Opus Education have built close and long-standing relationships with schools and multi academy trusts across Cornwall and Devon. As the exclusive recruitment partner of the Cornwall Association of Primary Heads and a variety of different and trust and schools, we are currently looking for enthusiastic and dedicated Behaviour/Inclusion officer to support the one of our key clients.
Salary band G1 - £23,023 pro rata
Term time plus training days 8.00am – 4.00pm. – Permanent
Purpose of the job:
• Working under the supervision of the Behaviour Lead
• To take a pro-active role in the support of the educational, social and physical needs of pupils; to support the curriculum and the School through the provision of a high level of assistance to promote the inclusion agenda of the school.
• To be responsible for the operational management of Internal Exclusion, monitoring and evaluating its impact
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Create a calm and controlled and professional environment in the Removal Room
- Maintain the highest of expectations from students when they are in the Re-Set room
- Provide student work that mirrors classroom work and personalise this where possible
- Manage any uniform related incidents at the start and during each day
- Maintain a professional and tidy environment within the Removal room
- To ensure that the educational resources in the Removal Room are inclusive, differentiated and regularly revised
- To assist and advise individuals in managing their behaviour in order to improve behaviour and not inhibit their learning in lessons.
- To be responsible for the smooth operation and management of Internal Exclusion within the Removal Room
- To ensure, in liaison with teaching staff, that appropriate work is set for all pupils in Internal Exclusion.
- To broker and support student learning for all students in Internal Exclusion.
- To broker, alongside the school's Student Welfare Officers and Personal Development Leaders, appropriate interventions for the minority of learners whose behaviours are repeated.
- To liaise with parents / carers to ensure an understanding of any incident resulting in the sanction of an Internal Exclusion
- To establish supportive relationships with the pupils concerned and to encourage acceptance and inclusion of all pupils.
- To encourage social integration and individual development of pupils. To develop methods of promoting and reinforcing pupils' self esteem
- To assist with lunch and break time supervision of students.
- In consultation with the Behaviour Lead, to assess and record student's progress in relation to behaviour management (round robins, report card, I.E.P's) and inform parents as necessary.
- To liaise and act as an intermediary between parents/carers, teachers/SENDCo and appropriate pastoral leaders when a problem occurs regarding behaviour and family crisis situations, resolving it effectively where possible and ensuring effective communication to the responsible other if not.
- To be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/Teacher/school work and to ensure the confidentiality of such sensitive information.
- To keep up to date daily logs on uniform issues, lateness, confiscations and other key data related to behaviour management and ClassCharts.
- To constantly review routines and procedures and make improvements where needed.
- 19. To administer first aid (as trained), assist in the dispensation of medically prescribed controlled drugs (as per the approved procedure) and to assist with children who are sick as needed.
- 20. To carry out administrative tasks associated with all the above duties as directed by the Assistant Headteacher.
- 21. To attend staff meetings and school-based INSET as required.
- 22. The post holder is responsible for his/her own self development on a continuous basis.
- 23. a) To be aware of and work in accordance with the school's child protection policies and procedures, and to raise any concerns relating to such procedures which may be noted during the course of duty. b) To attend inter agency meetings as appropriate and liaise as necessary.
- 24. To be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures including the Schools Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Conduct, national legislation (including Health and Safety, Data Protection).
- 25. To undertake other duties appropriate to the grading of the post as required.
- 26. To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the department.
- 27. To offer support and guidance where appropriate on an individual basis where students are emotionally distressed.
- 28. To take responsibility of groups of students in off-site activities for extra-curricular provision.
- 29. To be a form tutor to a group of pupils within the school.
Minimum of 2 years' experience of working with children/young people in a supportive role.
Sound knowledge of Educational Processes at Key stage 3/4.
GCSEs in English and Maths Grade C or above
Counselling & mentoring skills.
Knowledge of Connexions programmes
Confidence to talk to large groups
Acceptance of different attitudes.
Enthusiastic about working with children and young people.
Understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children.
Minimum of 1 years experience of working with children/young people in a supportive role within a school environment.
Attainment of "A" Level qualifications or equivalent
Knowledge of outside agencies available to schools
CAF Lead Professional Training
To learn more about this position please send an up to date CV detailing your skills and experiences