• Pack Ln, Basingstoke, UK
  • Part-time
  • Service type: MAT School
  • Pay scale: Zone 3 Grade D
  • Department: The Coppice Spring Academy
  • Pay zone: Zone 3 - Rest of England (excluding NE)
  • Contractual type: Term time only – full time – permanent

Company Description

The Catch22 Multi Academies Trust is the vehicle for our sponsorship of an expanding number of academies focusing on learners who can benefit from small, supportive alternative education provision.

The Coppice Spring Academy is a social, emotional and mental health school which offers full time education and therapeutic support to 80 children aged 10 to 16 years old. Pupils will be referred to the school by the local authority as part of their duties to arrange SEN provision. 

Job Description

At Catch22, the term 'Advocate' can mean many different things. For this role, we are looking for a school ELSA/Counsellor to provide support on a 1:1 basis to pupils in school.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will be:


  • Leading and providing duty support for staff and students within the school
  • Recording data for behaviour including physical interventions/exclusions/ duty calls
  • Supporting staff in developing personalised strategies for individual students as necessary
  • Working with colleagues to design, implement and review individual development plans for the school’s students 
  • Organising and delivering 1:1 and small group targeted support, advice, guidance, practical help and mentoring for learners as appropriate to their needs and context

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  • A relevant professional qualification (NVQ level 2) in working with young people, e.g. teaching, youth and community work, social work, counselling, mentoring.    
  • Level 2 English and Maths. 

You will need to have a track record of assessing a range of complex family situations and putting effective strategies in place. You’ll need a proven understanding of social inclusion, behavioural management techniques, influences on children and young people, and theories relating to childcare and child development.


  • Extensive behaviour management with students who have complex needs and extreme behaviour. 
  • Able to build sustainable relationships with young people and their families, both formally and informally.  
  • Working with a range of issues affecting young people and their families, such as substance misuse, domestic violence, multiple exclusions, offending behaviour.  
  • Managing complex cases ranging from level 2-4 on the continuum of need.     
  • Adhering to Safeguarding Policies and Procedures.   

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Additional Information

Contract: Part Time (Term-Time Only), Permanent.

Hours: 37 hours per week, 39 weeks.

Salary: £20,319 to £27,939 per annum (FTE) (dependant on experience).

Closing Date: 28th May 2021

Start Date: As soon as possible subject to clearances

Catch22 MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice will be followed and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

At Catch22 we value equality, diversity and inclusion. We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle of equality of opportunity, both as an employer and as a provider of services. Diversity and Inclusion is part of what we do every day, working to deliver our vision to build a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose, and a good place to live.

Working Conditions include: 

  • Working with children 11 – 16 years old
  • Children with special needs and/or who demonstrate challenging behaviours
  • Verbal abuse and/or aggression
  • Physical Behaviour Management Techniques
  • Lone Working.


Interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised

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