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HLTA with Responsibility for Behaviour - Full-time/Part-time - Special Needs Position

Ripplevale School and College - Rochester, Rochester

  • Ref:MED887-6006-97S
  • Posted:15/05/2024
  • Pay:£18,021 to £23,228
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:24/05/2024 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Ripplevale School is a leading provider of specialist education for children and young people with social and emotional based in Rochester. Our school is committed to providing a supportive and nurturing environment where every student can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. We are dedicated to fostering positive relationships, promoting resilience, and empowering our students to achieve their full potential.

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) with expertise in behaviour management to join our experienced team as a Behaviour Specialist. In this role, you will be instrumental in supporting the social and emotional development of our students and promoting positive behaviour across the school.

- Implementing and overseeing effective behaviour management strategies, tailored to the individual needs of students.

- Providing support and guidance to teaching staff in the implementation of behaviour management techniques and interventions.

- Leading on the development and delivery of targeted behaviour support plans for students, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

- Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of behaviour support strategies, and making adjustments as necessary to ensure positive outcomes for students.

- Providing one-on-one or small group support sessions to develop social skills, emotional regulation, and self-esteem.

- Collaborating with external agencies and professionals to ensure a holistic approach to supporting students.

- Contributing to the creation of a positive, inclusive, and nurturing learning environment where all students feel safe and valued.

Essential Requirements:

- HLTA qualification or equivalent experience working in a similar role within a special educational needs (SEN) setting.

- Proven expertise in behaviour management strategies, with a focus on supporting students.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, colleagues, and parents/carers.

- Strong organisational skills, with the ability to plan and deliver effective interventions and support programmes.

- A proactive and solution-focused approach to supporting students with behavioural challenges, with a commitment to continuous improvement.

- The ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team, whilst also demonstrating initiative and autonomy when required.

Desirable Criteria:

- Additional qualifications or training related to behaviour management or special educational needs.

- Experience working with specific groups of students, such as those with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, or attachment difficulties.

- Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures relating to behaviour management and safeguarding within an educational context.

Applicants are strongly advised to apply early for this post as we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications have been received.

Information about the school

Ripplevale Rochester is an independent specialist provision for students aged 6 to 25 who have been diagnosed with various needs, which may include ASD, dyslexia, speech, language and communication difficulties, DCD, sensory, social, emotional and other learning difficulties along with high levels of anxiety. The school is set in an historic Medway town and enjoys the outstanding community facilities and links that the towns of Chatham and Rochester have to offer.

Ripplevale provides a holistic child centred approach to education underpinned by our team of 98 Teachers, Teaching assistants, Administrators and Therapists, all working in a caring and nurturing environment, with a common belief that all students have the opportunity to make progress and experience success everyday, in a safe, caring, nurturing and secure environment.

Our site boasts well-resourced classrooms, small class sizes, music and drama facilities, Science labs, Therapy rooms, amazing vocational teaching areas such as our hair and beauty studios, a coffee shop, catering kitchens, as well as numerous areas for children to have fun and enjoy social times. Staff are both welcoming and friendly at this independent school and there is a collaborative approach where resources and best practices are shared.

Job Contact Information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.