SEN Support Assistant

Location Slough
Discipline: Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Job type: Full Time
Salary: ££90 - £95 per day, Benefits: Holiday Pay & PAYE
Contact name: Lauren Overbeek

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Job ref: LO-95
Published: 24 days ago
Startdate: 2024-06-24
Are you a compassionate and dedicated support worker with a passion for assisting children and young people? We are seeking a skilled behavioural support worker to join our dynamic team at a specialist school in Slough.

In this role, you will work with students who face challenging and complex Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties. The successful candidate will be an integral part of a multidisciplinary team, collaborating to help students overcome barriers to learning and re-engage with their education.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Individualised Support: Assist class teachers in developing and implementing individualised education plans (IEPs) that are tailored to each student's unique needs, with the goal of re-engaging them in their learning journey.
  • Behavioural Motivation: Inspire and motivate students to participate in their education, particularly those who exhibit challenging behaviour and deregulated emotions. Employ positive reinforcement techniques to encourage good behaviour.
  • Collaborative Problem-Solving: Work closely with teachers and therapists to observe, identify, and address barriers to education. Develop and implement strategies that promote a positive learning environment.
  • Emotional and Educational Support: Provide practical support that boosts students' self-confidence and fosters a strong motivation to learn. Engage with students on a personal level to understand and address their individual challenges.
  • Crisis Management: Maintain composure and professionalism in challenging situations, ensuring a safe and supportive environment for all students. Implement crisis intervention strategies as needed.
  • Emotional Regulation: Use evidence-based strategies to help students manage and regulate their emotions in a constructive and positive manner, supporting their overall well-being.
  • Experience: Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable young people in a support or mentor capacity, ideally within an educational setting.
  • Communication Skills: Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to connect with students, parents, and colleagues effectively.
  • Teamwork: Strong ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team, contributing to a positive and cohesive working environment.
  • Qualifications: Relevant qualifications are desired but not required. A commitment to ongoing professional development is essential.
  • Compliance: An enhanced DBS check and up-to-date safeguarding training are mandatory.
Pay: £95.00 per day PAYE & Holiday Pay.

All applicants must provide the relevant qualifications for this role as well as the right to work in the UK. At Supply Hive, we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children. We conduct thorough safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE guidelines.

Join us at Supply Hive and help us create a supportive and empowering environment for children and young people, making a meaningful difference in their lives!