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Behaviour Mentor

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Teaching Personnel are currently looking for a Behaviour Mentor to work with pupils who present with challenging behaviour on a 1:1 and 2:1 support basis. Our schools cater for students with mixed SEN including complex needs, Autism and Learning Difficulties.

There is no greater role than supporting students who would otherwise struggle without your help. This role is incredibly rewarding and no two days are ever the same!

Needs that the students have vary. They may require emotional support, assistance reading and/or writing. Some students may need assistance with managing their anger and stress levels. You will get to know your students and the things that cause them unnecessary stress, your role is to help steer them away from getting to the point where they are feeling overwhelmed. Support is centred around each student as an individual.

We are looking for a versatile and resilient individual who can support pupils calmly and confidently. You will be required to manage challenging behaviour and work with other members of staff to try and keep young persons calm and engaged.

Students may have significant communication difficulties. They may be non-verbal and communicate through a form of signing or suggestion.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Versatile and resilient to work with challenging behaviour
  • Experience working with students who have significant communication difficulties - any experience of Makaton, MAPA or PECS is desired
  • Team Teach qualifications or other behaviour management qualifications
  • Escalation and diffusion methods
  • Experience working in challenging SEN environments with a range of abilities and SEN needs
  • Confident to work as part of a thriving multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience within Pupil Referral Units
  • Able to inspire and engage students
  • Vocational and Professional qualifications are desirable but not essential. It is about your character and abilities within the role.
  • Enhanced Child Workforce DBS registered to the update service (or willing to apply for this)

Benefits of this role includes;

  • Wage of £9.50-£10.50 an hour (based on experience)
  • Monday to Friday working hours
  • Access to Teaching Personnel's CPD courses
  • Your very own designated consultant throughout the process

For more information about this role please click APPLY now!

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel.com/faqs for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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