BSTPerson SpecJune 2011 by Fzd4JI

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									                                                   Helenswood School
                                                 PERSON SPECIFICATION
                                                         2011

                                                 Behaviour Support Team


                                                       Essential         Desirable        Method of
                                                        Criteria          Criteria   Assessment/Source
                                                                                       of Information
Education and Qualifications
Good standard of education – level 2             Yes                                 Application
equivalent in English and Maths
Experience of mentoring/counselling                                Yes               Application
students in a school setting
ICT competent e.g. SIMS.net or equivalent        Yes                                 Application
and Microsoft Office Suite
Evidence of professional training in an          Yes                                 Application
educational setting
Experience
Working with, or experience of supervision       Yes                                 Application
of children/ young adults                                                            Reference
                                                                                     Interview
Experience of Behaviour Management in                              Yes               Application
an educational setting                                                               Reference
                                                                                     Interview
Evidence of application of a wide range of       Yes                                 Application
behaviour management strategies                                                      Reference
                                                                                     Interview
Proven ability to motivate and develop           Yes                                 Application
students                                                                             Reference
                                                                                     Interview
Good admin and record keeping                                      Yes               Application
experiences                                                                          Reference
                                                                                     Interview
Working as part of a team                        Yes                                 Interview
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent communication skills, written and      Yes                                 Application
verbal                                                                               Reference
                                                                                     Interview
Ability to inspire confidence, engender          Yes                                 Application
trust and gain consensus with colleagues                                             Reference
and the wider community                                                              Interview
Commitment to welfare and safeguarding           Yes                                 Application
of students                                                                          Reference
Excellent written and presentational skills      Yes                                 Application
                                                                                     Reference
A willingness to develop a range of                                Yes               Application
approaches to assist in engaging with                                                Reference
students and to encourage them to                                                    Interview
engage with the learning process.
Excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity   Yes                                 Application
to cross cultural issues                                                             Interview
Collaborative approach to decision making        Yes                                 Application
                                                                                     Reference
                                                                                     Interview
                                                     Essential   Desirable        Method of
                                                      Criteria    Criteria   Assessment/Source
                                                                               of Information
Ability to reflect, analyse and act both       Yes                           Application
independently and collaboratively                                            Reference
                                                                             Interview
An ability to engage with challenging          Yes                           Application
students without confrontation                                               Reference
                                                                             Interview
Ability to work co-operatively with others,    Yes                           Application
persuading, negotiating and influencing in                                   Reference
a variety of circumstances                                                   Interview
A commitment to inclusion, equal               Yes                           Application
opportunities and fairness                                                   Reference
                                                                             Interview
Working knowledge and commitment to            Yes                           Application
the principles of inclusion and equal                                        Interview
opportunities
An ability to work on initiative               Yes                           Application
                                                                             Reference
                                                                             Interview
An understanding of child protection,          Yes                           Application
confidentiality and health and safety                                        Reference
procedures                                                                   Interview
Other requirements
A commitment to safeguarding procedures        Yes                           Application

Ability to maintain a sense of humour          Yes
Willing to work negotiated flexible hours as   Yes                           Interview
appropriate
A willingness to undertake additional          Yes                           Application
training, keep up to date with educational                                   Interview
developments and changes in good
practice
A commitment to the specialist nature of       Yes                           Application
the school: performing arts                                                  Interview
A good attendance and punctuality record       Yes                           Application
                                                                             Reference
List 99/CRB clearance                          Yes                           Application

								
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