Latest Jobs at SOHK Behaviour Specialist - SOHK Scotland Job Summary The Behaviour Specialist will work alongside SOHK rugby coaches to lead on the non-sporting activities of the SOHK for Schools Programme delivery in Scotland, predominantly Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fife. This includes group workshops, one-to-one mentoring and liaising with school staff. This role is centred around helping the pupils we work with increase their wellbeing and self-awareness; ultimately to take responsibility for the areas of their lives that are directly within their control. SOHK for Schools is a 3-year intervention, working with groups of around 20 pupils from S1 until they finish S4 and complete their Nat 4/5s. The pupils will be chosen by the school and will typically be the ‘hardest to reach’ young people. We will work with them for half a day every week, delivering rugby training, classroom sessions on subjects such as growth mindset, goal setting and choices and we’ll deliver weekly 1:1s for each pupil. The programme will be evaluated by SOHK staff, teachers, parents and the pupils themselves. Key Responsibilities Working with the SOHK Scotland team to execute School of Hard Knocks for Schools courses as well as mentoring participants. Delivering the SOHK mentoring programme for S1-4 pupils, on a 1:1 basis and in a whole group setting. Creating new group mentoring sessions around the core principles of School of Hard Knocks - The 5 Cs (Confidence, Communication, Commitment, Cohesion and Control) that suit the needs of the group. Facilitate and deliver wellbeing and personal development sessions. Provide information and advice to enable pupils to make choices about their own learning, behaviour and attendance. Working with SOHK Scotland on monitoring and evaluation, report writing, admin and data input - making sure all records are accurate and timely. Be aware of, and support differences to ensure all pupils on the course have equal access to the mentoring programme. Be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection; health and safety; confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the programmes manager. Work with SOHK Scotland's Lead Behaviour Specialist to ensure best practice and share ideas, skills and information. Safeguard children effectively using SOHK's and the school’s policies, referring concerns appropriately to the SOHK and school leads. Skills, Experience & Person Specification Knowledge & understanding of the developmental stages of children and young people and appropriate intervention approaches. Ability to build rapport with young people with a variety of needs. Proven skills and experience in engaging with challenging children and young people. Ability to deal with exposure to distressing information. Be able to communicate a positive, caring attitude, and actively listen to the child or young person and others involved in their care. Maintaining & enhancing effective working relationships with SOHK and school staff. Comprehensive understanding of Safeguarding best practice, including how and when to disclose information, and when to refer participants to healthcare professionals. Ability to tailor interventions to meet the needs of the students on the course, and support coaches to maintain these interventions. You will be full of enthusiasm and positive energy, and a great role model to those on our courses. You will have a growth mindset, and always be ready to accept new challenges. You will be extremely driven and passionate to deliver the charity’s objectives, in line with its values of Integrity, Excellence, Empowerment and Commitment. You will set standards in your own delivery, being meticulous in your preparation and reviews. Salary & Benefits To be determined - we will consider a part time, term time salary, or a negotiable day rate for a freelance person. Application Process Please send a CV and covering letter of no more than two A4 pages to [email protected] The successful candidate will be expected to start with the new school term. Disclosure and Barring Service/PVG check will be required for successful candidates and the job is dependent on suitable references. Closing date - please send applications in ASAP!