Student Support Assistant - Norton Canes High School
Student Support Assistant.
37 hours per week, term time, permanent.
NJC points 6-9 (£19,698-£20,903 pro rota).
Required as soon as possible
The Governors of this small and forward thinking school are seeking to appoint an outstanding Student Support Assistant to manage the behavior of pupils on a day to day basis. You will have a passion and the commitment to help the school continue on our journey from “Good” to Outstanding.
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Student Support Assistant to join the Inclusion Department at this innovative and forward looking school. Under the direction of the Assistant Associate Headteacher, you will be expected to provide social, emotional and behavioral support for pupils as required, support pupils in their education, social development and welfare, be flexibly deployed according to the changing needs of the pupils, liaise with parents, carers and external support agencies, and monitor whole school behavior. Due to the small school setting the successful applicant should be able to demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to undertake other areas in relation to student support.
To succeed you will require:
Experience of working with children aged 11-18 in a school setting.
Experience of working with children who display challenging behaviour and an ability to motivate and encourage students.
Experience of resolving conflict and facilitating mediation between young people.
Well-developed interpersonal skills and able to relate well to a wide range of people including students, staff, parents/carers 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.
Knowledge of current child protection and safeguarding practice.
Good ICT skills including use of SIMS
Ability to remain calm under pressure.
The position is ideal for a person committed to professional development within a supportive environment who will enjoy ensuring that the role is an important element in the support of the teaching and learning of our students and who can show the school's advantages to a wider audience.
Closing Date – 26th April 2021. Interviews – TBC
Candidates who are shortlisted will be informed by email.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from schools or by visiting www.crb.gov.uk