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Positive Behaviour Support & General Assistant

Application deadline
August 4, 2024 10:00 pm
Foundation and High Needs
Employment type
37 Hours Per Week 36 Weeks per Year
Telford College - Wellington, Telford
£17,702.11 Pro-Rata
Reporting to
Potential interview date
Vacancy reference
About the role

The Positive Behaviour Support will work directly with students with SEN, focusing particularly on behaviour issues in a variety of settings including one to one, small group and in class support. This will include planned provision as well as responding to situations that might arise on a day to day basis. The Positive Behaviour Support will promote values, attitudes and good student behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage students to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

The role is responsible for implementing and supporting the College’s Positive Behaviour Support for students on SEND & Re-engagement programmes policy and developing a highly effective base in the Sanctuary where restorative work, 1-2-1 and group work programmes can support students with future behaviour choices.

To be CPI MAPA® trained and be on call to assist all Foundation teaching and support staff to implement positive behaviour support strategies as required for learners with complex needs.

To ensure learning and teaching resources within Foundation are ordered, created and maintained in liaison with Foundation lecturers and the manager.

Key Responsibilities
  • Under the guidance of the Director of Additional Needs & Inclusion, provide advice and support to all Foundation staff in relation to challenging behaviour and positive support strategies.
  • When attending an incident, ensure all stages of CPI MAPA® are implemented effectively prior to and during a crisis e.g. implementation of the Crisis Development Model®.
  • Understand and comply with legislation and guidance in relation to Restrictive Physical Interventions e.g. Department for Education (2013) Use of Reasonable Force & Department for Education and Skills/Department of Health (2002) Guidance on the Use of Restrictive Physical Interventions for Staff Working with Students and Adults who Display Extreme Behaviour in Association with Learning Disability and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
  • Promote excellent relationships with learners, teaching staff, parents/ carers or other professionals.
  • Contribute to learner meetings as appropriate.
  • Attend weekly team meetings and contribute to the formulation and review of Foundation learners’ Individual Behaviour Support Plans.
  • Provide 1-1 mentoring sessions in the Sanctuary for students within Foundation and across college who have been referred by ALS and identified as requiring positive behaviour support or mental health support.
  • Lead on the ordering and purchasing of Foundation curriculum resources, including groceries, cleaning supplies, stationery, lessons resources, stock for department enterprises (café/shop/etc).
  • Liaise with Finance to ensure correct procedures and recording keeping for the departments petty cash transactions.
  • Ensure Independent Living resources within Foundation are fit for purpose e.g. fridge/ freezers/ microwaves/ ovens emptied and cleaned regularly, cupboards are kept clean and tidy.
  • Laundry resources (aprons/ tea towels/ uniforms) for Independent Living or Work Related Learning are washed and dried.
  • Stock or food items are regularly checked e.g. best before dates, food rotation, ordering of washing powder etc.
  • Timely ordering of resources in liaison with lecturers and the manager.
Skills, knowledge and expertise

Qualifications and training

  • CPI MAPA® trained or willingness to undertake qualification training
  • Level 2 qualification (GCSE A* – C, or equivalent) in maths and English or a willingness to attain these qualifications with the support of the College

Skills and expertise

  • Experience in managing challenging behaviour and applying positive behaviour management strategies
  • Experience in supporting learners with complex needs and ASD
How to Apply

We look forward to receiving your application and knowing more about your qualifications, skills, personal qualities and experience that you would bring to the role and to Telford College. Please take time to review the job description.

Please complete the online application form with details of your full employment history (since leaving school, including education, employment and voluntary work) including reasons for any gaps in employment. This should also include a statement of the personal qualities and experience you believe are relevant to your suitability for the post and how this meets the job description and person specification requirements. Your application form will be re-produced in a standard format by the system (without personal identifiers) to assist us in our anonymised shortlisting process.

Under Section 7 of SVGA 2006 it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. The college’s safeguarding policies are available here. Under KCSIE (keeping children safe in education) guidance the college is committed to all pre-employment safeguarding checks, including online checks and candidate history. Therefore, please note upon clicking to apply you agree for these checks to be completed.