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Teaching Assistant (Behaviour)

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Full time position for a behaviour support assistant commencing immediately after Easter.

Initially the position is temporary and will run from Easter - July 2019. However, there could be a possibility for permanent dependent on the needs of the school.

The setting is a secondary catholic mainstream in St Helens who are currently working in partnership with teaching personnel. The school currently has around 600 pupils enrolled and provides education for pupils with SEN. The school caters for pupils with a range of needs including: pupils with moderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD) and pupils with profound multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).

The role will involve working in collaboration with a range of professionals including: teachers, school support staff and professionals from external agencies. It will also involve planning and implementing outreach activities that are designed to encourage the ongoing development of pupils who display signs of challenging behaviour. The pupils who attend the setting may display signs of challenging behaviour; therefore the ideal behaviour support assistant will have a good understanding of crisis prevention tactics and know how to prevent situations reaching crisis point.

The ideal behaviour support assistant will have:

  • Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification (ideally level 3)
  • Team- Teach training (highly desirable can be provided)
  • A considerable amount of experience working with pupils with challenging behaviour
  • Experience working within a special needs setting
  • Experience working in an outreach team
  • A good knowledge of how to prevent situations reaching crisis point

If you feel that you have the appropriate experiences and skills to be considered for the post please apply directly be responding to this advert with your CV and covering letter.

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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