Positive Behaviour and Learner Support Worker

Posted on 23 June 2023
  • Salary £27852 + SEN1 Allowance pro rata
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Downs View Life Skills College, Patcham

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
    37 per week
  • Closing date
    This vacancy has closed
  • Job category
    Support Staff - Education
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Directorate
    BHCC: External

Job introduction

Start date: September 2023

We currently have a vacancy for a Positive Behaviour and Learner Support Worker based at Downs View Life Skills College.

Downs View Life Skills College is an independent further education college for adult learners with severe learning difficulties (SLD), profound & multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and SLD with autism. The college has very strong links with Downs View School and Link College with many shared services. We are a highly innovative, committed, outward looking and enthusiastic organisation in all aspects of our work but especially: highest quality education and care, inclusive practice, staff development and parental engagement.

About the role

We are looking to recruit an experienced Teaching Assistant with experience of working with students with SEND. The role is to support positive behaviour support across Downs View Life Skills College. It will support all staff to implement effective behaviour management that improves the well-being and quality of life for all pupils. The role will work to reduce incidents of challenging behaviour and the use of restrictive interventions.  A key part of the role will also be family liaison and preparing learners and families for transition. This will include working with families and liaising with relevant agencies as appropriate. They will also be a DSL for the college.

The role is full time but the hours are negotiable.

We have a comprehensive induction program and an ongoing training program. For further information and an application pack please contact the school office on 01273 601680 or email hr@downsview.brighton-hove.sch.uk

We are absolutely committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The role is subject to a successful enhanced DBS check.

Application forms and a full job description can be found on Brighton & Hove Council’s job site. If you have any questions, please contact hr@downsview.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Closing date: 7th July 

Interview date: Week commencing 17th July 

How to apply: Completed application forms accepted by email/post direct to the school office: 7 Old London Road, Patcham, BN1 6WQ, email: hr@downsview.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Telephone: 01273 601680


Additional information

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.


Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Brighton & Hove Schools - Taking Action for Equality

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.


Living Wage Employer logo, Armed Forces Covenant logo, Equality Framework for Local Government Logo, Disability Confident Employer logo