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Behaviour Support Assistant

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Secondary Behaviour TA – Childwall – May 2021

Teaching Personnel are working in partnership with a Secondary school in the Childwall area, who are seeking Teaching Assistants to work on a 1:1 and small group basis supporting KS3 & KS4 pupils with behavioural needs.

A Secondary school's in Childwall are looking to appoint a behaviour support assistant on a long term basis. Initially, the position will until the end of the academic year but there is an opportunity for a permanent contract. The school caters for individuals between 11-16 and have a group of students with a Statement of SEN or an EHCP, on the autistic spectrum and/or have significant communication and interaction difficulties and social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).

Due to the specific needs of the pupils we would be interested in applicants with experience of supporting children or young people with challenging behaviour. The ideal behaviour support assistant will have experience working with pupils with challenging behaviour and understand how to de-escalate situations.

The ideal behaviour support assistant will have:

  • Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification (ideally level 3)
  • Preferably Team-Teach trained or other restraint training (can be provided)
  • A considerable amount of experience working with pupils with challenging behaviour
  • Experience working within a special needs setting
  • An understanding of the de-escalation tactics and crisis prevention

Applicants will be subject to variety of checks including: an enhanced DBS check, full references, including from your most recent employer and eligibility to work in the UK. This is an ideal situation for committed teachers to register with Teaching Personnel and secure employment when the schools eventually re-open. If you are currently looking for work and you are a newly qualified teacher, then please contact us via the various methods below;

If you are interested in registering and have the relevant qualifications please send your CV to or call Greg at the Liverpool Primary Branch on 0151 277 0225 for more information.

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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