Behaviour Support Assistant

Location: Lambeth
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: SEN
Reference: BML
Salary: £70 - 85 per day + Education
Job Published: 15 days ago

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge and to be part of a committed team in Lambeth?

Do you have the compassion, patience and the experience required to support children who may have social, emotional and/or Mental Health needs?

We are searching for a proactive and engaging individual available as soon as possible, to work in a school based in the London Borough of Lewisham. This will involve someone who is able to build positive relationships, support vulnerable young people and aspire them to believe that they can reach their full potential.

The role requires an organised practitioner who is an advocate for supporting mental health and wellbeing for children across the school. They will be able to identify barriers to learning and plan and deliver a programme of support.


Other important aspects of the role include:

  • Supporting and promoting mental health and wellbeing through prevention, identification, early support and access to specialist support.
  • Devising, implementing and evaluating specialised programmes of work, which include SMART targets, to encourage and promote a pupil’s social, emotional and mental health needs, including play therapy for both individuals or within a group.
  • Planning and facilitating structured games and activities, to support pupils to make appropriate use of unstructured times. These should be carefully timetabled into the week in collaboration with class teachers.
  • Working with teaching staff/Senior Leadership Team/Achievement Leaders to devise and implement individual learning plans to promote pupils’ academic, social, emotional and mental health needs.
  • To observe and monitor pupil progress, adapting an agreed approach to meet particular needs, recording and maintaining records of pupils’ development and progress.
  • Communicating effectively and by working collaboratively with teachers, support staff and external support as required to ensure effective provision for all our pupils.
  • Monitoring pupil’s progress before, during and after intervention to measure the impact of the intervention strategy on progress; include student evaluations.
  • Maintaining a record of evaluations as evidence of effective practice, support and guidance.
  • Networking with other staff with similar roles to share good practice
    Planning and delivering after school clubs.

If you are interested and feel this would be a great role for you please apply of call 020 8971 1284.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK. Please see protocol-education.com/candidates/frequently-asked-questions for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. We also offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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