SEN specialist, Suitable for NQTs
£18,933 - £19,698 pro-rata
In this role you will be providing support to identified pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, through targeted intervention cycles, in a small group setting within the SEND department. You will be working with pupils to promote self-awareness, emotional regulation and self-worth and help to remove barriers to learning, enabling pupils to make at least expected progress. You will promote positive values, attitudes and behaviours to pupils.
In this role you will be required:
• To support identified pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, through targeted intervention cycles, in a small group setting within the SEND department.
• To work with pupils to promote self-awareness, emotional regulation and self-worth.
• To help remove barriers to learning, enabling pupils to make at least expected progress.
• To promote positive values, attitudes and behaviours to pupils.
You should have:
• Experience of working with children and young people to support them in overcoming barriers to their personal, social or learning development
• Experience of providing therapeutic support
• Listening skills to support children, young people and their families through understanding their point of view in a non-judgmental and empathetic approach
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills to ensure effective communication with colleagues, pupils and other professionals
• The ability to build and form good relationships with pupils, their families colleagues and other professionals
• Experience of working in a school or similar educational setting
• The ability to work independently without direct supervision
• The ability to remain positive under challenging circumstances
• The ability to manage emotional demands of working with young people with a wide range of social, emotional and mental health difficulties
• A clear understanding of the range of potential barriers to learning and attending school faced by children and young people
• Knowledge and understanding of how these barriers can be overcome or mitigated to reduce their impact on children and young people
• Good organisation and time management skills
• Flexibility to cope with the diverse needs of the post.
• Resilience to work under pressure
• Personal commitment to ensure services are equally accessible and appropriately to the diverse needs of the service users.
• The ability to maintain issues of confidentiality within the working environment
In return, we will offer you 25 days annual leave entitlement (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service), access to the local government pension scheme and the opportunity to further your professional development in a supportive and friendly environment through high-quality CPD and future career progression.
If this sounds like the job for you, then come and join us! Please visit our website http://www.thebarlowrchigh.co.uk for an application pack.
Completed applications should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the post title and your name in the subject line of the email. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Closing date: Thursday 13th May 2021
Closing time: 08:00am
Our School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff to share their commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for all successful applicants.
More on how to apply
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Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic
870 pupils enrolled
11 to 16
About The Barlow RC High School and Specialist Science College
Are you a determined, committed and capable individual with the skills and enthusiasm to ignite a passion for learning within our pupils and encourage them to use their full potential? Would you love to help our vulnerable pupils succeed and make progress academically, socially and emotionally?
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals, who would love to be part of our journey at The Barlow and could be instrumental in making a difference to our pupils’ education.
The Barlow RC High School is an excellent place to work! As a leading Catholic High School, we are determined to create an environment where children and adults alike can achieve their full potential. Our mantra for our pupils is ‘Learn, Achieve, Succeed’ and if this describes your vision then read on.
You will be located in Didsbury, (often voted as one of the most popular places to live in Manchester) only a short walk from the vibrant shops, bars and restaurants of Didsbury village. You will also have access to excellent transport links to Manchester city centre and surrounding areas.