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DDSL/Thrive Practitioner

Full Time
Role Type
Working hours per week

Deputy Designated Safeguarding and Deputy Behaviour Support Lead (DDSL/DBSL)

Responsible to: Designated Safeguarding/ Behaviour Support Lead
Southlands School

Salary: £23,566.40

Hours: 40 Contract type:

Full time/Permanent (52wks)

We are a co-education specialist school providing Education, Care, and Therapy for young people aged 7-19 years who have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) The majority of young people have an Education, Health, and Care Plan (EHCP) with their primary special need being ASD typically functioning at Level 1 (DSM-5) They may have a variety of additional special education needs associated with ASD.

We are able to support and care for individuals with associated complex needs such as: -
• language and social communication
• social emotional
• sensory processing
• co-morbid difficulties associated with ASD such as ADHD
• heightened anxiety
• self-harm
• dyslexia
• dyspraxia

Our young people can on occasion present with behaviours that challenge. We use non-aversive, positive behaviour approaches and crisis prevention interventions to support and maintain relationships.

Our usual staffing level is 1:3 (staff to young people) and any additional level of staff support is dependent on individual need and level of independence We support young people either on a day or residential 38 weekly, 38-week termly or 52 week a year basis.

Duties may vary within this framework in line with its general character and level of responsibility entailed.

Purpose and summary of job: 

To create, maintain, and continue to develop a positive safeguarding culture as part of the safeguarding and positive behaviour support team. At all times demonstrating an understanding and recognition of the responsibilities outlined within KCSIE 2022 and Working Together to Safeguard Children

Any successful application to this role will be subject to Enhanced DBS and Reference Checking in line with Government regulations and Safer Recruitment best practice.

Cambian will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

The Cambian Group is an Equal Opportunities employer.

For further details (including the full job description and duties/responsibilities) and a discussion about the role please contact Southlands School direct either by phone or email:-
01590 675350



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