Pastoral Practitioner / PBS
Tadley Court School

Job reference: 001229

Location: Tadley Court School

Salary: £23,000 per annum

Employment type: Term time

Hours per week: 37.5

There is no better time to start a career within our Education team than now!

Would you like secure employment where you can progress your career?

If you would like to build a career that gives you genuine sense of achievement and fulfilment knowing that you can have a positive impact on the young people we support, then look no further and apply today!

Are you ready to make a real and lasting difference? Would you like to be part of a team committed to ensuring that vulnerable children and young people achieve their full potential?

Tadley Court School are recruiting for a Pastoral Practitioner/ (PBS) to join our Education team. This is an exciting new role within the school working with the Deputy Head teacher and existing pastoral team, to ensure the best outcomes for our young people. Due to increasing pupil numbers we are expanding our Pastoral team. 
The Pastoral practitioner, as part of the wider pastoral team, will work closely with the children and young people to develop and implement personalised support plans that both meet their needs and help to grow their independence and life skills.  

The post holder will use their expertise to support in the following areas:
•    looking at behaviour as a communication 
•    Behaviour Support Planning (BSP) 
•    Incident analysis & debrief (training and support provided)
•    Working with families
•    Develop and promote the school pastoral and PBS strategy. 

Our benefits include exclusive access to reward and discount scheme, comprehensive induction, commitment to your ongoing training and career progression, pension scheme, paid for enhanced DBS, wellbeing support, cycle to work scheme and more!

Tadley Court school is set in a beautiful semi rural location with four acres of well maintained grounds. We are a day school with six associated Children's Homes specialising in the education and care of children and young people between the age of 4 and 19 years who are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum with associated learning difficulties. Our children and young people may also exhibit challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and lack of social understanding.
We offer a safe, structured and predicatable environment where students can develop the skills needed to live as independently as possible allowing them to make real life choices as they approach and reach adulthood. To succeed we need people who share our passion for making a difference. Ideally you will have previous experience of autism, although a comprehensive package of training is provided during induction. We are wholly committed to safeguarding children and putting their welfare at the centre of everything we do; and fully expect all staff to share this commitment.   

As part of Aspris Children’s Services we are immensely proud of the career pathway and training we can offer you.  As long as you can demonstrate the values needed for a role, transferable skills and life experience, we will give you all the training and support you need to progress!

The successful candidate will be qualified or willing and able to work towards Instructor Level of PROACT SCIP ®-UK  and demonstrate the ability to write reports relating to behaviour to a high standard along with the following characteristics:

Resilience – We support some of the most vulnerable children in society who have varying degrees of emotional behavioural difficulties, autism, ADHD and associated difficulties so there will be times where your resilience is challenged.  

Communication – Communicating with our young people is vital to understand their needs.  Good teamwork and communication plays a key part in ensuring important information is relayed to other staff.

Organisation – Strong organisational skills are important to support the class teacher and young people with educational activities 

Caring – Our young people require the best care we can offer. If you are a naturally caring and compassionate person, this is the role for you.

Attentive – No two tasks will be the same so being attentive to understand them and identify areas where we can support is important. 

In addition, it would be desirable for the candidate to be able to demonstrate:
•    A history of direct support experience with people with learning disabilities and/or ASC and Challenging Behaviour
•    A history in conducting assessment and developing, implementing and evaluating interventions for individuals presenting with Challenging Behaviours
•    A history of development and delivery of Positive Behaviour Support training
•    A history of reducing the use of restrictive practices

A sound understanding of Safeguarding practices within education settings is a must.

If you want education to be a job for life, Aspris Children’s Services will help you get there.

If you would like to find out more about the role or to book a visit please contact Tristan Powell 07887 572894.

Aspris is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with Disclosure & Barring Service and at least 2 references which cover the last 3 years; for all our services we will request references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.  Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our Schools.


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