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Support staff with experience supporting mental health

Job description

We are looking for support staff with experience supporting children or young people with challenging behaviour or mental health difficulties.

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 children who are living in foster care or shared childrens homes.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience supporting children or adults
  • A patient and nurturing manner
  • Additional training such as de-escalation, MAPA or Team Teach would be an advantage but training can be provided
  • An interest in playing or coaching a sport

What you can expect:

  • To be working on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis with young people who are unable to access mainstream education
  • To make a real difference to the lives of the children you are supporting
  • To provide support and guidance in core subjects - Literacy, Maths and Science
  • To track the progress made by the individual
  • Opportunities for continual professional development

Teaching Personnel work with a large number of schools across the UK, if you are interested in registering to work through Teaching Personnel, full time or part time or to gain SEN experience please call us today to hear more.

For more information please get in touch with Carla Wright in one of the following ways, registering your details online on our website 24/7, calling the office on 0114 241 3341 or by applying via the link provided.

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.

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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