Job Title: Case Co-ordinator Therapeutic Education Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Service
Reporting to: Head of Clinical Services
Hours: 37.5 per week
Our client is group of independent schools based in London and Essex. They specialise in providing day education for pupils in KS 2/3/4 and 5 with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) and also pupils with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC).
Their mission is to educate, inspire and support children and young people through a creative process which promotes positive growth and change. They always strive to remove barriers to learning in order that children and young people can enjoy school and are encouraged towards lifelong learning.
The TEAM service provides highly individualised education treatment to pupils in hubs called Therapeutic Education Centres, which are linked to there Independent Special Schools.
The TEAM approach provides a Case Coordination model that offers highly specialised multi agency case co-ordination at the heart of everything we do. Our client believe in the inherent right of every child and young person to access full time education whatever their personal circumstances. There TEAM approach holds this belief at the centre of the Therapeutic Education programme that we provide. This service is based on the provision of intensive emotional support, assertive outreach and supported education.
The TEAM approach provides a consistent and supportive environment in which pupils can explore and understand their behaviour and their feelings and begin to clarify and appreciate their relative strengths. We do this through relationships that are safe and nurturing and that allow for the discovery of each pupil’s greatest potential. In addition to the daily therapeutic educational provision, the TEAM approach provides a variety of therapeutic services to all pupils.
As well as a broad and creative education curriculum delivered through bespoke learning plans, they service provides integrated assessment and management of risk. The TEAM approach identifies specific risk factors for each individual and the context for which they may occur. Each pupil will have a comprehensive risk management plan, which outlines the individual responsibilities of the pupil and for all staff and services involved with the pupil.
Pupils referred to the TEAM Service are:
| Education & |
| An appropriate degree level professional qualification (or equivalent) in: |
Current UK Registration
Membership of relevant Special Interest Groups
| Experience & |
| Minimum of 3 years’ post-qualification experience or equivalent, 2 of which are within the areas of specialism as defined below: |
Experience working in a relevant multidisciplinary team across the disciplines of education, health and social care.
Substantial experience of working with children with highly severe emotional, behavioural and social difficulties
Experience of working with children who are on the Autistic Spectrum
Experience with group work packages for young people
A high level of experience of multi-disciplinary and inter agency working
Experience of providing a range of therapeutic interventions tailored for this highly specialised client group.
Experience of working with primary health care professionals
Ability to conduct comprehensive assessments of children/young people and their families.
Experience of supervising staff
Ability to work in an assertive outreach way to engage young people and their families for delivery of clinical services
Able to provide consultation to primary care professionals
Knowledge of a range of appropriate service delivery models and an ability to compare and contrast relative benefits
Knowledge of National Policies and Procedures
Knowledge of the principles of clinical
Understanding child development
Understanding family functioning
Understanding mental health issues in children and families
Knowledge and awareness of the Child Protection Guidelines
Knowledge of responsibilities in relation to the Children’s Act
Knowledge of legislation related to child health.
| Experience in |
issues such as
Experience in mentoring/supporting less experienced multidisciplinary team members, staff or assistants
Experience in contributing to policy, planning and service development
Good organisational skills
Facilitate training sessions to other professionals
Understanding of Government initiatives relating to secondary care and work in multidisciplinary settings
|Skills and Knowledge|| Good presentation skills, both written and verbal |
Knowledge of standards of record keeping and ability to audit this in own practice/team
Excellent interpersonal skills – including observation, listening and empathy skills
Developed negotiation and problem solving skills in complex situations
Ability to be a good team member
Excellent analytical and reflection skills
Well established knowledge of a broad range
Responsive to change and ideas and adaptive and creative within new systems
Experience of leading a team
Ability to work with other professional groups
Evaluate own practice and service development
Excellent communication skills
Ability to drive and current driving licence
| Personal Qualities || Ability to work independently in a community setting |
Ability to work within a multi-professional team
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Communicate effectively across a range of families and professionals
To work with a diverse range of families in a non-discriminatory way
Ability to contain and work with organizational stress and ‘hold’ the stress of others
Have good judgment about when to act to ensure safety
Capacity to work alone within the context of multidisciplinary risk management strategies and
| Shows enthusiasm and pro-active thinking |