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West Berkshire

West Berkshire Council

Behaviour Support Worker

Vacancy Summary
Employer: West Berkshire Council
Salary: £20,138–£23,398 pro rata, grade F
Location: West Street House
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time/Term Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 1 October 2017 at 23:59 PM

Vacancy Description
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of the newly formed Behaviour Intervention Team.

We are looking to appoint a BIT worker to support primary schools predominantly, working with children experiencing challenging behaviour. Through observations and discussions with key stakeholders, you will develop strategies and approaches to support children and young people experiencing difficulties. There will be times when it will be appropriate for you to implement evidence-based interventions directly with pupils to support their inclusion in school.

You will be based in Newbury but need the ability to travel and work across West Berkshire Schools. You will need to be both flexible and organized. You should have very good interpersonal skills and an interest and motivation in problem-solving complex and often emotional

You will work with a wide variety of people including children, parents, school staff and other professionals.

Experience of working in schools or with challenging children is highly desirable. This role could appeal to all sorts of people; from those wishing to pursue a future career in psychology to people wanting a new challenge or existing Higher Level Teaching Assistants/Emotional Literacy Support Assistants in school.

We are looking to recruit to 37 hours term time only, but fewer hours would be considered.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.

Please contact Beth Cartwright (Acting Senior Educational Psychologist and BIT Manager) on 07585 986658/beth.cartwright@westberks.gov.uk, or Andy Cordell (Exclusions Officer) on 01635 503409/andy.cordell@westberks.gov.uk

Apply online at https://tinyurl.com/y854znvm