Located in rural Suffolk, Bramfield House School is an independent residential special educational needs school for boys aged 7 – 16 years who have social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours.
The School has a committed and innovative multidisciplinary team, extensive site and excellent facilities to support both learning and extra-curricular activities; we are in a great position to provide our pupils with the best education and care possible. We need highly-motivated and enthusiastic individuals who want to make a real difference.
We offer induction, supervision, support and training opportunities.
Bramfield House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS Enhanced Disclosure.
We are committed to Equal Opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.
Job Title: Pupil Support Worker
Hours: 40 hours per week / term time only
Salary: £16,215 - £16,998 pa
Purpose of Job
- To work under the instruction/guidance of the Team Leader to deliver high quality residential care for emotionally vulnerable young people boarding at Bramfield House School.
- Organisation of structured activities, on and off site, and undertake those activities with the young people.
- Support and direct pupils in domestic routines e.g. personal hygiene, meal times bedtime routines.
- To supervise the morning routines of residential pupils prior to class time and greet day pupils to the school.
- To work under the instruction/guidance of the Team Leader to undertake support programmes to enable access to learning for pupils and assist in the behaviour management of pupils. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.
- To practice with a high degree of competence, with the aim of reducing barriers to education and social interaction, leading to all pupils achieving their potential.
The Pupil Support Worker will:
- Work proactively and positively with pupils and staff, liaising with colleagues across a multi-disciplinary team to ensure individual pupil needs are met.
- Undertake training and continuing professional development to maintain a good knowledge of issues relating to young people and SEN.
- Oversee the morning routine of residential pupils, ensuring they are prepared for the school day.
- Ensure efficient and effective use of resources and the proper care and maintenance of equipment and the house environment.
- Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
- Contribute to the overall ethos, aims and work of the school.
- Encourage and facilitate pupil participation in planning, review and decision-making processes relevant to them.
- Comply with professional codes of practice and standards.
- Comply with health and safety and other appropriate statutory requirements to ensure the health, safety and well-being of self, staff and pupils.
- All services to pupils will be delivered within the context of equal opportunities.
Additional supplementary duties and accountabilities are outlined in the Person Specification.
Physical and Mental Demands
Whilst performing day to day duties the post-holder will need to be physically and mentally fit to undertake necessary physical duties including pupil violence, bad language and when required, physical intervention of pupils. All of this must be undertaken in accordance with ‘Team-Teach’ methodology.
Whilst performing day to day duties the post-holder must demonstrate a calm and collected frame of mind especially with pupils displaying anger and challenging emotions.
Work Environment and Work Pattern
The post requires two evenings and three days attendance per week throughout school term-time. A further 5 days of 8 hours will be worked as training days.
(This may be amended due to the needs of the school)
Whilst the vast majority of the post holder’s work will be undertaken on the school premises the post holder will be expected to occasionally work offsite and participate in school trips etc.
It is expected that all Bramfield House School employees understand the nature of our work is confidential and details about our pupils and their families, associated services, pupil records and activities/incidents at the school should not be divulged to members of the public. If there is a breach of confidentiality, this may result in disciplinary action being taken.