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Behaviour Support Assistant

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Are you a Psychology/Counselling graduate?

Are you looking to put the knowledge you have gained into practice?

Do you have a passion for rehabilitating disadvantaged young people?


Teaching Personnel are looking for an equally resilient and compassionate candidate to work as a Behavioural Support Assistant at school housing young offenders. The pupils are aged 10-17 and often come from deprived backgrounds, with SENs relating to SEMH and trauma from their past. The residence has received the highest OFSTED ratings for the past 10 years due to the incredible support system provided by the staff there. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate such excellence through their adept communication and interpersonal skills, contributing towards the continued high standard of care delivered at the school.


Main responsibilties would involve:

  • Intervening when pupil's behaviour is problematic
  • Explaining the chain of events leading to such behaviour and steps needed to address it
  • Reporting back to the relevant parties to promote a high standard of care among staff


Teaching Personnel is one of the UK’s biggest teaching and support staff agencies, placing thousands of candidates at over 5000 schools each academic year. Established in 1996, we have 24 years industry experience informing the process of you applying for positions to being placed in a role that’s right for you. You will be assigned a consultant if you decide to register with us who will guide you through the process, ensuring all the relevant documents are in place for this particular kind of work. Teaching Personnel also offer heavily discounted CPD programs, our own safeguarding training and an online diary to help you manage your workload whilst you’re with us. A lot of the roles we offer are temporary, but with a high possibility of becoming permanent if you settle into the job well.

If you think this is the role for you, get in contact by emailing or phoning 0161 242 1793.

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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