We are looking for a Pastoral and Behaviour Support Assistant to help start up and develop a new independent special educational needs day school for 90 young people aged 7-18. We are developing a custom-built site with leading vocational facilities in the Wrens Nest National Nature Reserve close to Dudley. You will support our young children and help nurture a therapeutic environment to meet a range of needs including a range of social, emotional and mental health needs and also pupils who have been diagnosed with autism or demonstrate behaviours associated with autism. You will contribute to making Wenlock School an Outstanding provision and a leading light for our young people and their families.
About the role
Working as a Pastoral and Behaviour Support Assistant you will enhance the learning environment for our pupils, supporting them and working to promote personal development and well-being for all. You will help be part of an outstanding team, working to develop the school as a high quality specialist provision through providing the highest standards of pastoral care of all pupils, of all abilities in a safe and orderly learning environment which provide high standards of behaviour. It is essential that you will be able to support the teaching team in addressing the needs of all pupils but especially those pupils who need particular help with behaviour management to overcome barriers to learning. Safeguarding the welfare of the young people in our care will be your primary responsibility. Experience of working with children in this context and in a SEN setting would be an advantage but not essential.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an individual with high expectations and standards who can offer excellent behavioural management skills. You will be working with young people who have complex needs and your ability to develop trusting relationships with the young people and staff will be crucial. You will be able to reliably work to instruction as well as take the initiative when circumstances demand. An interest and a desire to improve these pupil’s lives is essential.
The ability to contribute to the development of our ‘Outstanding’ school is crucial and we believe that energy, passion and a commitment to high standards are key characteristics required. We are looking for a special individual who is able to help inspire and re-engage the young people that we serve. This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a challenging, motivating and highly rewarding environment.
This position is due to commence in September 2018 (subject to approved reference/DBS checks). Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org,uk
Closing Date: Monday 16th July
Interviews Commencing: Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th July
Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.