Job Description: Student Engagement Officer
Reporting to: Head of Engagement/Inclusion
Working Pattern: Full Time, Term Time only
Salary: Starting from £22,730(£26,554 fte), subject to experience’
As a Student Engagement Officer, 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 support/interventions/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 Student Engagement Officer will be an integral part of the pastoral Year Teams at BDA and will work closely with the Heads of Year, SLT Link and other members of the pastoral support team.
- • You will plan and implement appropriate interventions to modify and resolve the behaviours that are limiting the students’ access to their learning and their success
- • Actively design and lead Student Support Plans (SSPs)
- • Implement student 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, holding parent meetings and signpost appropriate support where appropriate.
- • Oversee the running of Learning Hubs across the academy, include administrative processes, logging and resourcing.
- • Support SLT with Walkabout, ensuring that lessons are focussed, and standards are maintained throughout the academy.
- • Maintain up to date accurate records including behavioural data, learning hubs documents, mentoring notes and student support plans.
- • Ensure the consistent implementation of the Rewards, Actions and Consequences Policy (BDA Way)
- • Work with the Heads of Year and SLT Link to implement effective behaviour improvement projects for targeted students
- • Create and initiate new ideas when dealing with targeting individuals or groups alongside Year Team/Head of Engagement
- • Carry out extensive duties to support the safe, calm and structured running of the academy, including before/after school, break and lunch.
- • As required, working with individual children or groups inside or outside the classroom, delivering planned schemes of learning in order to improve students’ emotional well-being, motivation to learn and behaviour.
- • 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 lesson cover, invigilation and enrichment, when 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
- • Strong 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 student
- • 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
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.