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Support Worker

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Job description

Are you trained in supporting people with mental health issues and have a passion for supporting young people?

The Role

Teaching Personnel work closely with a number of specialist schools in the South Manchester area which support young people who have various social, emotional and mental health needs. Due to these needs, they have been excluded from mainstream school and currently attend a Pupil Referral Unit* to receive an alternative education.

*Pupil Referral Units support up to 100 students either at Primary or Secondary age and deliver core subjects alongside vocational courses to suit the learning styles of the students.

The students can display challenging behaviours, therefore class sizes are small and timetables are varied, to help students to remain engaged and interactive without overwhelming them. 

As a school based support worker, you will work within specific classes or with specific students, to help them to maintain their behaviour and provide emotional support where necessary. Many of the students will suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety and depression and often have associated special educational needs such as ADHD or Autism spectrum condition.
You will be required to act as a mentor, ensuring they are fully aware and understanding of the outcomes of the choices they make, and advise them on alternative way to deal with things.

Safeguarding of the pupils is paramount at all times therefore training in de-escalation techniques such as Team-Teach would be ideal and can be provided to registered applicants by Teaching Personnel.


This role will be challenging, however would perfectly fit those with support work experience or those with a Psychology background who wish to gain experience in understanding behaviour and mental health.

Please be aware that all applicants MUST have an enhanced, child workforce DBS which is registered to the update service, or be willing to obtain one.

About Teaching Personnel

Teaching Personnel can offer a number of benefits such as:

  • Sector specialist consultants in SEN, Primary and Secondary who have backgrounds in education and teaching
  • 80% off  training courses through our unrivalled CPD Academy
  • Exclusive access to our PSA Schools, who use us as their preferred staffing supplier
  • Online access to payslips, diary and time sheets
  • Weekly wages through PAYE; your quoted earnings will be your exact take home pay

If this sounds like a role you could really excel in, please apply with your CV.

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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