Behavior Teaching Assistant (Level 2)
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Job Description Post: Behaviour Support - Teaching Assistant (Level 2) Hours: 30 hours per week Working weeks: Term time plus 3 teacher training days Salary: NJC07 – 11 (£13,585.00 - £14,700.00) Academy/College: Ashlawn School - Transforming Lives Educational Trust Contract Support Staff terms and conditions Responsible to: Head of LDD MAIN ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching Assistants make the education of their pupils/students their first concern, and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. Teaching Assistants act with honesty and integrity; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teaching assistants up-to-date and are self-critical; forge positive professional relationships; and work with others in the best interests of their pupils/students. The postholder is accountable for: ● Promoting inclusion and acceptance of all pupils/students, encouraging them to interact and work cooperatively and engage in learning; ● Promoting independence and development of self-esteem; ● Assisting in the personal, social, emotional development of pupils/students and development of self-esteem; ● Assisting with the development and implementation of Pupil Support plans; ● Using specialist skills/knowledge/training to provide support in specialist areas; ● Working with pupils/students with complex special needs, monitoring and providing for general care, safety and welfare, including tasks connected with their social inclusion and providing for their personal, physical and health care needs; ● Encouraging and reinforcing positive interactions between students working within any behaviour targets set; ● Monitoring individual/group achievements of key objectives and provide feedback to the teacher; ● Having an up-to-date understanding of the role and responsibilities of a level 2 post; ● Contributing to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school; ● Establishing constructive relationships and communication with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the teacher. Inclusion Support Centre: ● To assist the Inclusion Support Centre Manager in the day to day running of the Inclusion Support Centre; ● Arrange and develop 1:1 mentoring programmes to support students in managing their own classroom behaviour and learning; ● Work with the Inclusion Support Centre Manager and teaching staff in the planning and implementation of individual support programmes for named students or small groups; ● Meeting with individual students or small groups to support them through withdrawal from classes or through meetings arranged at other times of the school day; ● Undertaking agreed learning activities/teaching programmes for students identified with behavioural needs, adjusting activities according to student responses; ● Challenge and motivate students to promote self-esteem; ● Model ideal behaviour at all times; ● To undertake individual support for students through internal and external examinations. ● Preparing, maintaining and using the equipment and resources required to meet the learning activities and assist pupils/students in their use; Support for pupils: ● Delivering planned activities to larger groups of students following appropriate training and provision of resources; ● Supporting the preparation of and follow-up for educational visits and assist with their supervision, in accordance with an appropriate risk assessment and guidance; ● Helping students to develop communication skills, regulate their emotions and take responsibility for their actions; ● Identifying and reporting uncharacteristic behaviour patterns; ● Assisting with pupil/student supervision on trips off the premises, under overall guidance of the teacher; ● Using physical intervention strategies following training (e.g. Team Teach) if appropriate. Support to teacher: ● Assisting with lesson/activity planning, delivery and evaluation; ● In liaison with teaching staff, plan, prepare and deliver the support needed, developing strategies to achieving positive behavioural outcomes; ● Ensure students receive regular and constructive feedback with regards to their progress; ● Recording information relevant to assessment and review of students’ progress ● Attending PSP and Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) review meetings; ● Support teaching staff with appropriate strategies when dealing with challenging behaviour; ● Actively involved in day to day management of the Inclusion Support Centre including responsibility for the care and preparation of teaching aids, equipment, materials and differentiated resources; ● Undertaking routine and non-routine administrative tasks; ● Liaising with parents/carers, specialist teachers and other professional staff, share and provide information; Support to the school: ● Understanding and complying with policies and procedures; ● Being aware of and support difference and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop; ● Liaising effectively with parents/carers, participating in feedback sessions/meetings; ● Attending and participating in regular meetings and in training and other learning activities as required; ● Managing First Aid resources and administration of medicines (where appropriate) and First Aid Other duties and responsibilities of a Teaching Assistant: Carry out other duties that the Principal and/or line manager may reasonably request. Transforming Lives Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for all staff within the Trust. This job description sets out the duties and responsibilities of the post at the time it was drawn up. Such duties and responsibilities may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post. The post holder will have a shared responsibility for the safeguarding of all children and young people. The post holder has an implicit duty to promote the welfare of all children and young people.