SEND LSA - Behaviour Buddy

Location: Leicestershire
Job Type: Contract
Industry: SEN Support Jobs | SEN
Reference: PE11260218
Salary: Salary dependant upon experience
Job Published: 20 days ago
A fantastic SEND school in Leicestershire is looking for a Behaviour Buddy to aid and support pupils on a small group basis in order to increase pupil attainment.
This role is ideal for applicants that have little or no experience working within schools but are interested in starting a career within education.
Your own transport/locality to the area is essential for this role.
As a Behaviour Buddy, you will be working with small groups providing help and focussed support to children who have behavioural difficulties.
The school offers exceptional environments for the tutoring sessions to take place, all of which operate within school hours. As a Behaviour Buddy, you will be expected to:
• Motivate and engage the pupils
• Encourage and aid development of pupils while consistently reporting feedback to leading members of staff.
• Work alongside key school staff to reduce levels of unauthorised absence and improve levels of attendance and behaviour of the pupils; all of which could be possible through your dedication and commitment to the role
• Ensure that tasks are carried out professionally, but also in a fun and rewarding manner.
If you possess any of the following, then you are highly desirable for the role:
• A Degree (BA, Masters)
• Training (Team Teach, Norfolk/ Cambridge Steps)
• Armed Forces Experience
• Support Work Experience
• Prison Guard Officer Experience

Behavioural Support Teaching Assistant

We are seeking a Teaching Assistant who has been Team Teach trained, or is willing to undergo training. This is to ensure the support of teaching within the school, which will increase staff confidence by responding to challenging behaviour in a positive way.
The position will be focused in KS3/KS4 predominantly with pupils who require positive behaviour support. You will need to act as a role model and mentor to children who are finding the school environment a challenge.

We are looking for someone who can support the classroom teachers with individual and/ or groups of learners. This person should have a good understanding of child development.
You will:
• have good literacy and numeracy skills
• be highly motivated, have strong teamwork skills and a 'can do' approach to your work
• be a strong communicator who is a nurturing, patient and positive individual and can build positive relationships with pupils, staff and parents.
• have previous experience in a school setting - useful but not essential