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Behaviour Support Assistant - Full-time

The Victory Academy , Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-6907-48S
  • Posted:28/06/2019
  • Pay:TSAT Grade D pro rata £17,478 - £19,672
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:12/07/2019 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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As Behaviour Support Assistant, you will work alongside the Behaviour for Learning Manager, helping to ensure that the behaviour support provision operates in an efficient and effective manner and ensuring that every child is supported to achieve their full potential. You will assist in the promotion of high standards of punctuality, attendance, learning and behaviour, and assist with the provision of administrative support for the behaviour support team.

 

We are privileged to work in a stunning learning environment with excellent resources. The Academy is focused on providing an education for all. Our belief is that each person is unique – every member of our community has gifts and talents that we seek to grow and channel. Our job is to find and foster these for all. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum geared towards ensuring that our students will be dynamic members of society when they leave the Academy.

 

The Victory Academy was officially opened in September 2015 and is sponsored by The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT).  

 

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Experience of working with children aged 11-18.
  • Experience of working with children who display challenging behaviour and an ability to motivate and encourage pupils.
  • Experience of resolving conflict and facilitating mediation between young people.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people including pupils, staff, parents and external professionals.
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative.
  • An understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people.
  • Good general standard of education at level 2 or above, including L2 English and Maths
  • Knowledge of current child protection and safeguarding practice.
  • Good ICT skills.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.

 

Additional skills and experience:

  • Experience of working with children aged 11-18 in a school setting.
  • Good ICT skills including use of SIMS and Behaviour Watch.
  • Further qualification in working with children, young people and families.
  • Participation on courses relevant to supporting pupils who experience emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Experience of working with or in alternative provision.
  • Knowledge of support services available to young people.

What we can offer you:

  • A newly built school with a stunning teaching environment and state of the art technology
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of Holcombe Grammar School
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Onsite parking free of charge

A tour of The Academy is highly recommended. To arrange, please call us on 0333 360 2140.

 

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

The Victory Academy is officially recognised as a “Thinking School” by the University of Exeter and has also been awarded the prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award by the Arts Council England. The Victory Academy is part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, which is in the top 10 best performing Multi-Academy Trusts in the country for GCSE performance (DfE, 2019), and was nominated for TES Employer of the Year in 2018.

We are privileged to work in a stunning learning environment with excellent resources. The Academy is focused on providing an education for all. Our belief is that each person is unique – every member of our community has gifts and talents that we seek to grow and channel.

The Academy offers a broad and balanced curriculum geared towards ensuring that your child will be a dynamic member of society when they leave either to further their education or start their chosen career. You will find on this site, a taste of the fantastic abilities of students and staff that continue to amaze with their skills, talent and commitment to excellence.

The Victory Academy has established links with The Historic Chatham Dockyard, The Royal Opera House Bridge and the Sea Cadets, aiming to raise the profile of the Academy within the local community. The Academy prides itself as being a cultural champion in giving back to the local community and has strong links with Medway Foodbank and The Magpie Centre. The students and staff at the school proudly use their Victory Spirit to raise funds for charities that support local families.

What we can offer you:

• A newly built school with a stunning teaching environment and state of the art technology • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits • Access to the New Horizons Teaching Alliance, offering a wide range of robust and innovatory development resources and expertise • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes • A free healthcare package including physiotherapy, private and confidential well-being support, counselling, a 24 hour GP helpline, and much more • Childcare vouchers enabling eligible staff to pay for childcare in a tax efficient way; • Optional healthcare scheme at reduced rates • Onsite parking free of charge

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.