Outdoor Education Instructor

Recruiter
Rossie Young People's Trust
Location
Scotland
Salary
£24,293 per year
Posted
06 Sep 2016
Closes
27 Sep 2016
Ref
RYP00002
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Job Description

POST DETAILS:-

 POST TITLE:- Outdoor education instructor

UNIT/TEAM:- Education

GRADE:-  SCP 27

 JOB PURPOSE:-

  •   To deliver the highest possible standards of learning and teaching as defined in ‘the  Revised Standards for Full Registration', GTCS, December 2012.
  •  Meet the requirements of National Advice and Legislation for learners who require Additional Support  for Learning
  •  Contribute to the continuous improvement and development of all services provided by the school.

 MAIN TASKS:-

The tasks outlined below stem from service requirements on teachers who work within the specialist field of education: Social, Emotional and behavioural Difficulties (Residential and Secure Setting) and contextualise those tasks which are in addition to those expected of teachers as laid down in “ A teaching Profession for the 21st Century”. NOTE: - This Job Description is to provide a clear and concise statement of the MAIN TASKS and ACTIVITIES of the post; it is not intended as an exhaustive list of every aspect of the potholder's duties.

  1.  Ensure critical adherence to Health, Safety and Security.
  2. Take responsibility for the delivery, administration and development of agreed subject courses, units and learning programmes within the context of A Curriculum for Excellence.
  3. Ensure all teaching promotes learner choice and personalisation, leading  towards learner attainment within nationally recognised qualifications.
  4. Teach class groups and deliver subject lessons; ensuring that appropriate progression routes, personalisation  and inclusion opportunities exist for young people with complex and challenging learning needs.
  5. To work collaboratively with colleagues to enable positive change for young people placed at Rossie.
  6. Contribute to the corporate life of the organisation.
  7. As a reflective practitioner, maintain high standards of competency through continuous professional development.

 LINE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

 Chief Executive Officer * Head of Education * Principal Teacher * Teacher/Instructor

 ACTIVITIES:-

Ensure critical adherence to Health, Safety and Security.

 (a)  Promote positive behaviour.

 (b)  Maintain good order and discipline among pupils.

 (c)  Safeguard pupil and staff health and safety.

 

Take responsibility for the delivery, administration and development of agreed subject courses, units and learning programmes leading towards learner attainment within nationally recognised qualifications.

 (a)  Establishing, monitoring, evaluating and continually improving standards of outdoor learning  courses, educational interventions and their delivery to assigned classes.

 (b)  Incorporate planning, developing and evaluating Health & Wellbeing outcomes within the subject and across the curriculum.

 (c) Assessing, recording and reporting on learner progress and attainment.

 (d) Develop subject related policy, procedure and practice.

 (e) Maintain subject Documentation: Handbooks, Development and Action plans.

  

To teach class groups and deliver lessons indoors and outdoors; ensuring that appropriate progression routes and inclusion opportunities exist for young people with complex and challenging learning needs.

 (a)  Promote a positive, solution focused approaches towards overcoming barriers to learning and positive growth.

 (b)  Develop and deliver individual educational programmes, in line with national advice and guidance, appropriate to the age and ability of the youngperson.

 (c) Develop and deliver a range of experiences aimed at promoting social and life skills and therefore the confidence and independence of the young person.

 (d) Liase closely with education colleagues and other professionals concerned with the welfare of the young person.

 (e) Develop close ways of working between care and education staff to promote cohesive approaches to meeting learner needs.

 (f)   Attend educational reviews and provide individual pupil reports.

 (g)  Develop assessment, record keeping and pupil profiling instruments.

 (h)  Set and monitor appropriate targets for individual pupils.

 (i)    Supervise the duties of the classroom assistant when they are deployed as in class support.

 (j)    To present pupils for and to participate in the conduct of internally and externally graded assessments and examinations including National Governing Body Awards

 (k)  Actively contribute to the Health and Wellbeing of all young people.

 

To work collaboratively with colleagues to enable positive change for young people placed at Rossie.

 (a)  Undertake Key Teacher responsibilities for assigned pupils.

 (b)  Liase with the Additional Support Needs Co coordinator to plan and manage individual pupil learning plans and programmes.

 (c)  Facilitate short and long term pastoral, curricular and holistic advice, support and coordination for young people.

 (d)  Seek opportunities to promote ‘inclusive' approaches to managing challenging behaviour.

 (e) Provide counselling for all pupils in accordance with education and care policies.

 (f) Liase with care staff, parents, social workers and or other professional agencies as required.

  

Contribute to the corporate life of the organisation.

 (a)  Promote a positive ethos.

 (b)  Celebrate successes.

 (c) Implement and promote adherence to whole organisation policies.

 (d) Liase and work co-operatively with other educational establishments and outside agencies.

 (e)  Seek to understand the Care task in line with National Standards.

 (f)  Promote learning opportunities within the 24 hour curriculum.

 

As a reflective practitioner, maintain high standards of competency through continuous professional development.

 (a)  Identify personal/professional development needs and undertake appropriate training.

 (b)  To undertake development of the educational curriculum in line with National guidance.

 (c)  To contribute to the professional development of colleagues, including probationary and student teachers.

 (d)  Seek research and development opportunities to share good practice.