Primary Behavioural Teaching Assistant (Waterside Behaviour Outreach Service)
Contract Type – Permanent and Part-time (32.5 hours per week)
Salary – Scale 3, Spine Point 14 - 17 (£20,007 - £20,472) pro rata
Required as soon as possible.
We are looking for a dedicated, highly adaptable, experienced and energetic practitioner to work with pupils with Social, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties.
We form part of the Waterside Provision which includes our main SEBD site, nest – an assessment base and KS2 Nurture provisions. We are a hands on Service that supports mainstream schools in dealing with challenging and difficult behaviour – providing expert support and helping pupils get back on track. We assist teachers with the process of changing a child’s behaviour, acting as a sounding board and giving professional advice.
You may be liaising with Headteachers and senior school colleagues around strategies to engage a child in school as well as being a professional resource, helping to deliver Inset around positive behaviour management.
As a Behavioural Assistant, you will have the chance to use your skills in a brand new way, stretching your talents and supporting the children that need help the most.
Day-to-day you will model good classroom practice and teach pupils either 1:1, in small groups or in whole class situations. You will also consult with other agencies to ensure schools get consistent guidance.
It’s a hugely exciting opportunity to be part of a team whose work really can make a major difference.
You will need to co-operate with other key professionals, be ready to engage with parents, be tenacious, understanding and very good with people. You will need to hold a clean and valid driver’s licence and have access to a car (a car user allowance is payable). We are committed to your professional development and offer a comprehensive CPD programme to ensure you are at the forefront of developments within the SEN and wider education sectors.
Visits welcomed and encouraged, so please make an appointment with Meic Griffiths, Head teacher of Waterside SEBD Provision or Neal Collard, Assistant Head teacher and Line Manager for Outreach.
Closing Date: 22nd March 2019
Interview Date: w/c 26th March 2019
Waterside School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils attending the school. As the duties of this post involve regular contact with children, any offer to the successful candidate will be conditional upon an enhanced disclosure being obtained via the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as references from your current employer.