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Behaviour Support Assistant

Job description

We are currently recruiting for a Behaviour Mentor / Teaching Assistant to join our team of Learning Support Assistants within the Colchester, Essex area.

We work with schools that provide education for children whose severe Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties have led to them not being able to cope in a mainstream setting. Due to an increase in pupil numbers within these schools, we are looking for flexible staff that can start in September 2020. 

Behaviour Mentors will:

  • Build a positive and genuine relationship with pupils focused on their well-being
  • Be open to supporting challenging behaviours, mental health and social difficulties
  • Promote positive behaviour and interactions with children/staff
  • Improve each child’s view of him/herself, building on their self-esteem and confidence
  • Help each child identify and acknowledge the social, emotional or behavioural problems which they face and learn skills for coping with them in a positive way
  • Provide a secure, stable and caring environment in which every child can grow and develop

You must be:

  • Available on a flexible basis, Monday – Friday, 08:30 – 4:00, school term time only
  • Have previous experience working with Challenging Behaviour, mental health or vulnerable children
  • Have school or learning based experience  
  • Enjoy engaging with friendly staff members and inspirational students
  • Willing to make a difference in helping children to achieve their full potential

To find out more about this job or working with Teaching Personnel, send a copy of your CV by email today.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel.com/faqs 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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