Behaviour Support Officer (Reintegration) - The Link School

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/02/2020 12:00
£23,836 - £26,317
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
The Link School
Closing date:
28 Feb
Further Information

Link School, Sunderland
Headteacher: Mrs Donna Walker BSc (Hons)
Springwell Dene, Swindon Road, Sunderland SR3 4EE
Tel: 0191 561 5777
Pallion Centre, Waverley Terrace, Sunderland SR4 6TA
Tel: 0191 561 4777

Children often display inappropriate behavioural difficulties for a variety of reasons. Behavioural difficulties do not necessarily mean that a child or young person has a possible mental health problem or a special educational need (SEN). Negative experiences or distressing life events can affect mental health in a way that brings about temporary change in a person’s behaviour. A pupil that experiences frequent and persistent difficulties with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties can significantly affect their learning experience and that of their peers.
To support children and schools in Sunderland, Together for Children (TFC) have introduced assessment hubs and alternative provision that may support during an assessment process or during a young person’s current circumstances.

The Link School is recognised nationally as one of the leading schools in Alternative Provision.
It supports the diverse needs of young people in Sunderland many of whom are extremely vulnerable and challenging. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and suitably qualified member of staff who has the commitment to improve the academic outcomes of our young learners, as well as seeking to support them in understanding their own emotions and consequences of their behaviour. The school offers a supportive working environment, a strong commitment to CPD and career opportunities. We are a Centre of Excellence for Inclusion, and a Platinum Anti-Bullying School.

Behaviour Support Officer (Reintegration) Grade 5 Term time only 39 weeks per year
£23,836 - £26,317 pro rata to weeks worked
Permanent Full Time Position

Required from Easter 2020

The Behaviour Support Officer will play a key role in supporting the young people within the Assessment Hub, they will work within the Hub team to reduce the learner’s barriers to learning. They will support learners during reintegration and work with other settings to plan for a successful transition. The successful applicant will have the ability to establish effective relationships with learners who can be challenging and disengaged, and make a positive contribution towards improving behaviour. You will be committed, hardworking, resilient and a strong team player.

The successful candidate will;

• Undertake direct intervention work with learners
• Create behaviour and reintegration plans
• Provide written and verbal advice and reports
• Have the ability to provide challenge where required
• Have excellent communication skills
• Work collaboratively with colleagues
• Set high behaviour expectations, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline through positive and productive relationships with learners.
• Have an interest and understanding in SEND and the assessment process for SEND students.

If you would like to discuss the post further or would like to arrange a visit, please e mail caroline.granton@schools.sunderland.gov.uk or ring 0191 561 5777

Application forms and further details are available by e mailing
Ms Caroline Granton, Director of Finance and Premises, Link School, caroline.granton@schools.sunderland.gov.uk, to whom completed applications should be returned

The Link School, Sunderland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Link School safeguards and protects its students and staff by being committed to respond in accordance with Sunderland Local Safeguarding Board Procedures

Closing date: Friday 28 February 2020 12 Noon
Shortlisting date: To Be Confirmed
Interviews: to be confirmed

Please note
This job is closed for applications.