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DBS274/19 Support Assistant 2 posts Moorbridge

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 15/07/2019 10:00
£18,303.71 - £19,856.19pa
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Moorbridge, Shiremoor

Job details 

Closing date:
15 Jul

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Moorbridge is a Pupil Referral Unit for KS3 and KS4 pupils in North Tyneside. Moorbridge PRU is part of the North Tyneside Student Support Service which offers a range of services to schools in North Tyneside. The PRU has been rated ‘Good’ in the last 3 Ofsted inspections and we continue to achieve a high rate of pupils achieving 5 GCSE/Equivalent or more in Year 11 which means that we are always in the top 10% of AP provisions in the UK.

Our pupils need staff who will create a calm and purposeful environment with proven ability to support in the administration/clerical duties within Moorbridge. Pupils at Moorbridge have extreme needs which may prevent their attendance at a mainstream school.

We require for September 2019 an experienced specialist Support Assistant to join our team to take a role in supporting individuals and groups of students who need extra help to fully access the curriculum.

Our Support Assistants work as part of a wider team with teaching staff in order to effectively plan and facilitate a range of interventions, in-class support and act as key workers for students.

This is an enhanced role and applicants will be expected to show previous demonstrable experience in a similar support role. To make a success of this role you need to provide evidence that you can:
• Work flexibly as part of the SEND Department and Support the wider Pastoral Support teams
• Show initiative when working on your own
• Engage positively with a wide range of young people, responding to the varied challenges that the role presents
• Follow safeguarding procedures
• Work with other staff in planning, evaluating and adjusting learning activities and strategies as appropriate

Essential qualities/experience:
• At least 2 years’ experience of working with students in an educational setting
• Proficient ICT skills in order to carry out administrative duties accurately and efficiently
• A warm and sensitive approach to young people with good communication and interpersonal skills
• An understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities Policies and Disability Equality Duties
• Resourcefulness, good humour and resilience
• Willingness to get involved in the wider life of the school
• Knowledge of ACES and the effects of trauma on young people’s development and emotional regulation

Desirable qualities/experience:
• Previous experience of delivering intervention sessions
• Previous experience of planning and implementing of individual pupil support plans and monitoring student progress
• Previous experience of working with disaffected and vulnerable students
• Ability to contribute to Annual reviews for pupils with EHCPs

The following list outlines some of the main duties you will be asked to do:
• Act as a pastoral key worker and in-class support
• Facilitate review meetings and accurately record and monitor student progress
• Work closely with professionals and agencies to ensure good student outcomes.
• Attend appropriate professional development and training and where necessary help deliver and develop training within school
• Provide special access arrangements and invigilate internal and external examinations and controlled coursework sessions
• Accompany students on out of school activities
• Monitor student wellbeing and complete home visits where necessary
• Write professional reports in preparation for pupil reviews or Child Protection meetings.

Any interested parties should contact the Business Manager, Michael Tate at Moorbridge on 0191 6436170 for further information and an application pack.

Applicants that have already applied for the previously advertised post need not re-apply but need to let the school know that they would like to be re-considered.

Closing Date: Friday 12th July 2019 10 am
Interviews will be held in the week beginning 15th July 2019

Visits to the school are EXPECTED and WELCOMED. Please contact the school office on (0191) 643 6170 to arrange a visit

Moorbridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant employment checks deemed appropriate.

This post is term time only over 195 days. This post is fixed term for up to one year with the possibility of an extension

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