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Pupil Referral Unit - Basingstoke

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Job description

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

The successful candidate must hold a valid Team Teach certificate, or have experience supporting individuals on a 1:1 intervention setting. 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 PRU Behaviour Support role 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 Basingstoke 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. There are currently 65 pupils on roll, and you will be joining an established and experienced team of Learning Support Assistants and specialist PRU teachers.

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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