Behaviour and Inclusion Lead

Oxford, Rugby, Hinckley and Windsor
Up to £65,000 + Outstanding Benefits Package
29 Jul 2020
16 Aug 2020
Full Time
Contract Type

Behaviour and Inclusion Lead

Team: Head Office and Management

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Salary: Up to £65,000 package  + Outstanding benefits package

Contract Type: Permanent

Position Type: Full Time

Closing date:  Sunday, 16 August 2020, 23:59

This role will cover our sites in Oxford, Rugby, Hinckley and Windsor

As Behaviour and Inclusion Lead, here at Witherslack Group, you’ll take home a lot more than a competitive rewards package. By delivering effective outcomes for children and young people with challenging behaviours, you’ll more importantly take home a deep sense of satisfaction that what you do makes a difference. You see, as a team, that’s exactly what we’ve been doing consistently for many years  – and, even though you’ve worked in SEN before, when you join us, you’ll see just why we’ve developed an unparalleled reputation for excellence of care and education.

The role
Our highly regarded, knowledgeable and skilled Behaviour and Inclusion Leads offer strategic support to schools and children’s homes in all aspects of inclusion, enabling them to develop creative and sustainable ways of working that support placement stability and longevity, improving outcomes for children and young people. You’ll work directly with staff, young people and their families, taking on individual cases to secure good long-term outcomes by focusing on improving placement stability and longevity.

You will explore early flags and strategies to de-escalate situations through robust assessment and Behaviour Support Planning (BSP) and adopting inclusion principles. With your help, we’ll improve the success rate of placements, giving more children a promising future.

You will make a vital difference to children’s lives and their futures. You will ensure that our schools and homes follow best practice, as well as our own strict guidelines and relevant legislation through Quality Assurance visits.

So we can ensure every child has the very best protection and care, you will need to train and develop our people (including Senior Leadership Teams), as well as giving them up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge on Positive Behaviour Support and Inclusion strategies – exactly what we need to support our children’s wellbeing and improve their quality of life.

Your profile
Well versed in SEN, Inclusion and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), you’ll have extensive experience of working with challenging behaviour, ideally within a residential childcare or education setting however this is not essential. With experience managing diverse teams, you’ll be a natural at leading and managing others. Strong communication skills mean you can easily connect and inspire, you’ll have the ability to identify and deliver training to our staff and deal with young people in  challenging situations.  

This role will see you visiting sites across the UK. You must therefore be flexible and ready to travel UK-wide. When you’re not on the move, you’ll have the opportunity to work from home as well as our South Cumbria Head Office.

For children with complex, challenging needs, the level of education and care must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. With our high staff-to-child ratio and in-house clinical teams, we’re proud to have won a reputation for excellence. Our aspirational schools, homes and ethos help us achieve the best possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.

We know you’re going to do great things. We offer a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector.

You will receive:

  • A competitive salary (Circa £50,000 base salary dependent on qualifications and experience)
  • 35 days’ holiday
  • Contributory pension (matched up to 5%)
  • Life insurance based on two times your annual base salary
  • A comprehensive induction
  • Extensive Group staff benefits, such as a Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance and Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Witherslack covers DBS Enhanced check costs to all new employees.  

For an informal discussion about the role please call Elaine Capstick – Inclusion Manager on 07469155048

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.