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Behaviour & Attendance Support Practitioner - Autism and Anxiety

Hours of work: 37 per week
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Sunday 02 October 2022
Interview date: Friday 14 October 2022

For an informal discussion, please contact Vidyu Narayan - Attendance Support Manager on 01273 481967.

As part of the development of our Attendance offer to schools, we are looking to appoint a Behaviour and Attendance Support Practitioner with a focus on securing good school attendance for children and young people with autism.

You will have strong skills and experience in supporting CYP with autism and their families, breaking down barriers to accessing full time education. While this role is focussed on attendance for CYP with autism, you will be appointed as a general Behaviour and Attendance Support Practitioner so may be required to carry out other elements of this role during your employment in this post. The role of Behaviour and Attendance Support Practitioner is outlined below.

Working directly with children, their families and schools, you’ll conduct assessments and provide support to address concerns in relation to poor behaviour and attendance at school.

As part of an existing team of experienced staff, you will work alongside professionals in drawing up and delivering 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 that lead to a greater impact in improving positive attendance/behavioural outcomes for children and young people and engagement and learning.

As a skilled practitioner, you will have experience of working within an educational setting with children and their families and the confidence to help those with behavioural and/or attendance problems. As well as a genuine interest in this area, you’ll also bring sound observation and evaluation skills and the ability to engage effectively with children and young people.

The post will be based at County Hall in Lewes. This post is part of the Autism and Anxiety team as outlined in the addendum on the job description.

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/1119/26722

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Lewes

  • Salary
  • £22,689 - £25,933 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