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Behaviour Support Mentor

Do you have experience of supporting students with challenging behaviour?

Are you interested in working full-time with an improving school that can provide training?

Have you made a positive impact or been a positive role model to someone with SEMH and behavioural difficulties?


The position: Behaviour Support Assistant, mainstream KS3-4 supporting a child with challenging behaviour and/or mental health needs 1:1

Salary: Earn GBP60-65 per day

Teaching Personnel are currently working alongside an inclusive secondary school in the Eastville area of Bristol who are looking to recruit resilient candidates as behaviour support mentors. This role is full-time and provides the opportunity to gain experience and training. The role will be supporting a child with challenging behaviour 1:1 and/or mental health needs, within a mainstream KS3-4 classroom.

The school:

  • Growing and diverse academy organisation are looking for professional and ambitious new staff and are offering opportunities to advance your career
  • Supportive and inclusive SEN department
  • The school aspires to creating an engaging learning community where staff and students are challenged and inspired
  • Accessible transport links near M32/M4 and public transport from Bristol city centre

The ideal candidate:

Will –

  • Be able to commit to a long-term role
  • Be confident and authoritative managing challenging behaviour
  • Remain patient and composed in stressful and heated situations
  • Have a respectful and professional manner towards pupils and staff within the school
  • Offer practical help and emotional support to children experiencing short or long-term challenges
  • Can work alongside a classroom teacher and liaise with parents and SENCO
  • Have a friendly, sensitive, empathetic and understanding approach

Must –

  • Have experience of working within a similar environment or supporting individuals with similar needs and be confident working with children with challenging behaviour
  • The right to work within the UK
  • The ability to provide two references from your most recent employers
  • All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid child workforce Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Benefit from –

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Rewarding Job Satisfaction
  • Great work-life balance with school holidays

What Teaching Personnel can offer you:

  • Specialist trained consultants – supporting you in finding your ideal role
  • Full access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training
  • If your friend or colleague works through us for at least five days, you will be entitled to a GBP50 bonus!
  • Supporting your COVID-secure safe return to work


If you are interested in applying for this role or have any questions, please email your CV to our recruiter Ewan: or call the friendly Bristol office on 0117 239 1557

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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