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Elms School

Elms School

HLTA - Pupil Support

HLTA Pupil Support

(KR7, 33 hours per week, 39 weeks)

We are looking for an experienced, highly skilled practitioner to join our Pupil Support Team and enhance our provision here at Elms School.  Candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to the school’s vision and ethos. 

All our pupils have significant difficulties with managing their emotions and behaviour and they require specialist help with their personal development.  The successful candidates will be expected to listen to pupils and support them emotionally so that they can engage in learning.  Previous experience of working with children or adults with challenging behaviours is essential.  You will need to be emotionally resilient with a good sense of humour and an understanding of SEMH needs.  The successful candidate will have experience of working with either children or adults with challenging behaviours.  Knowledge of Restorative Approaches and Team Teach is desirable. 

At Elms, we use de-escalation techniques to calm our pupils and support them with their emotions.  However, there are times when it is necessary to positively handle pupils using our approved programme and the successful candidate will need to be physically fit and strong to carry out this aspect of the role.

A willingness to work beyond the school day when required is essential.

Candidates need to possess a minimum of GCSE grade C or above in English and Mathematics (or equivalent). 

The school places a high priority on professional and career development.  All staff receive a full induction and support programme throughout the year to achieve their performance management targets.

Visits to the school are encouraged and a member of the Leadership team will look forward to introducing you to Elms.  Should you wish to take up this opportunity, please contact Melanie Wright on 01304 201964 or hr@elms.kent.sch.uk

Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare and Fundamental British Values. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical clearance, good references and verification of the right to work in the UK.