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Receptionist/Admin Assistant

Pay Scale: Band A Point 4 plus SEN allowance (£22,053 actual)
Hours: 37 per week, Term Time Only
Required: April 2024

Treetops School is seeking to appoint a Receptionist/Admin Assistant.  We are a special academy catering for pupils with a wide range of needs including moderate learning difficulties, speech and communication difficulties, autism and general developmental delay.  We have been judged outstanding by Ofsted in our last four inspections, the most recent being February 2020. The school is also the lead for the Thurrock Teaching School Alliance (TTSA). 

The receptionist is the first point of contact for visitors to the school, parents, staff and children. As the ‘face’ of the school the receptionist should be welcoming, personable, helpful and able to represent the school in a professional and friendly manner. In addition, it is essential that the person for this role is organized, able to multi-task, work flexibly and have a ‘can do’ approach to work, as no two days are the same. The receptionist is also required to assist with various administrative tasks in the general office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reception

  • To be the first point of contact for visitors to the school, extending a warm welcome to callers – including parents, visitors, contractors and delivery staff.

  • To deal effectively with telephone calls, transferring callers to relevant staff and taking and passing on messages as required. 

  • To follow safeguarding procedures by issuing passes and lanyards to visitors, ensuring that visitors are signed into the school and checking DBS information for visitors. 

  • Communicating with parents regarding all aspects of school life, receiving and passing on information between parents and teachers in a timely manner with minimum disruption to lessons. 

  • To ensure that the reception area remains tidy and that literature and forms are updated and replenished as necessary.  

  • To receive and sign for all packages and deliveries 

  • To sort and distribute all incoming post. 

  • To frank all outgoing mail.

General Administration Duties

  • Collate registers and check absences. 

  • Check dinner registers and liaise with school kitchen 

  • Maintaining and updating school information, records and databases. 

  • Assist with the delivery of stationery, materials and resources to classes and ensure that stock levels are maintained.  

  • Assist with arrangements for visits by school nurse, photographer, etc. 

  • Assist with arrangements for recruitment exercises and events 

Closing date for applications:  Thursday 11 April 2024
Interviews: week commencing:  15 April 2024


Visits to the school are strongly encouraged, subject to government guidelines, and can be arranged by contacting Mrs K Lambie on 01375 372723 or email klambie@treetops.thurrock.sch.uk .
 
An application form can be downloaded above and submitted either by hand, post or email marked for the attention of the HR Manager Kay Lambie along with a letter of application.
 

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check, satisfactory references and the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.
 

BCBA Behaviour Analyst

Working Hours: 37 hours per week, Mon -Fri term time only

Salary: Approximately £38,000

Pension: Occupational Pension Scheme

 

Required – As soon as possible

Apply by - 5th April 2024

 

Due to the continuing expansion of this forward-looking and innovative Special School we are seeking to employ a qualified BCBA Behaviour Analyst

 

 

Responsible to:  VB (Verbal Behaviour Manager) 

 

Duties & Responsibilities:    The behaviour analyst role is to lead a team delivering an education programme based on the theory of Applied Behaviour Analysis to children with a diagnosis of Autism, or related communication impairments. The role involves supporting classes of students who have individualised ABA programmes, based on Skinner’s analysis of verbal behaviour. As a school, we are a team of behaviour analysts who work collaboratively across a range of specialisms offering supervision, support and mentoring. 

 

   Key aspects of the role include:

  • Liaising with class instructors and supervising their practice within their role

  • Liasing with families, medical and social care professionals

  • Supporting staff management for allocated classes 

  • Providing direct intervention within classes as well as ongoing training for class teams

  • Flagging and advising on any behaviour support or progress concerns

  • Supporting with crisis/emergency protocols

  • Analysing behaviour support and progress for all classes and making adaptations where necessary

  • Completing CEUs/supervision (depending on credentials) 

  • Writing individualised behaviour support plans

 

We would welcome applications from people with energy, patience and a genuine commitment to working with young people aged 5-19 with a wide range of complex and sometimes very challenging learning difficulties and behaviour.

 

Behaviour Analyst applicants would be preferable, but supervision can be provided for the right applicant with a master's degree from a verified course sequence to complete the BCBA/UK-BA credential. 

 

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.  This can be arranged by contacting Mrs Lambie on 01375 372723 or by emailing admin@treetops.thurrock.sch.uk  Please also take time to view our most recent pupil video on our website.

 

An application form can be downloaded from our website www.treetopsschool.org and submitted either by hand, post or email (admin address) marked for the attention of the Mrs K Lambie, HR Manager.

 

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check and satisfactory references.

ABA Tutor/Learning Support ABA Tutors

Salary: 

  • Full time: £17,411 (5 days)

  • Part time: £10,447 (3 days)


Hours:

08:45 – 15:30


Posts available: 

  • Full time: Monday – Friday

  • Part time: Monday – Wednesday (3 days) OR Wednesday – Friday (3 days)


Start date:

Immediate - Full training to be provided 


Job Description: 
Join our team at Treetops Learning Community as an ABA Tutor. In the VB department, we use behaviour driven teaching interventions to encourage positive outcomes in our students. Tutors deliver students programmes on a 1:1, 1:2 or small groups basis to improve their learning, as well as their social and emotional wellbeing. We would like to hire tutors who are enthusiastic, and with a drive to making a difference to pupils with special education needs (SEN). All tutors receive extensive training on implementing programmes to increase the pupils’ communication, socialisation, self-regulation, academic and daily living skills. 
Duties: 
•    Deliver teaching to pupils, following their individualised programmes. 
•    Work with pupils in natural environment.
•    Support students in participation with activities.
•    Follow individualised behaviour reduction plans. 
•    Provide and encourage independence in personal care. 
•    Daily upkeep of programme folders. 
•    Follow safeguarding procedures 

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check, satisfactory employment references and the successful completion of a 6-month probationary period.

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