Behaviour Support Assistant - Wakefield Special School

Location: Wakefield
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: SEN
Reference: DVL/SEND/18052022002
Salary: Inclusion Support Workers - Wakefield (Central)
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Protocol Education are looking for a number of behavioural support workers for full time positions at a Special School in Wakefield. The positions will lead to permanant contracts.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in an SEMH environment and hold a real determination to improve the prospects of young people from problematic backgrounds. Our Cliennt supports both Primary and Secondary pupils, as well as offering functional skills and employment orientated workshops for pupils, so there is plenty of scope for professional and personal development. Every day will bring a fresh challenge.

We would welcome applicants with a history of Social Work, Youth Work, Residential or Community Support, Classroom Support, as well as ex-services personnel.

We would also encourage post graduate applicants from Sports, Psychology and Performing Arts backgrounds who are looking to gain experience within an education setting.

The role will involve working with young people who have become disengaged from mainstream education. You will be forward thinking and willing to explore innovative approaches to help reconnect pupils to learning. You’ll encourage pupils to rebuild trust in both themselves and their environment, with the ultimate outcome of furthering their prospects in adult life.

Experience in Learning difficulties and disability’s, as well as an awareness of conditions such as Autism and ADHD would be beneficial, although we are primarily looking for candidates with strong characters and a real drive to help young people overcome the barriers they’re confronted with.

This is a challenging but highly rewarding position.

The ideal person for this role will be required to:

* Aid pupils to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his or her own.
* To ensure pupils can effectively use equipment and materials provided.
* Motivate and encourage pupils as required, by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils' needs
* Assist in areas the pupil may have additional difficulties, e.g. speech and language, reading, spelling, numeracy, handwriting/presentation
* Using praise, commentary and assistance to encourage pupils to concentrate and stay focussed on tasks.

The ideal person for this role will have the following:

* Experience of working with young people, professionally or personally.
* TA/Mentor/Youth Work/ Community Work background
* Experience working with challenging behaviour and/or learning difficulties.
* Knowledge of the range of different types of learning difficulties and disabilities. Experience of ASC would be a bonus.
* Be trained in MAPA, Team Teach or be willing to undergo training if necessary.

Please click apply if you have the relevant experience and one of our SEND team will be in touch for a chat. For any questions regarding this position please don’t hesitate to contact Protocol Education on 0113 246 8220. We look forward to hearing from you.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK. Please see protocol-education.com/candidates/frequently-asked-questions for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. We also offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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