Axcis are pleased to be working with a pupil referral unit in Paignton who are looking to recruit an experienced Education Support Worker to work with secondary students with severe social emotional and mental health needs in both a classroom environment and in a 1-1 outreach capacity.
You will be working with small groups of students aged between 11 and 16, providing general support. You will need to be able to establish a good working relationship with the students very quickly. Most days you will be based at the school and for 1 day per week you will accompany small group of students to outdoor educational activities across South Devon.
The pupils in this school exhibit very challenging behaviour so experience of working in an intense environment s and high levels of resilience are essential. This role is only suitable for candidates who have worked within a youth offending or pupil referral type of environment.
The school unit uses therapeutic approaches such as thrive to help pupils with social emotional and mental health needs to become confident and happy young people who are capable of regulating their emotions and contributing positively to society. The school is extremely welcoming, has a fantastic support structure and offers excellent resources for all staff that work there. A lot of these children have had difficult home lives and have been let down many times. You must have a calm nature and ability to de-escalate situations.
We are looking for someone who is unfazed by challenging behaviour and those trained in Team Teach and MAPA would be at an advantage. These children need a positive role model and the right candidate will be resilient, empathetic and understanding.
The role is full time (8.30am to 3.30pm) and will start ASAP on an ongoing basis until the end of the academic year. The right candidate will be an inventive and positive worker who has a proactive attitude and will be calm and resilient in difficult situations. You will be a positive role model and will have a chance to make a real difference to a child's life.
A full driving licence is essential.
For this role, you must have an enhanced DBS certificate dated within the previous 3 years.
Axcis Education is a specialist recruiter for special needs education. Established in July 2001, we are now recognised as the foremost supplier of quality SEND teaching and, support staff in the UK. As sponsors of the National Autistic Society and other notable SEND organisations, Axcis takes it duty of care to the profession seriously and we do our best to find only the best staff for the schools we work with. Please get in touch if the job sounds like something you've been looking for.
If you are a caring, friendly and patient individual then this could be the perfect role for you. We offer competitive rates of pay and a fantastic refer a friend scheme where you can earn up to £250 in high-street vouchers. At Axcis, we value our teachers and support staff and the hard work they put in on a daily basis. You will have a professional consultant who will be your point of contact throughout your time working for us.
Axcis Education is the UK's leading supply agency of SEND Teaching Professionals. For further information or to apply, please contact email@example.com or on 01392 949022.
This is a temporary position.
If you are interested, then please contact Tamsin Nee at Axcis Education on 01392 949022
This is a temporary position unless otherwise stated.
Please note: The details of this job are correct as of the start of the school closures. We anticipate that there will still be a need to fill this vacancy either on the expected timescale (as many of the schools we work with will remain open to support SEND/Keyworker children) or when schools re-open. We are therefore continuing to accept applications but please bear with us as there may be a delay on the listed start date due to the fact that the situation is continually evolving.
Axcis is an equal opportunities employer. The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All staff will be subject to our stringent vetting procedures, which include an enhanced DBS, full work history, references and a face-to-face interview.
Axcis Education is an employment agency offering temporary supply work for daily, short-term and long-term assignments in addition to permanent positions.