Behaviour Support Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/09/2019 23:59
£18,543 - £20,473
Hours per week:
37 hours term time plus 5
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Ashington District Office
Closing date:
20 Sep
Further Information

An opportunity has arisen for a skilled and well motivated Behaviour Support Worker to join the Northumberland Behaviour Support Service.
The Behaviour Support Service is a peripatetic team working with school staff and multi-disciplinary professionals to assess and provide support for learners (predominantly between the ages of 3 and 16 years old) with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. We place a strong emphasis on building capacity within schools through a process of consultation and training.

We are looking for a highly skilled practitioner who may work directly with designated pupils and young people to meet identified social, emotional and behavioural needs as well as working alongside school staff to help build the capacity required to enable schools to manage the needs of the children and young people in their care.
The Behaviour Support Worker will work collaboratively with, and under the supervision of, the SEND Behaviour Support and Autism Support Teachers.

The successful candidate will also:
need to be highly motivated; require excellent time management and organisational skills; have good writing skills; be committed to supporting inclusion within mainstream school settings and be able to fulfil the travel requirements of an agile worker working in a large rural county.

The post is 37 hours a week, term time plus 5 days.

We are offering: 
- A starting salary of £18,543 (rising to £20,473)
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision

For more information, please see the attached job description and person specification and closing dates for applications is midnight on 20th September.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07770975678 or rebecca.harding@northumberland.gov.uk.
We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.