Behaviour Support Worker


  • £75 - £105 per day
  • Posted: 13/10/2017
  • Ipswich
  • Job Ref: 301418520
  • Temporary

Job Details

PRU (Pupil Referral Unit) – Behaviour Support - Teaching Assistant (TA) – Learning Support (LSA) – Support Assistant
Immediate Start
Day to Day Supply, Short Term, Long Term
£85 to £105 per day

We are honoured to be working with a number of Pupil Referral Units (PRU) located in Ipswich and the surrounding areas.

We are looking for candidates with excellent communication, literacy and numeracy skills and the ability to deal with very challenging behaviour.

You will work with a range of ages and the work will depend on the age of the children and their individual needs, but may include:

- working inside or outside the classroom with individuals or groups
- behaviour management
- adapting support according to needs
- looking after children’s physical, social and emotional welfare
- creating a stimulating environment
- giving information and help to teachers
- keeping records and attending review meetings

These inspirational schools cater for Key Stage 1-5 for pupils with Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs – previously known as Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD), Special Educational Needs (SEN) and a separate Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).

All pupils receive individualised programmes which support their transition into the school environment.

They operate an Integrated Schools Services model, which includes Integration services and Community Outreach services. Each tutorial group has a teaching team of three (Teacher, HLTA and TA) supported by specialist teachers, a Pupil Facilitator and the Deputy Head and Head Teacher.

The primary activity of the school is the provision of specialist education services to young people with Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs – previously known as Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD) – and highly focused education services for pupils with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).

They work with the most disaffected, challenging pupils. Pupils have often been excluded from numerous schools and have been out of full-time education. The school has not permanently excluded a single pupil in more than six years as they are aware of the damage that further exclusion causes.

The school offers positive outcomes to young people of school age who have disengaged, or are at the point of disengaging with education. Many of these pupils are known to the criminal justice system and a significant percentage of the pupils are looked after or children in need. Most have been excluded from at least one school.
Despite these challenges, the school supports their pupils in achieving a wide range of accredited outcomes in examinations and other courses. There is a sense of pride, purpose and achievement. Importantly, more than 80% of the pupils are in education, training or employment six months after leaving.

If you have experience and a passion for working with young people with SEMH needs, please do get in touch with Kat Lyons you can call on 01245 392580 or email kat.lyons@ednetwork.co.uk

Due to the expected volume of applications we receive only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 5 days.

The Education Network only works within the education sector; therefore we understand the impact our service has on our schools. We believe our teachers should positively contribute to the schools development. We continue to provide an excellent service with a commitment to building long lasting relationships with our teachers.

The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance+ standards. Any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check in addition to other safeguarding checks. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.