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Inclusion Worker (SEMH) Huddersfield

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Job description

An alternative provision in Kirklees (HD8) are seeking an Inclusion Worker on a full time basis from September 2019.

The role will include providing practical support for learning and educational activities, developing pupils' social skills, supporting integration and securing pupils' physical and emotional wellbeing, whilst raising their self-esteem and encouraging independence. This work will involve supervision of small groups of pupils either in or out of the classroom with the Senior Inclusion Worker/Instructor or the class Teacher present.

Our client is a school providing longer term full time education to Key Stage 4 pupils (ages 14 to 16) with wide ranging Social, Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Additional 1:1 teaching is also available for a small number of pupils across Key Stages 1 to 4 who are referred with medical needs or those whose needs are more complex.

The school are seeking an individual who recognises that children and young people may present themselves in a variety of ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated from their friends and studies through to displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviours. For many young people these behaviours may reflect underlying mental health needs.

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.

We are seeking individuals who have experience supporting young people who can display challenging behaviour and will also welcome applications from individuals with a background in:

  • Social Work
  • Sports Coaching
  • Education Studies
  • Health and Social Care
  • Psychology

The role will involve supporting the development of learners' essential skills and emotional resilience in a stimulating and supportive environment. The successful candidate will work in line with the SEN Code of Practice and have the ability to motivate and inspire young people experiencing social, emotional and mental or physical health difficulties. The role will mainly involve assisting the delivery of lessons to students with social, emotional and mental health 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.

Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Ensuring individuals and groups of pupils are engaged in all learning activities as a result of staff planning, delivering, communicating and working with them effectively
  • Researching, selecting and preparing teaching resources that meet the diversity of pupils' needs and interests
  • Maintaining and analysing pupils' progress, attendance and attainment to plan and deliver effective interventions

Please contact Rebecca Barham for more information.

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