The starting salary for this role is £17,574 per annum (FTE £29,291) for working 21.6 hours per week (three days a week). This is a 12-month secondment / fixed term contract.
Children’s Intensive Support Service (CCISS) have an exciting opportunity to offer!
We are looking for someone to join us as a Behaviour Support Worker on a 12-month fixed term basis. In this role, you will be provided with the opportunity to build your knowledge, experience, and skills in supporting children and young people who have autism, learning disabilities and behaviours of concern. You will also work with the families of these children and young people.
We are a person centred, highly motivated and innovative team working with children and young people from 4-18 years old who have a learning disability and/or autism with behaviours of concern, to prevent family or placement breakdown. All our work is underpinned by the positive behaviour support framework and an understanding that all behaviours are a form of communication.
We work from 2pm to 10pm Monday – Friday and from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.
The role includes:
- Assessing children’s behavioural functions
- Identifying appropriate strategies/environmental changes to be implemented to reduce behaviours of concern
- Identify on-going/long term support needs
- Visiting family homes to offer hands on support
- Observations in the home and in school settings when appropriate
- Be on call to respond to any “crisis” situations in the community across the county.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience working with children or adults with LD and ASC / behaviours of concern
- Educated to GCSE standard or have functional skills level 2 in Maths and English
- Experience/knowledge of SEND process and pathway
- Willing to work out of hours
- Must have a valid UK driving licence and access to a car.
We will provide coaching in positive behaviour support and identify any further training needs to meet the requirements of the role.
We would really like to hear from you if this position is of interest.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11th August 2022 with interviews to follow.
An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Andrea Wilcox by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.