Telephone: 01375 372723 | Email: admin@treetops.thurrock.sch.uk | Buxton Road, Grays, Essex, RM16 2WU

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Job Opportunities

Learning Support ABA Tutors

Hours are 27.5 per week (8:50-15.30), term time only, Monday – Friday

Salary: £16,740 per annum

Pension: Occupational Pension Scheme

Required:  As soon as possible

There are 2 new posts available to support a young adult on a 2:1 basis in our 6th Form College.  Treetops is a forward-looking and innovative Special School with three consecutive `Outstanding’ Ofsteds. We can offer a great team work ethic and a fun, sociable and rewarding environment where you can truly make a difference to our more vulnerable students.

You will work as part of 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. ABA is defined as an applied natural science devoted to developing and analysing procedures that produce effective and beneficial changes in behaviour.  The role involves following an individual programme designed specifically for each student which will also include plotting data at the end of each day for analysis.

We would welcome applications from people who have experience of working with young adults with ASD or similar learning difficulties.  You will have energy, patience and a genuine commitment to working with young people with complex and sometimes very challenging learning difficulties and behaviour.

Training opportunities can and will be provided for successful candidates.  Appointees will also receive positive handling training as part of their induction.  Due to the unique nature of this role, we require candidates to come in for a day as part of the short-listing process, prior to interview, to ensure that we appoint people who fully understand what the job entails.

For tutors with the relevant qualifications there may be opportunities for supervision towards their BCBA/BCaBA credential, if school budgets allow (reviewed annually).

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 months probationary period.

Please download and complete our Support Staff application form available at www.treetopsschool.org (About us, Job Opportunities).

To download a Job Description for this role please click here.

Teaching Assistant – Treetops School

Pay Scale: New Thurrock Local Government Scale, Band A point 3 – 5 (approx. £13,700 actual)

25 hrs per week – 45.8 wks per year (1 extra paid week after 5 years of service)

Required – 20 February 2023

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work in partnership with a class teacher to support pupils’ learning.

Previous experience of working with children with special educational needs whilst not essential, is preferable.

Treetops School is 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).

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have a commitment and passion to work with pupils with a wide and diverse range of SEN
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Are versatile and able to support our teachers in delivering a high standard of learning to pupils of all abilities.
  • Want to be a member of a creative and dynamic staff team with high expectations for our pupils

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in a successful and supportive environment
  • Motivated children who are willing to learn
  • Well equipped and resourced classrooms
  • Continued professional development

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 below and submitted either by hand, post or email (admin address) marked for the attention of the Mrs K Lambie, HR Manager.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 25 January 2023

Interviews: week commencing 30 January 2023

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Deputy Headteacher – Free School

Payscale: Leadership Points L18-L24
Reporting to: Headteacher
Required for September 2023

Have YOU got what it takes?….. to inspire, to lead, to innovate
Can YOU make the difference?………..to our students, our families and community
As we enter phase 3 of the opening of Treetops Free School, we are excited to appoint a Deputy Headteacher. Treetops Free School has a career defining opportunity for an exceptional person, who is passionate about leading on supporting our students with a wide range of special educational needs. As Deputy Headteacher at Treetops Free School, part of the Treetops Learning Community, you will have the chance to lead and shape our schools and deliver the kind of education you always wanted to. Working with the Headteachers and SLT, you will set the vision for the future of the schools, ensuring we have the right people and plans in place to see that our young people – whatever their needs – leave the Treetops Learning Community feeling proud of what they have achieved and what they are capable of.
That is why we are looking for someone who is pretty unique. Ultimately, you are an outstanding teacher who has a genuine passion and working knowledge of SEND. But, as importantly, you are someone who is resilient, innovative and has the type of enthusiasm that is infectious, so that you bring about change in a positive way. You are also sensitive, respectfully challenging, patient and kind: just the type of leader our young people, staff and community can relate to.
If you are ambitious about making the ordinary, or even the extraordinary possible for children and young people and share our forward-thinking, open-minded values then we would love to hear from you.
Treetops Free School officially opened in September 2021, but did not move into our new building until September 2022. We currently have 110 pupils on roll, expanding to 144 in September 2023, catering for pupils from 5-16. We are the newest member of the Treetops Learning Community which has been providing specialist education for students since 1960 to enable them to learn, thrive and achieve. Treetops School is an Ofsted “outstanding” Special School and Sixth Form for students aged 5 – 19, Treetops Free School aims to provide an equally outstanding level of provision. We are all person-centred, we thrive through challenge, we are caring and we are creative.
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and innovative Deputy Head to work across both schools in partnership with the Treetops Deputy Head, who has:
• High expectations of our students’ learning and a commitment to providing education that promotes excellent progress and improves life chances, by taking the ‘dis’ out of disability
• Experience of successfully leading and managing a transdisciplinary team to ensure young people are prepared for adulthood
• Experience of being an effective senior leader in an educational setting
• Extensive teaching experience with young people with a wide range of special education needs
• Experience of leading curriculum development involving multiple stakeholders
• A sound understanding of, and commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
• Experience of leading, managing and supporting the development of colleagues through coaching or mentoring.
Interested in finding out more? Come and visit Treetops Free School, contact Sandra Slade to arrange a visit on 01375 372723 (Option 2) or email sslade@treetops.thurrock.sch.uk
Closing date for applications: Monday 20th February at Midday.
Interview Day: w/c 6th March 2023.
Interview day consists of,
Meeting with the student council, In-tray task & presentation, teach a Secondary Lesson and a formal interview.
Treetops Learning Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

