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Behaviour Support Worker Kirklees

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Teaching Personnel are seeking a Behaviour Support Worker on a full time basis within a Pupil Referral Unit in Kirklees in September 2019.

Our client is a well-established school for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Some pupils have been permanently excluded from Kirklees secondary schools (KS3 & 4). A high proportion of children continue to make a successful return to their local or another mainstream school following their exclusion, some are placed in special school provision.

Staff have worked to develop a high quality provision where young people can learn through supportive interaction, be supported through personalised interventions and experience success in their learning. The school's aim is to create a secure and inspiring environment where every child is supported holistically to enable them to take ownership of their lives, their learning and their decisions.

We are seeking individuals who are:

  • Passionate about creating a safe and stimulating learning environment
  • Able to support and encourage pupils to fulfil their potential and develop a positive attitude towards education
  • Committed to improving the life chances of all pupils by removing barriers to engagement and achievement

You will be confident and resilient to effectively manage pupil behaviour and de-escalate challenging behaviour and support pupils who are at risk of reaching crisis. You will support pupils to access learning activities across the curriculum - including supporting pupils sitting GCSEs at KS4. As a Behaviour Support Worker, you may also be required to provide outreach - accompanying pupils to their host school or supporting pupils in transition to an existing or new provision.

The role will include:

  • Supporting the development of learners' essential skills and emotional resilience within a stimulating and supportive environment
  • Working in line with the SEN Code of Practice
  • Motivating and inspiring young people experiencing social, emotional and mental difficulties. Some pupils may also have physical or medical conditions.
  • Assisting the delivery of lessons to students with SEMH needs in a group basis There will also be the requirement to support pupils 1:1 in alternative settings to re-focus on learning and engagement.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record of successfully engaging vulnerable children and their families and the ability to work imaginatively with parents/carers, teaching/support staff in schools and colleagues in other agencies and provisions.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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