• Alisdair Low

Residential Team Leader - Horsham, Sussex - £19,300 - £24,000 per annum

This is an Ofsted Outstanding Residential

School for SEN/SEMH pupils.


SALARY:NJC point 5-16 42 hours per week

PURPOSE OF JOB:

Positive Behaviour Support

To be a member of a multi-disciplinary team charged with the task of providing a warm, caring environment, which fosters and develops good personal relationships and which meets pupil’s needs for security, reassurance of personal worth, stimulation and affection.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Care

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Boarding Pupils

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Knowledge and understanding:

  1. Have a secure knowledge and understanding of the schools policies and procedures in relation to residential care.

  2. Have a detailed knowledge of the guidance and routines which impact directly on the pupils in their care.

  3. Have a detailed knowledge of those pupils for who they have Keyworker responsibility.

  4. Understand progression in terms o social learning.

  5. A working knowledge of attachment theory, trauma informed best practice and autism awareness.

Planning and setting expectations:

  1. In settings, identify clear objectives, content, structure and sequence appropriate to the task in hand and the pupils concerned.

  2. Set appropriate and demanding expectations for pupils’ learning and motivation. Set clear targets for pupils which build on prior attainment.

  3. Identify pupils who have additional needs and know how to give positive and targeted support.

  4. Be aware of, implement and keep records on individual care plans.

Managing Pupils Learning

  1. Ensure effective management of whole groups and individuals so that objectives are met, momentum and challenge are maintained and best use is made of time.

  2. Set high expectations for pupils’ behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline through well focused organisation and through positive and productive relationships.

  3. Use methods of delivery which keep pupils engaged, including stimulating their intellectual curiosity, effective questioning and response, clear presentation and good use of resources.

Assessment and Evaluation

  1. Assess how well objectives have been achieved and use this assessment for future planning.

  2. Monitor pupil’s progress, providing constructive, oral and written feedback as well as setting targets for future progress.

  3. When applicable, understand the demands expected of pupils in relation to the national behaviour scales.

Student Achievement

  1. Secure progress towards pupil targets.

Relations with Parents and Wider Community

  1. Know how to liaise with parents on matters relating to their child.

  2. Know how to prepare and present informative reports to parents and others.

  3. Provide opportunities for pupils to develop a wider social understanding by relating their experiences to real and work related examples.

  4. Understand the need to liaise with appropriate agencies responsible for pupils’ welfare.

  5. Demonstrate a consistent record of parental involvement and satisfaction.

Managing own Performance and Development

  1. Understand the need to take responsibility for their own professional development and to keep up-to-date with research in the field of social care.

  2. Understand their professional responsibilities in relation to school policies and practices.

  3. Set a good example to the pupils with whom they work in their presentation and their personal conduct.

  4. Evaluate their own performance critically and use this to improve their effectiveness.

  5. Participate in the school’s programme of Performance Management and Care Professional Development.

Managing and Developing Staff and Other Adults

  1. Establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues.

Managing Resources

  1. Select and make good use of a variety of resources, including ICT, which enable social objectives to be met.

  2. Accept and show responsibility for the maintenance of school resources and its environment.

Safeguarding

The School has an effective whole School Child Protection Policy which provides clear direction to staff and others about expected codes of behaviour in dealing with safeguarding issues. The School expects all staff to be committed to the development of good practice and sound procedures. Any concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways which support the needs of the pupil. The school is also committed to promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of both pupils and staff and promotes fundamental British Values. You will be working in regulated activity.


Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Integritas is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service.

The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion