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Behaviour Support Assistant

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Are you looking to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people?

As a behaviour support assistant, you'll offer practical help and emotional support to children and young people. The focus of your role is to provide support to vulnerable children to engage them within their education. The children you will be required to work with will need emotional support and nurture to empower them to access the national curriculum. Your role will vary depending on the individual needs of the child you are working with, usually on a 1:1 basis and the ages of the children will vary from 11- 16. Some of the children within the provision display social, emotional and mental health difficulties and you may be required to support looked after children. 

Due to the nature of the provision some of the children you will be required to work with may display some of the following behaviours

  • Social anxiety
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Drug and alcohol addiction
  • Language barriers
  • Physical and mental health issues, disabilities and learning difficulties.

As a behaviour support worker you will be required to work on a 1:1  to provide support and guidance in core subjects – Literacy, Maths and Science. You will be required to track the progress made by the individual and you may need to provide reading and writing resources where required.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with children with Social, Emotional and Mental health Difficulties and have experience of managing challenging behaviour. However, through Teaching Personnel’s CPD academy we have upcoming training opportunities for Team-Teach and Effective Behaviour Management. Our Team of SEN Specialist consultants can enrol you onto your desired course and provide continued guidance for those with a keen interest in making a difference to young people’s education. We would also welcome applicants with relevant transferable skills such as youth workers as well as recent graduates.

Teaching Personnel can offer competitive daily pay rates of up to GBP75 per day, for the right candidate longer term rates can be negotiated on your behalf.  Teaching Personnel work with a large number of SEN schools across the UK, if you are interested in registering to work through Teaching Personnel for full time or part time or to gain SEN experience please call us today for a confidential chat to learn more.

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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