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Behaviour Support Assistant

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Behavioural Specialist


The governors of a school in the Kingswood Suburb of Bristol are seeking to appoint a Behavioural Specialist to work 1:1 and in small group interventions with students between the ages of 3-11 who have ASD, Moderate Learning Difficulties or Challenging Behaviour. This position would be to start in October on a 1 year fixed term contract following success in the first term.

The ideal candidate for this position would be somebody with a background of dealing with challenging behaviour or somebody that isn’t phased by this aspect of the position. You will need to be comfortable with dealing with SEMH (Social Emotional Mental Health) and SEN (Special Educational Needs).

The pupils that you will be working with can find it hard to focus in lessons. This is where you would work with them alongside support from the Class Teacher to encourage students into reaching their full potential whilst providing emotional support.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Team Teach Trained (or a similar behaviour management strategy) – We run this course so if this is something you would be interested in let us know.
  • Previous experience with children of a relevant age group
  • Experience dealing with SEN or challenging behaviour would be beneficial
  • Sports/Psychology/Care/Support backgrounds can often be helpful but not necessary
  • Dedicated to making a positive impact on these children’s lives - a ‘’not just a job’’ mentality

Why go with Teaching Personnel?

Working with Teaching Personnel has many benefits…

  • We offer competitive weekly pay
  • We have long term opportunities as well as short term placements which gives you the opportunity to be flexible and work when suits you
  • We have a CPD Academy which enables you to progress whilst working under us
  • You will have your own personal Recruitment Consultant dedicated to providing you not only work, but the best work for you


Does this challenging but rewarding job appeal to you? If so…please get in contact with Chloe today to express your interest.

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.

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