Learning Support ABA Tutors

Hours are 27.5 per week (8:50-15.30), term time only, Monday – Friday

Salary: £15,036 per annum

Pension: Occupational Pension Scheme

There are new posts available due to the continued expansion of this forward-looking and innovative Special School with three consecutive `Outstanding’ Ofsteds. We can offer a great team work ethic and a fun, sociable and rewarding environment where you can truly make a difference to our more vulnerable students.

  • The tutor posts are to work as part of 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. ABA is defined as an applied natural science devoted to developing and analysing procedures that produce effective and beneficial changes in behaviour.  The role involves following an individual programme designed specifically for each student which will also include plotting data at the end of each day for analysis.

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.

Training opportunities can and will be provided for successful candidates.  Appointees will also receive positive handling training as part of their induction.  Due to the unique nature of this role, we require candidates to come in for a day as part of the short-listing process, prior to interview, to ensure that we appoint people who fully understand what the job entails.

With experience, tutors will be given the opportunity to complete the 40-hour RBT (Registered Behaviour Technician) training requirements and competency assessment, as well as being provided with ongoing supervision to maintain this credential.

For tutors with the relevant qualifications there may be opportunities for supervision towards their BCBA/BCaBA credential, if school budgets allow (reviewed annually).

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.

Please download and complete our Support Staff application form available at www.treetopsschool.org (About us, Job Opportunities)

To download a Job Description for the role of ABA tutor, please click here.

Don’t hesitate to send us an application, as we recruit on a rolling basis.


ABA Tutors (No experience necessary – full training will be given)

Hours are: 11 per week (Mondays and Tuesdays 8:50-15.30)

Salary £6,014 per annum (actual)

Start Date asap

There are new posts available due to the continued expansion of this forward-looking and innovative Special School with three consecutive `Outstanding’ Ofsteds. We can offer a great team work ethic and a fun, sociable and rewarding environment where you can truly make a difference to our more vulnerable students.

  • The tutor posts are to work as part of 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. ABA is defined as an applied natural science devoted to developing and analysing procedures that produce effective and beneficial changes in behaviour.  The role involves following an individual programme designed specifically for each student which will also include plotting data at the end of each day for analysis.

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.

Training opportunities can and will be provided for successful candidates.  Appointees will also receive positive handling training as part of their induction.  Due to the unique nature of this role, we require candidates to come in for a day as part of the short-listing process, prior to interview, to ensure that we appoint people who fully understand what the job entails.

With experience, tutors will be given the opportunity to complete the 40-hour RBT (Registered Behaviour Technician) training requirements and competency assessment, as well as being provided with ongoing supervision to maintain this credential.

For tutors with the relevant qualifications there may be opportunities for supervision towards their BCBA/BCaBA credential, if school budgets allow (reviewed annually).

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.

Please download and complete our Support Staff application form available below.

 

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