Job Vacancies

Teaching Assistants (Grade C)

We require four additional Teaching Assistants to commence September 2017. These posts are offered on a temporary contract of employment for one year initially.

As part of a class team you will enable our students to access learning and to achieve their full potential both educationally and emotionally. You will attend to the welfare and personal care of students and help deliver pre-determined learning, care and support programmes.

Previous experience of working with children in an education or nursery setting is desirable, ideally with SEN experience. You will have excellent communication, literacy and numeracy skills, the ability to keep written notes on pupil progress and development.

Hours of work:
Monday to Friday, 8.50am to 3.20pm (with a 4.00pm finish once a week for a team meeting), 29 hours and 40 minutes per week, 39 weeks per year.

For further information about the roles please contact Sarah Bedford, HR Manager on 01803 864120
Please send completed application forms to admin@bidwellbrook.devon.sch.uk.
We do not accept CV’s.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 5th July 2017

The school is committed to safeguarding children and has a child protection policy in place.
If successful you will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check and a Disqualification Declaration form.


Behaviour Support & Sensory Integration Coordinator (Grade F)

The Learn to Live Federation has an exciting opportunity for a Behaviour Support & Sensory Integration Coordinator, based at Bidwell Brook School to commence 1st September 2017.

The Behaviour Support and Sensory Integration Coordinator will strategically organise, lead and manage the behaviour and sensory integration support across the Learn to Live Federation.

Main responsibilities are:
• Assess and diagnose sensory integration and behaviour difficulties of students. Plan, implement and evaluate therapies for those students on an ongoing basis;
• To identify and remove barriers to student learning, including behaviour or sensory barriers;
• To provide a calm purposeful learning environment to students who may need space and well-resourced support away from a conventional classroom environment;
• Provide an opportunity for small group work to overcome challenges;
• Develop skills to help young people manage feelings and cope with difficulties when they arise, including anger, anxiety, stress, emotional confusion and sensory processing difficulties;
• Responsible for staff training in behaviour management and appropriate therapies to support students.

We are looking to appoint a qualified Occupational Therapist with post graduate training, such as Sensory Integration Practitioner training, and experience in Sensory Integration therapy. Experience of leading on specialist behaviour and intervention work is essential, combined with a restorative and solution focused approach to problem solving and the ability to plan and implement appropriate strategies and PIPs.

Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time).

We do not accept CV’s.
For further information about the role contact Sarah Bedford, HR Manager: 01803 864120

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 14 June 2017
Provisional interview dates: Thursday 22 June & Friday 23 June 2017

The school is committed to safeguarding children and has a child protection policy in place.
If successful you will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check and a Disqualification Declaration Form.