Deadline is today

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£21,136.00 Annually (Actual)

Behaviour Support Worker job summary

We are looking for someone with experience in a school environment or similar educational setting, and experience working with children/young people with additional needs, including special educational needs, disabilities, behavioural needs, and mental health needs. Strong communication and IT skills, good organisational skills, and the ability to maintain confidentiality are essential. You should be committed to safeguarding, equality, diversity, and inclusion, and possess a patient and calm demeanor with a genuine desire to support and encourage students to achieve their best.

As a Behaviour Support Worker, you will provide pastoral support and assist with behaviour management, fostering a positive and encouraging atmosphere for all students. You will be available for ‘Call Out’ when concerns are raised during the school day and work with students identified as underachieving or having behaviour/emotional needs, helping them to overcome barriers and achieve their full potential.

Teamwork is essential in this role. You will collaborate closely with teachers, Support staff, the SENCo , the Behaviour Lead and the leadership to pinpoint and address the needs of students who require extra support. Your ability to communicate proficiently with parents will be key in fostering positive outcomes for students, providing them with the guidance and advice they need.

Keeping precise records of the support provided and participating in meetings about students' progress and welfare will be critical. You will also help create resource materials that encourage positive behaviours within the school. Your skills in de-escalation will be vital in handling challenging behaviours, and you will share and exemplify best practices with school staff to promote the development of positive behaviours.

Safeguarding is a core aspect of this role. You will adhere to statutory safeguarding guidance and our safeguarding and child protection policies. Working with the designated safeguarding lead (DSL), you will advocate for the best interests of pupils and share any concerns as needed.

Join our team and make a meaningful impact on the lives of our students. If you are ready to inspire, support, and lead, we look forward to your application.

Person Specification:

We are seeking someone with experience in a school environment or similar educational setting, and experience working with children/young people with additional needs, including special educational needs, disabilities, behavioural needs, and mental health needs. Strong communication and IT skills, good organisational skills, and the ability to maintain confidentiality are essential. You should be committed to safeguarding, equality, diversity, and inclusion, and have a patient and calm demeanor with a genuine desire to support and encourage students to achieve their best.

We can offer:

      • Great staff who are welcoming, committed and energetic
      • A warm, friendly and supportive school ethos
      • A successful school with a great learning environment
      • LGPS Pension
      • Employee Assistance Programme

      Commitment to safeguarding

      Europa School UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check.
      We reserve the right to research applicants on social media platforms and the internet, and the Governing Board may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process.

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      About Europa School UK

      School type
      Free School, ages 4 to 19
      School size
      1072 pupils enrolled
      Age range
      4 to 19

      Europa School UK a UK state school offering a bilingual education from four to 18 culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

      September 2017 saw ESUK open the Secondary School, the final stage of a phased opening which began in 2012 with key stage 1. We offer a multilingual and multicultural education, with primary children taught in English and also either German, French or Spanish via full immersion and humanities taught in the second language throughout the secondary phase. Other than language our emphasis is on science, well suited to the employment opportunities in Oxfordshire. Europa School inherits from its European School predecessor a history of preparing students for outstanding success at universities in the UK, throughout Europe and beyond.

      The primary has three form entry and is consistently oversubscribed. We received a good rating from Ofsted.

      The centrepiece of the Secondary School is the beautiful grade-II listed buildings of Culham College which has hosted a European School since 1978 and is in the process of receiving a multimillion pound facelift. The school is set in rural Oxfordshire but near Oxford and Abingdon. There is onsite parking and good cycle access.

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