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Educational Support Assistant (SEMH) Bradford

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Job description

An Alternative Provision in Bradford are seeking an Educational Support Assistant on a full time basis from April 2019.

The school provides Specialist Therapeutic Care and Early Intervention for young people with complex Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs, aged between 8 and 16 years old, providing full-time education and covering all areas of the National Curriculum. All class sizes are small with no more that 5/6 children per class.

As an Educational Support Assistant, you will work within the Pastoral Team, supporting pupils to access learning activities whilst ensuring the physical, emotional and other daily needs of children are provided for, within a supportive, homely, professional and caring environment.

You will be able to provide:

  • Safe, warm, comfortable, surroundings
  • An environment of acceptance, support, feeling a sense of belonging and being loved
  • Inspirational teaching to develop a love of learning
  • A child-centred, safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings

All pupils receive a curriculum which is deemed appropriate for their needs. When a child is placed they may have missed out on the typical stages of educational development which takes place in a pre-school establishment.

Many parts of the national literacy and numeracy strategies are used but modified to suit each child's special need. They are taught in short bursts of time which add up during the week to more than the national average. The other schemes of work for every subject area are also modified and simplified in order to stimulate confidence to progress.

They access all aspects of the National Curriculum, enabling those who are able, to take the National Curriculum Assessment Tests at age 11 along with their peers in the mainstream.

Your responsibilities as an Educational Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing small group work focused on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1:1 support to access a variety of activities
  • Implementation of individualised programmes of interventions under the direction of Occupational and Speech and Language Therapists
  • Offering a rich and varied menu of activities designed to engage and motivate pupils, raising their aspirations, enhancing their personal and social skills and creating a positive view of learning
  • Ensuring children's safety and well-being is appropriately protected at all times (including those who may go missing or may be at risk of harm, including exploitation, neglect, abuse, self-harm, bullying and radicalisation)
  • Actively promoting tolerance, equality and diversity, and challenge any discriminatory behaviours
  • Bringing an energy and positive outlook to pupils, modelling positive social interaction, encouraging independence and fostering mutual respect

For more information, or to register with Teaching Personnel and apply for this role, please contact Rebecca Holden on the details provided.

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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