Learning and Wellbeing Practitioner - Running Deer C.I.C

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • Pay: Band 1: £22,750.00 - £25,750 FTE (based on 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per annum).

This a term time only position. We will consider applicants looking for full time term time only, or part time term time only.

Our Learning and Wellbeing Practitioners make up the core team of Running Deer School and our Intervention Programme at Running Deer C.I.C.

Working alongside other Learning and Wellbeing Practitioners, Project Workers and our Teachers, you will engage directly with our users and deliver high quality learning opportunities and therapeutic activities.

The majority of the day will be spent working one-to-one or two-to-one with a user in both outdoor and classroom settings.

Learning and Wellbeing Practitioner: Term Time only (full time term time only, or part time term time only)
• Deliver learning activities which fit in with the national curriculum and other award bodies such as ASDAN and Gateway Qualifications
• Develop and deliver project based learning as part of our students individualised educational learning plan
• Deliver therapeutic learning based around traditional, rural and bushcraft skills
• Deliver Running Deer School's Emotional Curriculum
• Deliver therapeutic activities involving animals
• Help to develop our user’s individualised learning plans
• Report daily on our user’s individualised learning plans
• Guide the personal development of our users
• Understand your role in safeguarding our users, clients and staff and work with one another, our safeguarding officers and external agencies to safeguard children and young people
• Act as a key worker for one or more of our users, and collate information from other learning and wellbeing practitioners
• Work in co-operation with our senior members of staff.

Person Specification
You must:
• be adaptable, display initiative, and be able to work independently; we value creativity and unique thinking
• demonstrate your ability to work and plan cooperatively
• demonstrate your ability to develop and deliver project based learning as part of an individualised education plan
• be able to enthuse and stimulate children and young people with additional physical, emotional, developmental or mental health needs to enable them to reach their full potential
• have excellent verbal and written communication skills
• be committed to continuing professional development
• be comfortable working with children and young people with additional physical, emotional, developmental, or mental health needs
• be able to approach your role empathetically and without prejudice while maintaining professional distance and neutrality.

Running Deer values highly any volunteering experience you might have. Please remember to include any voluntary experience when completing the application form.

Essential skills and qualifications:
• Excellent core skills (maths and english)
• Level 3 or higher qualifications (A-level or equivalent)
• A demonstrable understanding of information technology, including word processing, online platforms and reporting systems
• Experience of project based learning in an educational setting
• Experience in youth work, education, or community development in a sector with a focus on children and young people with special educational needs

Desirable skills and qualifications:
• Experience working in an outdoor environment
• De-escalation and restraint training (e.g TeamTeach)
• Emergency First Aid at Work qualification.

Things to consider
The majority of the work associated with this role will be outdoors, and you will work in inclement weather. This role can be physically demanding, and includes walking and hiking on inclined and slippery ground, heavy lifting and carrying, and the use of hand tools.

Learning and Wellbeing Practitioners will need to be able to work with children and young people who may display aggressive or non-compliant behaviour in a sensitive but firm way, while at all times ensuring that they are kept safe and well.

Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, which will include a check against the Children’s Barred List. References are always taken up.

To apply for this job please email school@runningdeer.org.uk  for an application pack.
Do not send a CV or covering letter. Applications which include a CV or covering letter will be discarded. 
You will be required to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTeignbridgeDevon
  • Work Postcode

    TQ13 8NE

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & HealthEducation Support

  • Salary Details

    Pay: Band 1: £22,750.00 - £25,750 FTE (based on 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per annum).

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull TimePart TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    full time term time only/part time term time only

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required