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Job Salary
Grade 5 - £23953 to £26446 (pro rata)
Heritage Park School
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Are you passionate about supporting children and young people with special educational needs? Can you build positive relationships? Can you engage and motivate children and young people to inspire a love of learning? If so, we’d like to hear from you.

Heritage Park is situated next to Norfolk Park in Sheffield.

Heritage Park is looking for a nurturing and inclusive Behaviour Team Member to support our children and young people with their learning. You will be a person who thrives on a challenge, who is emotionally resilient and able to build positive, professional relationships with children and young people with special needs.

We welcome applications from experienced teaching assistants or pastoral education staff who have previously worked in mainstream or special needs schools. You must have a broad knowledge of SEN and able to respond to the emotional, social and mental health needs of our children and young people ages 6 to 16.

Staff who join us at Heritage Park will be provided with full Team Teach training, high quality professional development which will include a robust induction programme and a mentor.

Heritage Park staff share the same commitment, to ensuring that all our children achieve their full potential and can support our school values: Safety, Enjoyment, Unconditional Positive Regard, Acceptance, Holistic Achievement.

Heritage Park School is committed to providing care and support to some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in city. You would need to be flexible and committed to working as part of a team. We can offer you an opportunity to work in a welcoming school with a supportive and caring ethos where everyone is valued.

The Role:

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to join our Pastoral/Care Team from September. The Pastoral/Care Team member role is an essential role in ensuring that high expectations and routines and maintained in school. Successful candidates will be confident in de-escalation techniques and have excellent relationship with staff, pupils and parents. Interested candidates should speak to Jake Bower about the expectations of the role.

Purpose of Post:

  •     To work under the guidance of teaching/senior staff/care team lead and within an agreed system of supervision
  •     To support pupils in their self-regulation to enable them to settle to learn
  •     To implement agreed behaviour intervention programmes with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom
  •     To support teachers in the personalisation of activities to improve settled behaviour for learning
  •     To develop a deep and wide-ranging understanding of the reasons behind different behavioural difficulties through personal development, research and training in order to provide a range of personalised strategies in response
  •     To ensure learning environments are organised
  •     To train in team teach and to be part of the team teach training team
  •     To monitor the recording of behavioural incidents within their area
  •     To understand therapeutic approaches
  •     To skilfully use active listening, empathic understanding and unconditional positive regard
  •     To be flexible in response to need across other key stages
  •     On occasion this role may require supervision of a class in the short-term absence of the teacher

As a successful candidate you will:

  •     Have experience of working with students with special educational needs
  •     Have knowledge and understanding of SEN and how it may impact on pupils learning
  •     Be able to deliver a range of interventions to small groups or 1 to 1
  •     Be inclusive, professional, engaging and reliable

Please return your completed application form to the Recruitment Manager – Shaney McDonald - by email  Visits to the school are encouraged and should you like to make an appointment or obtain more information about the role please contact Shaney McDonald to book an appointment with Mark Fairbrother, Principal.