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Behaviour Support Practitioner

Job information
Salary Salary pay range - £24,373 – £37,373 pro rata
Organisation Herefordshire Pupil Referral Service
Closing date 11.59 pm on 13 January 2020
Interview date(s) Week commencing 20th January 2020

Job details

  • Holidays:                  Term Time Only

  • Pay:                            HC9 Non-Teaching Post or Main Scale Teaching Post

(UPS considered for the right candidate)

  • Pension:                   LGPS or Teachers Pension depending on candidate

  • T&C’s:                        NJC or School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions    

  • Start:                         Immediate

This vacancy would suit either a qualified or unqualified teacher, or a non-teaching behaviour specialist.

If a Non-teaching candidate is successful, a term time fraction would apply to the HC9 Salary.

The Behaviour Support Team at HPRS offers support and guidance on behaviour management to mainstream secondary schools and supports pupils placed on intervention programmes within the service. At HPRS, we believe that by providing targeted support through a child-centred approach, it is possible to remove barriers to learning; help children achieve the most from their education and reduce exclusions and support inclusion.

The successful candidate will lead the behaviour outreach provision under the supervision of the Deputy Head teacher. The role will involve working closely with young people who are experiencing difficulties making positive decisions regarding their behaviour. You will be required to work closely with both teaching and support staff at all levels. The role will require you to work with senior leaders within secondary schools in Herefordshire as well as parents/carers and, where appropriate, external agencies involved with the young person.

Your role would be to work on a 1:1 basis or with small groups in order to develop pupils to learn how to deescalate, self-regulate and manage their emotions/behaviour. You will be instrumental in helping the pupils gain the necessary skills to progress both academically and socially, meaning better futures for them.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills who is dedicated to changing life chances of young people through behaviour management and ensuring the correct support is in place for both pupil and family. You will need to be able to work independently and as a key member of a professional team responding to challenging behaviour.

You will need to have a calm but resilient manner, approachable but also able to maintain authority. If you are passionate about helping and supporting those working with young people to understand the presenting difficulties by planning and responding appropriately, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for an experienced professional with experience of;

  • supporting pupils who present challenging behaviour

  • a range of intervention programmes to support young people to develop strategies that work for them;

  • strategies that support young people to self-regulate;

  • Strategies that develop young people’s strengths, emotional resilience and independence.

  • a range of education settings;

  • creating support programmes for individuals and small groups

  • liaising with education professionals

  • offering bespoke training for staff;

We would encourage interested individuals to make contact to discuss the role in more detail.Nick James-Williams, Deputy Head. Tel: 01432 341 096

Closing date: 13th January 2020

Interview Date: week commencing 20th January 2020

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