Job Details

Social Development Intervention Assistant 

Location:          Bramfield House School, Halesworth, Suffolk.

Salary:              Up to £19,000 dependent on experience

Hours:              37 hours per week

Contract:          Permanent

 

We’re looking for a Social development intervention assistant to join our team at Bramfield House School. Someone who is motivated by helping others, patient and resilient would be perfect for this role.

As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a Social development intervention assistant to join our close-knit team at Bramfield House in Halesworth, Suffolk. If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and aim to re-engage the young people we teach, we would like to hear from you.

Bramfield House School is an independent residential special educational needs school for boys aged 7 – 16 years who have social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours, located in rural Suffolk. The School has a committed and innovative multidisciplinary team, extensive site and excellent facilities to support both learning and extra-curricular activities; we are in a great position to provide our pupils with the best education and care possible.

We need highly-motivated and enthusiastic individuals who want to make a real difference.

About the Group:

We are part of Acorn Education and Care can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Education and Care 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:

Working with our Pastoral managers, you will be responsible for providing essential support to our SEN pupils, with social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours, under the direction of the SENCo and pastoral management team. You will build positive relationships with pupils to promote interaction and a constructive learning environment as well as assist the class teacher and other education staff with learning activities. Work is often carried outside of the classroom environment and you will have the opportunity to assist in the planning and delivery of lessons in a very creative and positive setting.

You will work with young people to improve their direct engagement in lessons an support young people back into lessons where they are struggling. You will carry out specific interventions with boys and family’s to improve their motivation and self image. 

Our team at Bramfield House are encouraged to take a creative approach, seeking ways to positively engage with and motivate pupils through lessons that promote learning and raise levels of attainment. Smaller class sizes mean you can focus on building a purposeful learning environment that meets individual educational needs of pupils, helping to narrow the gap for pupils who are behind where they should be.

As part of the Acorn learning and Education we can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.


Who we are looking for?

No two days are the same at Bramfield House so we want people who can work at pace to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘want to’ and are motivated by working with children with complex needs. You will be motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential.  The ideal candidate will enjoy working with children in a calm and engaging demeanour, whilst being resilient using an innovative style of teaching motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential.

Whilst previous experience of working in a SEN environment would be desirable, excellent support skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and aim to re-engage the young people we teach, we would like to hear from you.

Please see the Job Description for full details regarding this position.


Why work for us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Pension
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub

This position is due to commence as soon as possible (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).  

Closing date for applications 5th November 2020.

If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact Matthew Leech Assistant Headteacher at Bramfield House School on 01986 784235.

Acorn Education and Care are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.