Support Practitioner

10500.00 - 11000.00 GBP Annual + Plus Benefits
13 Jan 2021
10 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Support Practitioner - Derwen at Telford

Derwen College is an Ofsted "Outstanding" college and we have opened an exciting new centre in Telford. Following our successful satellite model, this new provision will support students with SEND, enabling them to live the life they choose by providing a quality curriculum, meaningful work experience and enhancing independent living skills.

We are recruiting for a Support Practitioner to become part of this new team.

If you think you have what it takes to make Derwen at Telford a success, please read on for more details.

Role Purpose:

To enable our students to transform their lives by helping them to attain their aspirations - promoting independence, developing life, work and personal care skills, during college life and in the wider community.

Key Responsibilities:

Deliver person centred care putting the student at the heart of everything and helping them when needed to make their lives easier and improve their quality of life

Take an active role in supporting students to develop their personal care and daily life skills at college and in the wider community in accordance with the agreed Education Heath Care Plan (EHCP) or equivalent outcomes

Timely and effective use of varying communication methods to contribute to student well-being, information dissemination and to develop partnership working within the organisation

Treat students with dignity and respect at all times adhering to the Dignity in Care and CQC fundamental standards

Encourage and promote positive social integration and inclusion within student peer groups where appropriate internally and externally

Enhance the quality of life of our students preventing and reducing behaviours of concern by embedding the college Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) strategy

Embrace change positively and adapt new ways of working where appropriate to continually improve and maintain the quality of the provision

Maintain accurate written and computerised documentation as defined by the Health & Social Care Act 2008 ensuring care plans and all associated student documentation and information is current and up to date in line with College audits and CQC requirements

Person Specification:

Experience of working with young people with SEND and/or EBD (Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties)

Knowledge of Ofsted framework, CQC, other external quality standards

Excellent communication skills at all levels

Experience of Makaton desirable, however, not essential as full training will be provided

Caring, compassionate and empathic nature

Very good organisational skills, accuracy and attention to detail

Ability to use own initiative

Excellent team working