Positive Behaviour Support Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Working Pattern: Full Time 8am – 4pm, (37 hours per week) term time only

Salary:  Scale 5 £12.70ph plus SEN Allowance of 527.52pa (Actual Salary £21,632)

Short Description: An opportunity has arisen to work within our Alternative Provision class with our team of talented Positive Behaviour Support Assistants. We are looking for people with a skill and passion for working with autistic children with severe learning disabilities to join our amazing school.

Contract Type: Temporary (Maternity Cover)

Closing Date: Monday 27th November 2023, 12pm

Proposed Interviews: Tuesday 12th December 2023

Post start: To be agreed

Further Information

Working at Highbury is incredibly rewarding. We work with amazing children who astound us everyday with their determination, enthusiasm and outlook. There is never a dull moment at Highbury and the rewards we get from supporting children with special education needs to reach their potential are priceless!

This is an opportunity to work within a 1:1 ratio to support and teach pupils with complex SLD and significant behavioural needs and to take a lead role in maximising all learning opportunities in a proactive and responsive way. You will work within a responsive and child-led curriculum that teaches highly personalised skills through a variety of means including; community outings, therapeutic activities, enrichment activities such as horse riding and rock climbing, 1:1 work and group activities.

You will work in a team of Positive Behaviour Support Assistants and will support pupils within a small class of 6. You will be part of the Behaviour Team and will be supported by the Behaviour Lead, Play Therapist and the Senior Leadership Team. We have an excellent team of people who can support you to develop your skills and knowledge in order to be fulfilled and successful in this important role. Equally, we offer high quality training and support for people with the right skills and attitude.

We are a very supportive school who are great at talent spotting and noticing people who have the potential to grow in this role. If you want to be part of that journey you can find out more by visiting our website or Facebook page or booking in for a visit to school. 

Highbury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position. Prior to interview, please read our Safeguarding Policy which is available on our website.  If you have any questions, please contact school by email (recruitment@highbury.calderdale.sch.uk).

Visits to the school are available by prior arrangement; please contact the school office for available dates.

Completed forms to be returned to recruitment@highbury.calderdale.sch.uk by 12pm on Monday 20th November marked for the attention of N Holroyd.

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