Location: Bush Hill, Pembroke SA71 4RL
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Fixed Term
Salary Type: Monthly
Salary: £144.30 per week
Start date: 05/09/2022
The role of Intervention Support Officer involves providing a core support function across a wide range of interventions and activities.
To provide an effective and flexible approach to supporting learner wellbeing and academic achievement in line with school protocols and procedures.
The aim is to help young people to enjoy their school life journey that is healthier, safer and successful through sport and physical activity participation.
To engage young people from lower socio-economic groups through sport and physical activity at the right time, in the right place and in the right style that supports well-being and academic achievement.
Undertake a recognised/relevant qualification such as City and Guilds 1st 4Sport NVQ Level 3 PE & School Sport apprenticeship course. Three hours per week will be allocated in school time to support the completion of any module work towards their apprenticeship course.
The successful candidate would be expected to start in September and monitor pupil wellbeing and undertake intervention work with individuals and small groups to improve attainment, conduct, resilience and attendance.
This will involve working with children whose behaviour and disaffection have a significant impact on their attainment.
They will therefore support the ethos of the school, and improve pupil progress and achievement by helping to minimise barriers to learning and maximise pupil participation.
The ideal candidate should be able to offer excellent communication and personable skills whilst being flexible to adapt to the many different facets of the role.
- To provide an effective, flexible and adaptable response to the individual needs of students
- To provide one to one or small group support to individual learners as necessary
- To meet with individuals, listen to students, offer advice, support and monitor where necessary
- To support the efficient running of the school’s Vocational Programme
- To support the school in its restorative approaches to maintaining high levels of behaviour for learning.
- To establish and maintain links with other relevant members of the school’s wellbeing and achievement team.
- To work closely with The School Vocational Officer and Deputy Headteacher to familiarise yourself with the support systems within the school and external agencies.
- To be involved in offering support to students about welfare issues which will include emotional issues and personal problems.
- To be responsible for developing resources relating to student wellbeing and liaise with colleagues regarding their distribution.
- Maintain school records on attendance, progress, interventions and communications for evaluation, accountability and statutory purposes
- Provide lunchtime and break supervision each day, being available for and interacting with students, whilst ensuring that good order is maintained.
- Undertake a recognised/relevant qualification such as City and Guilds 1st 4Sport NVQ Level 3 PE & School Sport apprenticeship course.
- Should be able to demonstrate a reasonable standard of education with proficiency in literacy and numeracy to a GCSE C grade level in English and Maths or above.
- All applicants should also have experience of working with or caring for children of relevant age in either a paid, voluntary or domestic environment and will need to be able to show an interest in children’s development and a wide range of issues concerning their education and welfare.
- An ability to relate well to both children and adults.
- The ability to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
Desirable personal qualities:
- Experience and Job-Related Aptitudes
- Experience in working with young people in an education setting
- Understanding of Restorative Justice approaches and strategies
- Experience in positive behaviour management approaches
- Ability to engage and motivate learners
- A genuine commitment to improving life chances for young people
- Professional integrity and high expectations
- Willingness to work hard and go the extra mile for young people
- Warmth, sensitivity and a good sense of humour
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a wide range of people including parents, students, school staff and professionals outside of the school setting
- Experience in Emotional Literacy strategies
- An understanding of BESd support strategies
- An understanding of ASD support strategies
- Specific qualifications in the field of emotional literacy support or emotions coaching.
- Appropriate knowledge of general first aid.
- Basic understanding and use of technology i.e. computer, video, photocopier.
- Evidence of working constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.
- The ability to speak Welsh is highly desirable.
The Apprenticeship includes both on-the- job learning and off-the-job training which leads to nationally recognised qualifications