semh teaching assistant in knaresborough

08 April 2019
chloe overduin, randstad education
job type
£ 60 - £ 80 per day, other brilliant benefits
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knaresborough, yorkshire and the humber
sub specialism
Special Needs Teaching
job type
working hours
£ 60 - £ 80 per day, other brilliant benefits
Non Teaching
reference number
chloe overduin, randstad education
0113 246 2500
apply now

job description

Are you looking to work in a challenging yet rewarding setting? Do you have the patience and understanding to work with hard-to-reach and vulnerable young people? Can you motivate and support individuals in need of supportive role models? If yes, then read on for more information!

A Secondary School in Knaresborough with a reputation for supporting and building its staff are actively looking for a Behaviour Support Worker to support a small classroom of pupils. The school caters for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs, who struggle to access mainstream education: this role will play a pivotal part in ensuring the children are kept on task, learning to their full capabilities, and have a point of contact for any issues or concerns. You will be working alongside the class teacher, other BSWs, and school support staff.

The children have a range of needs and can express difficult and challenging behaviour, requiring the applicant to have patience and the ability to think on their feet to provide them with the support they need. This is a long term position, with potential to extend into a permanent role.

School Benefits:
On-site parking
Nearby public transport links
Top of the range equipment
Brilliant career progression opportunities
A holistic approach to teaching and education
Extensive grounds and buildings
A supportive staff team, including therapists, nurses and specially trained teachers

Randstad Benefits:
Dedicated SEND Consultants with experience working in SEN education
A 24/7 on-call service
Free career advice
Support and guidance throughout your role
Market advice
Job matching based on your preferences
Advice and feedback on your current CV
A variety of training courses available, including Team Teach

Your role will include:
Establishing constructive relationships with students
Following the positive behaviour plans for each individual child
Supporting the class teacher and other BSWs to maintain a positive working environment
Developing a clear understanding of each pupil's specific needs
Looking after children's physical, emotional and social welfare
Recognising signs of distress in children, offering reassurance and de-escalating crisis situations to the best of your ability
Maintaining records and providing regular feedback to teachers and/or SENCO in order to best track pupils' progress
Assisting the school in communicating with parents and carers using the appropriate approach
Supporting all learners in their curriculum studies throughout the day

Key requirements:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
A commitment to and passion for working with vulnerable children
Experience working in a SEND setting
KS2/KS3/KS4 curriculum experience (ideal)
Experience working or volunteering with children
The ability to manage confrontation and challenging behaviour
The ability to work with learners with various difficulties
A flexible approach to educating and supporting children
Team teach certification (ideal)
Experience as a SEN teaching assistant or BSW (ideal)

Does this sound the like the job for you? Do you feel you can make a difference to these children's lives? Then please apply to be considered for this position with an updated CV and a member of the SEND team will be in touch!

Randstad Education maintains the highest standard of child safety and compliance when placing candidates into schools. Successful candidates will be subject to the compliance process that also includes the enhanced DBS check.

Randstad Education has an array of positions in the West Yorkshire area. If this is of interest to you, call the Leeds branch today on 0113 246 2500.


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