1:1 Behaviour Support Teaching Assistant

Location Tiverton
Discipline: 1:1 SEN
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £15685 to £15685
Contact name: Alex Moore

Contact email: alex@opus-abc.uk
Job ref: 52049
Published: 26 days ago
Startdate: 19/07/2022

1:1 Behaviour Support Teaching Assistant - SEPTEMBER - Tiverton

Do you have experience working with children who display challenging behaviour?

Would you like a position that also gives you the chance to deliver sport sessions?

If successful, you will be responsible for supporting pupils who display challenging behaviour and have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. You will need to meet the criteria below to be short-listed for the position due to the nature of the role.

The School

The pupils are referred from the Local Authority or direct from Plymouth Primary Schools. The pupils are excluded or at risk of exclusion so all display challenging behaviours. Children are taught in a personalised thematic curriculum designed to re-engage them into education. 

Pupils have a high level of support with a 1:1 learning mentor. The aim is that the pupil can return to education with better personal skills and strategies to support them. There is a strong emphasis on assessment of the whole child and sharing this both formally for SEND assessment but also with family and home school use. 

The package each pupil receives is designed to support them and their family to stabilise and be better equipped to regulate behaviour and engage in academic learning. The aim is for pupils to move back into a long-term education setting as quickly as possible so they can build a new bond with that community. Total number at any one time is 10. The aim is to have a quick turnaround, with pupils moving on to long-term placements and our support being available to new pupils. 

The Role

You will be supporting students on a full-time basis, 08:30 – 15:30, 5 days a week. You will be supporting 1:1, engaging the students in their work by going through worksheets in their main subjects of MATHS, ENGLISH, SCIENCE & ART. As well as these subjects you will be supporting students on Outdoor Learning which is around 50% of the school curriculum. Outdoor learning will be attending places such as aquariums, swimming pools, forests, beaches, parks, etc. You may be asked to pick up the students from their home.

Pay will be between £75 and £90 per day when through the agency. Following the temp to perm period the salary will be £15,685 per annum. This salary is the actual figure after pro rata.

You will also be entitled to £0.45p per mile when out doing outdoor education.

You will be given a full training programme with support in MAPA de-escalation and LOTC (learning outside of the classroom) training alongside health and safety and first aid. These roles are full time and there are contracted opportunities within the school.

Opus Education Recruitment is committed to safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of children.

All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Please note: Opus Education Recruitment will not pay for new DBS checks, this will be billed directly to the candidates 

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

If you are interested in this role, please apply now. This is a great opportunity to make a genuine difference in a young person's life.