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Behaviour Support Assistant

Job description

Teaching Personnel are currently working alongside multiple secondary schools in Swansea that cater for pupils with learning difficulties as part of their specialist teaching facility (STF).

The role starting after the Easter holidays 2021 and would involve supporting secondary aged pupils (11-18) with a variety of learning difficulties as the schools cater for a range of learning and behavioural difficulties including; Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), Moderate to Severe Learning Difficulties and emotional and behavioural difficulties.

You will need to be the flexible individual and be prepared to work in different areas across the authority of Swansea, supporting pupils with a wide range of additional needs including Autism, downs syndrome and pupils who display behavioural difficulties.

As the successful candidate you will be strong minded and have excellent interpersonal skills in order to communicate with families, carers and a multidisciplinary team of teaching staff, social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists. You will be organised, patient and confident, with a sound understanding of meeting the social, emotional and mental health needs of young people with additional learning needs.

The following qualifications or knowledge of the following will be highly desirable, but not essential

  • Autism awareness training (training can be provided through TP)        
  • Picture Exchange Communication (PECS)
  • Makaton or BSL (to any level)
  • Team Teach (training can be provided through TP)
  • Moving and Handling (training can be provided through TP)

For more information or to apply for this role, please call Chris our Swansea branch manager on the contact number below or simply click apply and follow the next steps to be considered.

Look forward to hearing from you!


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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