Job Title: Pupil Support Worker
Location: Belmont Primary School
Hours: 37.5 / Monday to Friday
If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!
We are looking for a Pupil Support Worker to join our team at Belmont Primary School. Someone who is motivated by helping others, patient and resilient would be perfect for this role.
About the School
Belmont Primary is an OFSTED rated ‘Good’ independent school for Primary children with Autism. Our school is friendly, vibrant and well-resourced where our staff team offer a highly differentiated curriculum to children with a wide range of ability and a diversity of challenging attributes.
About the Group
We are part of Acorn, Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
Acorn Care and Education provide Education and Care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.
About the role
Do you want a rewarding Career? To make a positive difference to young people and their lives? Are you patient, empathetic, resilient and supportive? If you have answered yes - we want you!
Belmont Primary has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Pupil Support Worker (PSW) to join the supportive team.
You will be supporting children in a 1-1 capacity in our specialist ASD class. We want each young person at Belmont to achieve their own ambitions and to live fulfilling and productive lives. We want you to encourage each individual to achieve their potential and dream big, despite of any challenges you or they may face. This can be achieved by assisting and supporting the class teachers with the agreed learning plans, whilst also being responsible for safeguarding the young people. This will include making sure they are healthy, safe and as comfortable as possible and assisting with the physical, emotional and personal care needs for each individual.
Who are we looking for?
Belmont Primary wants a responsible, friendly and thoughtful individual who has a passion for caring for and ultimately, making a difference to young lives. You will ideally understand some of the challenges that you could be faced with as it will be a challenging yet rewarding role.
We need someone who can work well within a team, has great communication skills, can manage their workload and be prepared for the varying difficulties the role may present. You also must have some experience in an Education Setting and with Special educational needs children.
- To support the Class Teachers in delivering agreed learning activities to ensure each individual child meets their discrete learning needs.
- Supporting children with moderate-severe Autism, including some who are non-verbal and need ongoing support and guidance throughout their learning.
- To ensure high standards of personal hygiene for each student and support them with personal care needs
- To promote structure, boundaries and domestic routines; ensuring a pleasant, clean and safe environment for the students in your care
- To carry out all duties, as directed by the class teachers to maximise learning opportunities for all children and young people
- To support the development of communication skills by implementing communication goals in collaboration with Education, Multi-disciplinary team, Residential and Respite staff
- To assist with target setting, record keeping and assessment in classes
- To undertake relevant training programmes as and when required by the School
- You must have some experience within an Educational setting or with Special Educational Needs.
Why work for us?
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.
- Be part of a supportive and dedicated team.
- Continuous professional development and training.
- Internal Promotion.
- Staff meals.
- “Your Wellbeing Matters” – The ability to speak to a councillor for support regarding your mental health.
- Employee Rewards Hub – An app which offers high-street discounts, hints and tips.
Acorn, Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.