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Behaviour Support Assistant

Job description

Are you looking to work in schools?

Do you have a passion for making difference in young people’s lives?

Are you emotionally resilient?

We are looking for Teaching Assistants to support a school with primary and secondary age groiups. The pupils within this school all have an EHCP which name an additional need such as with Social, Emotional, Mental Health needs.

The schools philosophy is that every child will reach their full potential and become the best that they can be. The community of the school aims to provide every child with opportunities and experiences that will motivate and inspire them. The staff nurture and support all children on their personal learning journey. Outside of the curriculum the school is known for a strong respect between the pupils and teachers especially in extracurricular activities such as sports and outdoor education.

Your role as a Teaching Assistant would be to support these young people throughout their school day. Tasks involved in this would be to help with lessons planned by the teacher, many of which are focussed on social development, character building and based in holistic therapies.

You would be supported by not only the teacher but other support staff such as Teaching Assistants, and a extended Pastoral team including a Transition Co-ordinator, Family Support Worker, and a Pupil Support Worker. 

The ideal Teaching Assistant would have:

  • Experience of SEMH or challenging behaviour in a professional or personal setting
  • Knowledge of de-escalation strategies
  • A proactive and engaging personality
  • Patience and Positivity

The school is based around 20-minutes outside of central Chichester and it requires staff that are able to drive, as public transport links are limited.

The application process requires two recent and care/education-based references or evidence of other experience. You additionally will either have a DBS on the Update Service or a willingness to get one.

The benefits of securing work through Teaching Personnel include.

  • A dedicated consultant to discuss current or future roles with you
  • An extensively discounted CPD program
  • Payment in house, meaning no fees from Umbrella companies
  • GBP10 an hour or above
  • 13 weeks off per year

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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