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Youth Worker - Wakefield

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Job description

Teaching Personnel are looking for Youth Workers who are looking to gain more experience in an educational setting. We are currently working alongside a number of schools in the Wakefield area who are looking for experienced Youth Workers to join their team in a support role. We are open to applications from people from varied backgrounds such as:

  • Support Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Behaviour Support Assistant
  • Sports/ Outdoor Adventure
  • Military

As a Youth Worker, you will be directly influencing the development of pupils who display signs of challenging behaviour and have Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. This is an alternative provision which is located in the centre of Wakefield and runs across 4 sites and you may be asked to support over the individual sites.

The students who attend this alternative provision are vulnerable and often show signs of challenging behaviour and can be prone to aggressive outbursts, so the school are ideally seeking a Behaviour Support Assistant who has significant experience supporting pupils with challenging behaviour or is willing to undergo the necessary training.

The ideal Youth Worker will have:

  • A qualification related to Youth Work, Social Work, or Behaviour. Alternatively a background in Sports/Outdoor Adventure/ Military
  • Significant experience working with pupils who display signs of challenging behaviour
  • An in-depth knowledge of crisis prevention tactics
  • A driver's licence (Desired)

If this sounds like the job for you, Teaching Personnel would like to hear from you on 0113 224 0234.

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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