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Behaviour and Attendance Support Practitioner

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time (Term time only considered, over 42 weeks)

Closing date: Sunday 02 October 2022
Interview date: Wednesday 12 October 2022

Our current vacancies are in Lewes and Eastbourne.

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please email one of the following with your questions or a request to set up a phone call:

Kate Rosling (Team Leader, County Hall) - kate.rosling@eastsussex.gov.uk

Caroline Skinner (Team Leader, St Mark's House) - caroline.skinner@eastsussex.gov.uk

Do you have a passion for supporting children, young people and their families?

Do you want to make a difference to children and young people by helping them to access their education?

Due to the expansion of the service and internal promotion we are seeking a Behaviour & Attendance Support Practitioner to join the Education Support, Behaviour & Attendance (ESBAS) team, part of the innovative Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability Service (ISEND). The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work directly with children, their families and schools to support the national priorities of improving school attendance and reducing school exclusions.

About the Role

Your primary focus will be to work directly with individual children, their families and schools to support them to engage positively in education within the legislative framework that underpins the work of ESBAS.

As part of an existing team of experienced staff, you will work alongside professionals to draw up and deliver bespoke packages of support. This will involve mentoring the pupil, as well as working with the family and school to establish positive, effective working relationships, which will lead to improved educational outcomes.

You will have the opportunity to learn about East Sussex’s Therapeutic Thinking approach to inclusion, which focuses on how to support all children and young people, particularly in terms of their emotional wellbeing and mental health. You will use this approach and the tools within it to support children and young people at risk of exclusions and low school attendance.

We are looking for a skilled practitioner with a genuine interest in this area, who is experienced in working within an educational setting to support positive behaviour, attendance and engagement with learning. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with children, young people, families and school staff. Further to this, you will have demonstrable skills in:

  • assessing individual needs and monitoring progress against desired outcomes
  • applying a wide range of approaches to work with children and families, including those with SEND
  • working within the legislative framework that underpins the work of the Attendance and Reintegration/Behaviour Support Service
  • identifying work priorities and managing your own workload to meet deadlines
  • communicating complex information clearly and confidently, orally and in writing, to a range of audiences

What we can offer you

The post is based at either County Hall in Lewes, St Mark's House in Eastbourne or Ocean House in St Leonards on Sea, but with flexibility for some home working as part of a hybrid working model. You will work as part of an existing team and be supported through regular supervisions, case discussions and peer support.

In addition to opportunities to grow your career within our experienced team, we offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment, which include:

  • Opportunities for flexi-time working
  • Regular CPD opportunities
  • A generous leave entitlement which increases with length of service, with the option to purchase additional leave
  • Access to financial wellbeing resources and products
  • A wide selection of discounts with high street retailers, holiday companies and more
  • Travel expenses paid from allocated base
  • Options for lease car scheme
  • Loans for certain purposes at preferential rates
  • The choice to be a member of the attractive Local Government Pension Scheme

Want to know more?

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please email one of the following with your questions or a request to set up a phone call:

Kate Rosling (Team Leader, County Hall) - kate.rosling@eastsussex.gov.uk

Caroline Skinner (Team Leader, St Mark's House) - caroline.skinner@eastsussex.gov.uk

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1119/20943

  • Number of positions
  • 3

  • Location
  • Lewes, Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • £22,689 - £25,993 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 02/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Children Services

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Education and Learning