Behaviour Support Teacher.

Job Summary
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Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 08/07/2021 23:59
£25,714 - £41,604
Hours per week:
0.8 FTE Teacher T and Cs
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
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Employment Location:
"Northumbria House, Cramlington"
Number of posts:
Closing date:
8 Jul
Further Information

Job Title

Specialist Teacher – Emotional Wellbeing and Behaviour 0.8FTE (4 days per week Teacher’s Terms and Conditions)

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across the largest county in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate. 

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

The Northumberland Emotional Wellbeing and Behaviour Support Service is currently made up of 4 qualified Teachers and 5 Behaviour Support Workers who provide a range of services into schools and settings throughout Northumberland. The day-to-day operational management and organisation of the team is the responsibility of the EWB Lead Practitioner who in turn reports to the High Incidence Needs Team (HINT) Manager. The service operates from a centralised base in Cramlington working peripatetically into schools and settings across Northumberland. 

For further information about the Northumberland Emotional Wellbeing and Behaviour Support Service please click here

The role

The Northumberland Emotional Wellbeing and Behaviour Support Service is a peripatetic team working with school staff and multi-disciplinary professionals to assess the needs of learners (predominantly between the ages of 3 and 16 years old) with emotional wellbeing and behaviour needs and subsequently to support the school or setting in the implementation and evaluation of appropriate strategies and approaches. We place a strong emphasis on building capacity within schools through a process of consultation and training. 

We are looking for a teacher with a significant level of experience working with children and young people with emotional wellbeing and behaviour needs and who has knowledge and experience of implementing evidence-based interventions and approaches to support learners with this range of needs. The successful candidate will also need to be: highly motivated; an effective communicator with excellent report writing, time management and organisational skills; committed to supporting inclusion within mainstream school settings; able to interact with ease with colleagues, staff in schools, pupils and parents demonstrating high standards of spoken English and be able to fulfil the travel requirements of a peripatetic teacher working in a large rural county.

The purpose of the job is:
    As part of the Northumberland Inclusive Education Services, to provide specialist support and advice for children with emotional wellbeing and behaviour needs within schools/settings across Northumberland.
   To be responsible for managing the needs of a caseload of children and young people including carrying out individual assessments and identifying the suitable strategies and approaches required to meet the identified need.
 To take lead responsibility for a specified discrete area of service delivery, as required. 
  To provide specialist support and advice to colleagues in relation to emotional wellbeing and behaviour needs.
Enable staff in schools and settings to develop their abilities and skills to meet the needs of their pupils with emotional wellbeing and behaviour needs through targeted training / work focused on early intervention and prevention.

We are offering: 
    MPS /UPS pay scale in line with Teacher Terms and Conditions 
    Maximum SEN Allowance 
    Employment on Teachers’ Terms and Conditions
   Continuing professional development opportunities
    Travel expenses

Essential requirements

Knowledge and Qualifications
    Primary or Secondary Teaching Qualification (First Degree or PGCE)
    Qualified Teacher Status
    Thorough knowledge of EWB needs and their impact in the classroom. 
    Knowledge of how to keep children safe and practices and procedures that should be followed. 

Experience of:
    Relevant and successful working with pupils who have a wide range of emotional wellbeing and behaviour needs.
    Working across school phases in mainstream and or special school settings.
    Providing training for parents/staff/colleagues. 
    Multi-agency and/or multidisciplinary working.
    Recording pupil progress against individual targets at SEN Support/EHCP.
    Supporting and advising parents. 
    Working with pupils with Education Health Care Plans.

Skills and competencies
    Working knowledge of relevant SEND policies and legislation.
    Understanding of principles of child development and barriers to learning.
    Ability to accurately assess pupil needs and progress. 
    Ability to plan and implement effective intervention programmes for pupils with EWB needs taking account of curriculum needs and enabling inclusion
    Ability to liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers.
    Able to work collaboratively with colleagues, school staff and parents.
    Demonstrate excellent verbal and written language skills.
    Good record keeping skills.
    A reflective practitioner: ability to monitor, evaluate and improve own skills and practices.
    Ability to prepare and deliver training for a wide range of audiences.
    Understand and adhere to the need for confidentiality
    Possess the IT skills required to fulfil their duties

Physical, mental and emotional demands
    Ability to work under pressure and respond flexibly to changing situations.
    Ability to remain calm in response to challenging situations and behaviour.
   To promote the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people. 
    Self-reliant and able to use initiative to work effectively without close supervision to deliver a range of team objectives.
   Able to undertake the physical demands of the post; particularly driving distances.

    A commitment to supporting children and young people with EWB needs in mainstream educational settings.
    A willingness to participate in identified training.
    Highly motivated and well organised.
    Ability to use own initiative and work independently.
    A willingness to develop innovative working practices.
    Adherence to evidence-based practice.
    Adherence to high standards of personal and professional conduct as outlined in the DfE Teachers’ Standards.
    Ability to meet the travel requirements of job.


The closing date is 8 July 2021 at midnight. Shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 12th July 2021. Candidates shortlisted for interview must be available to attend their interview in person at Northumbria House, Cramlington or via video link on Thursday 15th July 2021.

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; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Jag Stockham (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or jag.stockham@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. 

For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact Fiona Tarn, HINT Manager, Email: Fiona.Tarn@northumberland.gov.uk

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 contact Fiona Tarn or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.