Inclusion Support Workers needed in Peterborough October 2018
We are currently working on behalf of a special school near Peterborough catering for pupils in Key Stages 2-4 with severe and complex Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH).
The School is the same as any other school in that they have high expectations of pupils; build a secure and happy atmosphere in which pupils can learn effectively; offer a broad range of subjects and qualifications, including GCSEs.
However, the school is different to other schools in that they organise their pupils into nurture groups; structure their day and their curriculum to support pupils with SEMH difficulties and employ specialist staff to support the special educational needs of the pupils.
As part of this specialist team, Inclusion Support Workers play an important role in helping to create a stimulating, safe and structured environment in which pupils can realise their potential.
About the Post
- This role includes providing practical support for learning and other school activities
- Helping pupils to develop their academic, social and emotional skills.
- This will involve working with small groups and/or individual pupils in and out of the classroom.
As an Inclusion Support Worker, you will make considerable use of effective communication and conciliatory skills including the use of restorative practices with pupils, schools and families.
You will need to be experienced at managing difficult conversations, meetings and diffusing challenging behaviour. The majority of pupils are extremely vulnerable and can have very complex family backgrounds.
- Mainstream school support experience in the relevant Key Stage(s)
- Experience of working with pupils with complex needs either in mainstream or special schools in the relevant Key Stage(s)
- Good general education with high grade GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English
- Willingness to undertake further training/qualifications
- Awareness of safeguarding procedures
- Awareness of Special Educational Needs procedures, Equality Act and other relevant guidance related to SEN and Inclusion
- Willingness and ability to undertake Team Teach training and work within “good practice” guidelines using a range of positive handling strategies, gradual and graded, involved in holding, guiding and escorting safety, from least intrusive to more restrictive holds
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of pupils and students, many of which have previously experienced difficultly in sustained learning within a mainstream provision.
If you feel that you meet the criteria above and are interested in discussing this opportunity further, please apply and one of our dedicated SEN consultants will contact you to discuss the process further. Alternatively, you can call us directly on 0800 832 243