Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner
Actual Salary: £26, 302 (£30k FTE)
35 hours per week (8.30am – 4.30pm), 39 weeks per year (Term time only + 5 INSET days)
Do you have a genuine commitment to improving outcomes for students on the autistic spectrum? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young people and ensure they are ready to contribute to society? Do you want to be part of an exciting journey to become an outstanding provision, with a positive and forward-thinking staff team? If the answer is a resounding yes, then this could be a great opportunity for you.
We are looking for an outstanding Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner to work as part of the multi-disciplinary therapy team, directly supporting students with Autism and providing a high level of expertise, advice and support to staff on Autism-specific strategies and the implementation of Positive Behaviour Support. This will include developing strategies around communication; understanding and addressing sensory differences and teaching independent living skills and coping strategies which will reduce the need for individuals to resort to behaviours which may challenge. It will also involve identifying appropriate adaptations to the physical and school environment to ensure that optimum support is provided to our students. Clinical supervision and support will be provided by our Strategic Head of Positive Behaviour Support.
Heathermount School provides an all-round education to meets the needs of students from the ages of 4-19 who have SEND with a primary diagnosis of Autism. Heathermount is a day school owned by The Disabilities Trust; we are well resourced and have excellent facilities set in 14 acres of land. Classes are small and staff training is comprehensive. We work hard with our students and parents, but the rewards are tremendous if you are motivated by improving the life chances of young people and to have a positive impact on family life.
Please do not hesitate to call the school for an informal chat or come and visit us and meet our inspiring, wonderful young people and our hard working, talented staff.
Interested candidates should call Jilly Roberts (Strategic Head of Positive Behaviour Support – The Disabilities Trust) on O7586 322216 or Priya Pillay, Senior SALT (Heathermount School), on O1344 875101 for an informal discussion about the role.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school. To arrange a visit, you should contact Julie-Ann Stone on O1344 875101.
Deadline for applications: 12:00 noon on Friday 25th September 2020
Interviews: w/c Monday 5th October 2020
Heathermount School 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.