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Youth Worker

Job description

Are you interested in working with disadvantaged young people? Are you looking for a new challenge in mental health, education or Special Educational Needs?

Teaching Personnel are looking to appoint a Youth Worker/Behaviour Support Assistant to join the busy team of a Pupil Referral Unit on a full time basis. The school is based in Lupset, Wakefield, and is easily accessible by bus and train from Leeds, Wakefield and surrounding areas. The school caters to Key Stage 3 pupils who Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues which cause them to be disengaged in their learning, have poor social skills and challenging behaviour. These students tend to come from disadvantaged backgrounds and complex families and we are looking for someone who can be non-judgemental and person centred in their approach to helping to support them in their targets on a 1:1 or small groups basis.

We encourage applications from people with any of the following experience:

  • Sport/Coaching
  • Psychology
  • Mental Health
  • SEN
  • Behaviour Management
  • Security
  • Police
  • Young Offenders
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Residential Care
  • Looked After Children/Social Work

The benefits of working with Teaching Personnel are:

  • The opportunity to find a permanent role
  • Flexible hours
  • Fantastic rates of pay
  • Ongoing CPD and Training
  • The support of a dedicated and specialist consultant

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.

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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