please send all completed applications and supporting documentation to enquiries@smartacadmies.net for the attention of Jenny Spoors, Administration and Finance Support Officer.

 

Volunteer School Counsellor/Psychotherapist (VSC/P)

(Adult counselling and psychotherapy)

Posted date:  

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Closing date:  

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Enter location

Enter job hours, e.g. Full-time

The Board of Trustees of Smart Multi Academy Trust is seeking to develop working relationships with the Northern Guild by offering placement opportunities for counselling and psychotherapy trainees.  This is an excellent opportunity to work in a multi-agency-faceted role where trainees will be welcome to develop their skills across a number of disciplines within the eight schools in the Trust.

 

Overall purpose of the role: To provide emotional and therapeutic support to parents and staff within the school based counselling service, whilst working within the BACP/UKCP ethical framework for counselling professionals (or other relevant Professional body) to improve and maintain the mental health and well-being of adult stakeholders.

 

Duties and responsibilities:  The successful candidate will be required to work within the developing guidelines of the SMART Multi Academy Trust:

 

  • To provide one to one counselling or therapeutic work within the SMART school counselling service for parents and staff in an allocated school.  The number of allocated sessions will depend on relevant experience, service requirements and the availability of the student.
  • Manage their own caseload diary, working in-line with the Trust’s safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Create and maintain excellent working relationships with parents and school staff. Liaise with the appropriate professionals in relation to the adult.
  • The Volunteer School Counsellor/Psychotherapist (VSC/P) will be required to work in-line with SMART’s confidentiality and information sharing policy.
  • To work alongside and be supported by pastoral leads within school settings to work with identified families, including, where appropriate, liaising with external agencies.

 

Clinical Supervision: Successful VSC/Ps will be responsible for their own clinical supervision arrangements that comply with their course requirements.  Within school, they will report to the school SENDCo who will provide line management supervision and ongoing support.  The Trust is dedicated to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of our families and staff, as a result, the Trust will contribute to the costs of clinical supervision and we would be happy to discuss this with successful candidates.

 

Closing date for applications: Applications are welcome over the course of the year and informal interviews with prospective candidates will be held at a mutually convenient time.

 

Applying

If you decide to apply for this post, please complete the Smart Multi Academy Trust application form and all supporting documentation.

 

Smart Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Please note that in all cases, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

 

Please send all completed applications and supporting documentation to enquiries@smartacadmies.net for the attention of Jenny Spoors, Administration and Finance Support Officer.

 

Contact Us

Smart Multi Academy Trust

Wyndham Primary School, Montagu Avenue,

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4SB

Smart Multi Academy Trust is a company registered in England and Wales.

Company registration no. 10257723. Registered office address

Wyndham Primary School, Montagu Avenue, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4SB

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