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PRU Teaching Assistant

Job description

Teaching Personnel are seeking a Teaching Assistant for a Behaviour Support role in a Bournemouth Pupil Referral Unit (PRU).

The successful candidate must hold a valid Team Teach certificate.You will be working with pupils between 8 and 16 years old with complex Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs. The pupils have been excluded from mainstream education and regularly display challenging behaviour. You will be able to build a rapport with young people and establish values based on mutual respect, trust and understanding.

As a Team Teach trained Teaching Assistant you will:

  • Be able to state the basic values, rationale and principles of the Team-Teach Approach
  • Have a knowledge and understanding of relevant legal standards and expectations related to use of force
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the reporting, recording, monitoring and evaluating requirements of incidents involving physical controls and reasonable force
  • Have knowledge and understanding of aggression and conflict, being able to recognise typical signs and causes. Have knowledge and understanding of the importance of using de-escalation strategies where possible
  • Have knowledge and understanding of a whole setting holistic approach to behaviour management, including the importance of self-awareness and self-control whilst managing challenging behaviour
  • Be able to conduct a follow up process with the service users and is aware of the importance of a support and supervision, repair and reflection process for both staff and individuals involved following a serious incident involving positive handling strategies

The PRU is based in the Bournemouth area and is easily accessible by both car and public transport from the local areas. The setting recently moved into a newly refurbished building and benefits from state of the art facilities, a supportive and Senior Leadership Team and a reputable approach to behaviour management - gaining an Outstanding inspection from Ofsted in 2016.

If you are interested in finding out more, please do not hesitate to contact me on the number below.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

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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