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Vacancy Details

Behaviour Support Worker

Ark Burlington Danes Academy
£20,000 - £29,999
Ark Burlington Danes Academy
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Term Time
36 hours per week. Term Time Only.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
15/11/2019 at 09:00 AM
Ark Burlington Danes Academy

Behaviour Support Worker

Start Date : As soon as possible

Contract: Full Time Permanent 

Hours: 36 Hours

Salary: £23,211 - £25,377 - dependant on experience

The Role

As the Behaviour Support Worker, you will develop and implement programmes to remove behavioural barriers to student’s learning and progress. You will have experience of working with young people and creating high impact programmes that develop the students’ self-management and self-regulation. Your role will include working closely with parents and other agencies so that support for each student is coherent and consistent. The Behaviour Support Worker will work closely with the Heads of Year and other members of the pastoral support team.

Key Responsibilities

• You will plan and implement appropriate intervention programmes to modify and resolve the behaviours that are limiting the students’ access to their learning and their success

• Actively design and lead behavioural interventions plans

• Implement behaviour support plans

• Analyse the behavioural interventions to determine their success and ensure the goals and objectives are being met

• Develop effective working relationships with parents and signpost appropriate support

• Lead the work of the behaviour TA in facilitating behavioural interventions

• Maintain up to date accurate records including behavioural data

• Ensure the consistent implementation of the Rewards, Repair and Consequences Policy

• Work with the Heads of Year to implement effective behaviour improvement projects for targeted students

• Create and initiate new ideas when dealing with targeting individuals or groups

• As required, working with individual children or groups inside or outside the classroom

• To work alongside the Safeguarding Team to implement safeguarding and the Academy Child Protection procedures

• Work with local agencies and support networks to build effective partnerships.


• First Aid

• Actively promote the safety and welfare of our children and young people

• Ensure compliance with Ark’s data protection rules and procedures

• Work with Ark Central and other academies in the Ark network, to establish good practice throughout the network, offering support where required

• Support with other school duties, invigilation and enrichment, when required.

• Carry out duties as required

• Deliver enrichment activities for the students

This job description is not an exhaustive list and you will be expected to carry out any other reasonable tasks as directed by your line manager.

Person Specification: Behaviour Support Worker


• Must have GCSE English and Maths, or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• High impact experience in working with young people

• A high level of experience or qualification in behavioural management

• Demonstrable evidence of working with challenging students

• Evidence of improving the standards of students’ behaviour

• The ability to modify and adapt behaviour and approaches when dealing with challenging students or situations.

• Strong interpersonal skills in order that you build trust and positive working relationships

• Strong and effective communication skills with a range of audiences

• Able to collaborate with the different support organizations accessible in the community

• Present and feedback to other professionals in a formal setting

• Confidence and adaptability to work with secondary school students of different abilities

• Be able to work 5 days a week, Monday – Friday Good organisational and administrative skills

• The ability to work in a team

• The ability to use your own initiative

• Excellent ICT skills

• The ability to build and sustain positive working relationships with all stakeholders.


• Genuine passion for and a belief in the potential of every pupil

• A robust awareness of keeping children safe, noticing safeguarding and welfare concerns, and you understand how and when to take appropriate action

• Belief that every student should have access to an excellent education regardless of background

• Professional outlook, detailed orientated and able to multitask and meet deadlines

• A team player that can work collaboratively as well as using own initiative

• Resilient, calm and professional under pressure

• Understanding of the importance of confidentiality and discretion

• Flexible attitude towards work and demonstrates sound judgement


• Right to work in the UK

• Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all students

• Willingness to undertake training

• This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Closing Date: November 15th 2019

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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