Behaviour Support Co-Ordinator

Job Title:          Behaviour Support Co-Ordinator

Salary:             £22,000 – £25,000 per annum

Location:          Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Hours:              42.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday 

Contract:          Permanent; Term-time

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’re looking for a Behaviour Support Co-Ordinator to join our team at Meadowcroft. Someone who can deliver a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

About us:

Meadowcroft is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 19, catering for children with a wide range of needs in 3 sites across Wakefield. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students, so they can have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

We have a team of fantastic multi-disciplinary specialists who work closely together to find creative tailored solutions to support the emotional development to make a positive life changing difference to our students.

About the role

The post holder will manage and work as part of a team supporting the learning and behaviour of students. The post holder will provide practical support for individual students and work with the whole school to promote positive behaviour management.

Support to Students

  • To provide positive role models for other support staff.
  • To maintain dialogues with key people around individual children’s needs (for example: Community Leader, Pastoral Leader, Form Tutor, Class Teacher, Youth Service and Education Welfare)
  • To provide other adults in school additional support in behaviour management through observation, shared planning and working alongside colleagues.
  • To monitor and evaluate responses and progress against action plans through observation and planned recording, feeding back to appropriate staff.
  • To assist in the taking of statements for any student involved in an incident that requires further investigation.

The right candidate will be/have:

  • Educated to Level 3 (A level or equivalent)
  • Evidence of continuous professional development in behaviour management.
  • Experience of working with families and young people who have challenging behaviours in a variety of settings including secondary education.
  • An awareness of the current issues affecting young people.
  • Experience of managing in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working with outside agencies
  • Trained in counselling/behaviour management and child protection
  • Knowledge of basic Microsoft packages: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint – supported by achievement of ECDL or similar

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

The Outcomes First Group 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 outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.