Are you a passionate individual looking to make a difference to vulnerable young people’s lives? If the answer is yes, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Behaviour and Wellbeing Practitioner to work with our fantastic students in SupaJam.
Who is SupaJam: SupaJam is an award winning, Ofsted rated Good Post 16 Specialist Provider. Working with vulnerable and disadvantaged 16-25 year olds, SupaJam uses the power of contemporary music to reignite the desire to learn and achieve in these students.
Our ethos is to be forward thinking, caring and encouraging whilst providing a structured, supportive and non-judgemental environment, allowing all our young people to thrive and achieve to their full potential.
SupaJam has two bases, one in Swanley, specialising in live performance and recording, and one in Canterbury specialising in broadcast radio and music media.
Currently we support over 100 students across both bases, the majority of whom have EHC plans and a variety of SEN needs or who have previously disengaged from mainstream education. Our students are united by their passion for music, and with our support, engage in the RSL Music Practitioners syllabus, as well as English and Maths and additional programmes that cover SMSC, British Values, Practical Musicianship and work experience.
At SupaJam, we pride ourselves on the opportunities that we are able to give every student, from meeting and workshopping with professional music industry specialists to working alongside the multi award winning Black Deer music festival, giving opportunities to students to work as a part of, perform in and attend one of the country’s best music festivals.
We expect that all SupaJam staff uphold our mission and ethos in every aspect of their roles, championing a respectful and open-minded culture that inspires staff and students alike. SupaJam is committed to safeguarding children and young people and we have high expectations of all staff to adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures at all times.
The role: The Behaviour and Wellbeing Practitioner position is a new role being created to support our outstanding Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team. The applicant will be required to work 5 days a week 9am - 5pm under the supervision of the Safeguarding Manager and be able to support our students who have a variety of SEN and emotional needs.
They will need to be able to support all staff with the implementation of Behaviour Support Plans and de-escalation methods, as well as support our students to achieve positive behaviour and mental health.
The role will include documenting and reporting concerns as well as being involved in group supervision sessions with different staff to achieve best practice and the best outcomes for our students.
What we are looking for:
Qualifications and Skills:
- An ability to uphold the SupaJam ethos at all times.
- Have demonstrable experience of working with students with SEN.
- Have demonstrable experience of working with disadvantaged young people with complex social and emotional needs, as well as mental health needs, to achieve and succeed.
- Be creative, enthusiastic and resourceful and have the ability to engage with young people on their level.
- High levels of patience and empathy, whilst maintaining and enforcing appropriate boundaries.
- The ability to problem solve and work in a fast paced, high pressured environment.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Have confident knowledge of local services for children and adults.
- The ability to work through school holidays.
- Trained in working with students with SEN.
- Trained in working with students with SEMH needs.
- Mental Health First Aid training.
- Experience of working in a safeguarding role.
- Experience of working with 16-25 year olds.
- Experience of working with Education Health and Care Plans and Provision Plans.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Proactively support students who are experiencing crises, making use of relevant external agencies.
- Report any immediate safeguarding concerns to the safeguarding manager whilst supporting with due process if appropriate.
- To work across departments and have regular meetings with the SEN team including the Pastoral Support Practitioners, the EHCP Manager and all delivery staff.
- To document and report all interventions and support.
- To support relevant data collection.
- To write and support the implementation of Behavioural Support Plans.
What SupaJam can offer you:
- A friendly, supportive and rewarding work environment.
- Opportunities for training and progression.
- Frequent staff social events.
- A chance to work backstage at the Black Deer festival with our students - every staff member can also attend the festival for free.
- Opportunities to work at other major festivals.
- We also offer free tea and coffee so you can keep your batteries fully charged throughout the day!
SupaJam Education in Music and Media is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.