Behaviour (SEMH) Support Assistant

Location: Manchester
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Teacher | Secondary Teacher | Secondary Cover Supervisors | Primary Teaching and Learning Assistants | SEN Support Jobs | Primary SEN Support | SEN | Secondary Support
Reference: PE11263741
Salary: £60 - £75 per day
Job Published: 10 days ago
Behaviour (SEMH) Support Assistant

Working with young people can be a rewarding but challenging experience and requires patience, adaptability and a can-do attitude.

The role of a Behaviour Support Assistant is to remove the barriers impacting a young person's ability to access the curriculum, engage in learning and enable them to reach their full potential.

Due to the often complex nature of the students, high levels of emotional and physical resilience are needed in dealing with challenging behaviour, along with an empathetic, nurturing and non-judgmental approach.

Experience working with young people would be beneficial, but we would welcome applications from candidates who have a background in supporting others in a variety of sectors.

A motivation to work with and improve outcomes for young people is essential.

As a Behaviour Support Assistant, you will:
-Build and maintain successful relationships with learners
-Support a named pupil or a group of students in traditional and non-traditional learning environments.
-Deliver activities aimed at engaging pupils in learning / improving behaviour
-Challenge and motivate pupils, promote and reinforce self-esteem.
-Implement behaviour management strategies
-Work with young people at risk of exclusion / excluded from mainstream education
-Offer a supportive approach in a role-modelling/mentoring capacity
-To record observations on young people's behaviour and progress

The right candidate will:

-Be highly emotionally and physically resilient with a great sense of humour
-Have experience working with young people or have worked in another sector supporting others.
-Have a Team Teach Qualification or be willing to engage in training
-Have a DBS on the update service or be willing to apply for one

We would be really interested to hear from candidates who have experience working in challenging settings such as the emergency services, armed forces, prisons and probationary work.