Job Title: Youth Support Worker
Axcis are pleased to be working with a special school in Paignton who are looking to recruit an experienced Youth Support Workers / SEN Teaching Assistants to work with secondary students with complex ASD, ADHD, PDA and severe social emotional and mental health / trauma based needs in both a classroom environment and in a 1-1 outreach capacity.
You will be working with small groups of students aged between 11 and 16, providing general support. You will need to be able to establish a good working relationship with the students very quickly and be used to working in a very intensely challenging environment. For 2 days per week, you will be based at the school and for 3 days you will accompany small group of students to outdoor educational activities across South Devon or carry out 1-1 educational support in the community.
These pupils all have an EHCP and exhibit highly challenging behaviour. Therefore, experience of working in an intense environment s and high levels of resilience are essential. This role is more suitable for candidates who have worked within a youth offending, children's homes, CAMHS or secure alternative education environment.
The role is full time (8.30am to 4.00pm) and will start on 12th September 2022 on an ongoing basis. The right candidate will be an inventive and positive worker who has a proactive attitude and will be calm and resilient in difficult situations. You will be a positive role model and will have a chance to make a real difference to a child's life.
A full driving licence is essential.
The school uses therapeutic approaches such as thrive to help pupils with social emotional and mental health needs to become confident and happy young people who are capable of regulating their emotions and contributing positively to society. The school is extremely welcoming, has a fantastic support structure and offers excellent resources for all staff that work there. A lot of these children have had difficult home lives and have been let down many times. You must have a calm nature and ability to de-escalate situations.
We are looking for someone who is unfazed by challenging behaviour and those trained in Team Teach and MAPA would be at an advantage. These children need a positive role model and the right candidate will be resilient, empathetic and understanding.
Axcis Education is a specialist recruiter for special needs education. Established in July 2001, we are now recognised as the foremost supplier of quality SEND teaching and, support staff in the UK. As sponsors of the National Autistic Society and other notable SEND organisations, Axcis takes it duty of care to the profession seriously and we do our best to find only the best staff for the schools we work with. Please get in touch if the job sounds like something you've been looking for
<br/><br />If you are interested, then please contact Tamsin Nee on 01392 949 022 and click on the apply button below.<br /><br />If you are not interested in this role but know someone else who might be, <strong>don't forget that we offer up to £250 in shopping vouchers if you refer a friend to us and we place them in the job.</strong> For more details, contact your local Axcis office.<br /><br /><em>This is a temporary position.</em><br /><br /><em>Axcis is an equal opportunities employer and as such we do not discriminate based on age, gender, disability, race or any other equal opportunities criteria.<br /><br />The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.<br /><br />As such, you will be required to provide an up to date CRB/DBS, or be prepared to allow Axcis to process one on your behalf, in addition to other mandatory compliance checks in line with the DfE guidelines (for details please see our website).<br /><br />Axcis Education is an employment agency offering temporary supply work for daily, short-term and long-term assignments in addition to permanent positions.<br /><br />You must be suitably qualified for the position advertised and be prepared to attend a face to face interview with Axcis to demonstrate your suitability for this role.<br /><br />Salary / Pay Rate will be dependent on your skills and experience.</em><br /><br /><strong><span style="color:#e0004d;"><a href="/job-page-disclaimer">View the disclaimer</a></span></strong><br /><br /><strong><span style="color:#e0004d;"><strong>Contact: </strong></span><strong> Tamsin Nee </strong><br /><br /><strong><span style="color:#e0004d;">Telephone: </span> 01392 949 022</strong></strong>