Behaviour and Mental Health Support

Location: Leeds
Job Type: Part Time
Industry: Secondary Support
Reference: PE11265374
Salary: £60 - £100 per day
Job Published: 7 months ago
Behaviour Support Worker

I am currently working with a school in West Leeds who are recruiting for a resilient behaviour support worker to work within their inclusion provision, this role will involve working closely with students who display social, emotional and mental health challenges.

On the return to schools, there has been an increased demand for mental health support for students. There is an increase in students demonstrating anxiety leading to poor attendance, behavioural issues & reduced academic progression. Students need a nurturing, firm and supportive individual who can work 1-1 and with small groups of students to reduce their disruptive behaviour and working on a deeper level to address mental health or attention problems.

The ideal opportunity for individuals with a background of educational psychology, youth work, SENd TA or behavioural support, experience ideally should involve working with challenging behavioural students in some capacity.

Responsibilities within this role:
• Liaise with other members of staff (SLT & Pastoral leads) to ensure that educational setting of the students effectively meet their needs.
• Communicate with students' parents when needed.
• Remove disruptive students from lessons.
• Work within the inclusion department, aiming to integrate students back into their lessons.
• Address underlying causes of disruptive behaviour implement action plans and review them with students.
• Understand & adhere to positive behaviour system.
• Involved in detention sessions.

Individuals need have a high standard of interpersonal skills, be approachable and able to communicate effectively in potentially challenging and sensitive situations.

You need to be a highly adaptable person able to adjust your approach to work dependent on each students' personal needs and circumstances, including students with SEN and behavioural needs, you will work 1-1 with students and with small groups.

Sims experience within a school is ideal but not essential, applicants need a DBS on the update service or be willing to apply for one.

If you have a background of working with young individuals in a pastoral aspect or related experience, please be in touch for further details or email your CV to