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Learning Behaviour Mentor

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The role is for a full time Behaviour Support Assistant who is looking for the opportunity to work within a Specialist Setting. The position is full time and initially temporary however, there may be the opportunity for permanent dependent on the needs of the setting. There are positions commencing as soon as possible so Behaviour Support Assistants with the relevant experience should apply as soon as possible.

The setting is a Specialist School which is located in Wigan. The Setting provides education for pupils 11-16 who are being educated outside of Mainstream Schools. Pupils who attend the setting may be being educated out of mainstream for a variety of reasons including: SEMH needs, challenging behaviour and teenage pregnancy.

The ideal Behaviour Support Assistant will have experience planning and delivering interventions and implementing strategies to support the optimal development of pupils. The Behaviour Support Assistant will be responsible for building and maintaining close working relationships with pupils who often display signs of challenging behaviour.

Due to the specific needs of the pupils the Behaviour Support Assistant will have:

  • A level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification (desirable)
  • A passion for supporting the optimal development of pupils who display signs of challenging behaviour
  • An understanding of the importance of effective de-escalation tactics
  • Team- Teach training (can be provided)
  • An in-depth understanding of crisis prevention tactics
  • Experience working within a Secondary School (essential)
  • If you feel that you have the appropriate skills and attributes to succeed within the role, please apply directly.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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