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Behaviour Support Assistant

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Behaviour Support Assistant– Yate

Due to the ongoing Covid situation schools are currently assessing the impact that the time out of school will have on the students. A well as the increased academic support needed to combat the gap in learning created by Covid, there is also a need for additional support for behavioural issues and social, emotional and mental health issues (SEMH). Due to the current situation school are preparing for mental health and behavioural issues to have increased greatly in students. Several schools are now looking to recruit 1:1 support in the form of behaviour support assistants/behaviour mentors.  An ‘Outstanding’ school in Yate require 1:1 support for a child with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) in Year 2. There may be more than one opportunity within this school as the demand for support in this area is so high. This child can become quite frustrated and can act out when they struggle to communicate. This child also suffers with anxiety and has low self-esteem and therefore can be quite and reserved. The ideal candidate is required to nurture independent learning and create games and activities that will help develop confidence and social skills.

This school is seeking someone:

  • Who is committed and reliable individual
  • Passionate about helping children exceed expected levels
  • Has experience working with behaviour or people who can act out
  • Extremely resilient
  • Experiences with working 1:1 or with challenging behaviour
  • Engaging and calming in order to keep the child focussed and calm throughout the day
  • Experience with social, emotional, mental health and communication issues

Benefits that Teaching Personnel can provide:

  • Refer a friend scheme - GBP50 up for grabs for a referral
  • Local and flexible supply roles as well as other full-time roles if this particular role isn’t suitable
  • Competitive weekly pay GBP60 -70 per day
  • CPD opportunities allowing you to professionally develop

If this role is something that you think you would be suitable for or are seeking another role in one of our lovely primary schools please click apply.

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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