At the London Borough of Havering’s Children’s Services, we pride ourselves on being an innovative organisation with a commitment to the needs of vulnerable children and young people in the borough. With a firm focus on achieving positive outcomes and reducing risk of harm at all times, we work closely with children and their families to support positive changes where necessary.
Based within Havering’s Early Help Service, The Attendance, Behaviour and Traveller Support Team is seeking a talented Transitions Coordinator to support and lead on school transitions for our most vulnerable students.
You will be warmly welcomed into an established and experienced team that supports Havering Education Services on all duties regarding Attendance, Behaviour and Traveller Education support and supporting some of our most vulnerable children in Havering.
You will be an experienced in supporting children that are struggling emotionally and academically in the classroom, you will have a background and experience in supporting good outcomes for vulnerable students who are at risk of exclusion.
Behaviour Support Coordinator
This position is 36 hours per week, term time only, plus 12 corporate days (5 days of which will be required to be worked in the 6 weeks summer holidays)
To contribute to the pastoral plans of vulnerable pupils at risk of exclusion in a variety of settings including family homes and supporting students that are struggling in classrooms across Havering.
To provide in-class support to school staff across Havering on the implementation of planned strategies that will support young people’s behaviour for learning.
To implement agreed pastoral and behaviour plans for pupils who are at risk of permanent exclusion that also includes managed moves into a new school and/or reintegrating alternative educational provisions.
You will also support the classroom team in our practice classrooms or school Nurture Groups.
To provide direct support to young people in Primary and Secondary classrooms in Havering schools in order to promote inclusion, improve their behaviour and attainment especially pupils who are making transitions into a new school.
Undertake training to support the role such as Team Teach Positive Handling training.
Ability to manage and keep accurate computerised case-work records.
Ability to manage own work and to work under pressure in a variety of learning environments.
Ability to compile reports for various multi agency groups.
Ability to liaise, negotiate and provide sound advice to parents schools and other agencies
Sound verbal and written/computer skills
Knowledge of relevant legislation relating to vulnerable children /Education Act 1996, Children Act 1989.
Experience of working with children and their families
You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, as the team provide traded services to Academy Schools you will understand what ‘excellent customer service’ looks like and demonstrate it continually.
You will be able to demonstrate a positive working attitude and enjoy working as part of a team as well as use your own initiative to solve problems to support children.
You will have a good track record of supporting vulnerable children and be prepared to go the extra mile to help them achieve the small steps to success.
You will understand the importance of achieving results through agreeing targets and objectives, effective management of self and other resources, to ensure deadlines and goals are met. You will play an active role in case-work supervision (individual and group) and you will be expected to fully engage with reflexive practices and systemic ideas.
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Please note the CV's will not be accepted
Candidates will be expected to work in a variety of locations in Havering Mon-Friday 36 hours per week. This post is corporate term-time only plus 12 days.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Penelope Denny on 01708 431777
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 14th October 2019 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interview date to be scheduled.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770