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Behaviour Support Assistant

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Job description

Schools across Macclesfield and South Manchester are looking for Support Staff to join their teams for the new academic year.

A school in Macclesfield is looking for an individual to join the Behavioural Support team on a temporary basis. The role will focus on:

  • Acting as a ‘role model’ to students – being able to conquer adverse situations, as well as quickly finding solutions to problems whenever necessary.
  • Working with other members of staff to actively try and get pupils to engage with the learning process.
  • Working with a group of students who have difficulty in being within the mainstream classroom.
  • Monitoring the behaviour of a group of students, ensuring that they are adhering to school policy whenever necessary.
  • Working with students on both on both an individual and group basis with pupils.

Experience in dealing with challenging behaviours is essential. This position will focus on monitoring student's overall behaviour in lessons, and providing feedback when necessary. This feedback will be given to:

  • The student/Student's parents
  • Subject Leaders
  • Senior Leaders

It is also of huge importance that the required applicant is able to work with other members of staff, in order to successfully create educational plans that meet the needs of the individuals within this alternate provision.

Applications are welcomed from:

  • Individuals who have worked within a youth/community setting.
  • Those who have gained experience in the monitoring of behaviour previously (primary school/secondary school/sports coaching capacity.)

The necessary skills required for this position:

  • Resilience in the face of adversity – being able to deal with potentially difficult situations in a fast and effective manner is imperative.
  • Patience – when dealing with students who display challenging behaviours.
  • Pro-activeness – being able to think on the spot, and quickly implement strategies to enhance pupil development.
  • Being able to think on your feet, and be able to tackle problems, often having to find solutions quickly.
  • Organisational skills - it is essential that the applicant is well organised
  • Solid communication skills - both with regards to verbal and non verbal communication.

The school:

  • Located in Macclesfield, the school is a short distance away from Manchester city centre.
  • There are public transport links located next to the school (bus stop/metrolink stop)
  • There are motorways within close proximity of the school itself. 

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

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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