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Behaviour Support Assistant

  • Location: Kent
  • Sector: Primary
  • Date posted: 30/06/2020

Job description

Do you have experience in supporting children or young adults who display challenging behaviour?

Are you Team Teach qualified, with recent experience working in a educational or childcare post?

Are you looking for a position in a school when they reopen?


Teaching Personnel's Kent Primary Team are currently seeking a behaviour specialist support worker/teaching assistant for a position in a primary school located in the Strood area of Medway. The role will be supporting on a 1:1 basis with a male in KS2 who often displays challenging and disengaged behaviours. The ideal candidate would be resilient, with the ability to de-escalate volatile situations effectively whilst maintaining a good level of communication and rapport with the student. This role will be working both inside and outside of the main classroom setting, with the view to reintegrate the student into the classroom on a full time basis.


The ideal candidate will have experience in delivering 1:1 intervention, assisting the class teacher in the preparation of inspiring lessons and resources to maintain motivation and engagement from the student. We are looking for a passionate support worker who is able to commit to a full time role in order to raise attainment and build a positive relationship. It is important to note that for this role, consistency for the student is crucial.


Essential Qualifications and Traits;

- CACHE Level 2 or equivalent

- Experience working within a Primary school

- Experience working with Special Education Needs (SEN)

- Passionate and prepared to have a hands on approach


Desired Qualifications and Traits;

- Team Teach Training or other verbal or physical de escalation training are desirable but candidates with this, could be favoured.

- Confidence and ability to make professional and friendly working relationships with the pupils, their families and staff


The school will be looking to employ someone as soon as they reopen after the current pandemic, so please do not delay in applying for the role. We can conduct a remote interview with you to get the ball rolling with your registration to ensure that you are fully cleared and ready for work when the school is no longer closed.

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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