Passion for supporting pupils

Location: Huddersfield
Job Type: Contract
Industry: Secondary Support
Reference: PE11255606
Salary: £60 - £75 per day
Job Published: 30 days ago
Have you been considering a career in education or perhaps you already work in the education sector but are seeking a new role for September 2020?

I am currently working with several mainstream secondary schools in Huddersfield, who are looking to expand their behavioural and pastoral support teams. Given current circumstances, behavioural and pastoral support is going to be crucial in supporting students return to school.

At present I am recruiting for two Behaviour Mentors who are resilient, confident and enjoy working with children who have Challenging Behaviour. You must be able to inspire students to succeed despite their barriers to learning. You must have a patient and positive outlook and the willingness to adapt to different situations. Sound understanding of Social Emotional Mental Health is ideal. This role will be working with various students across KS3 & KS4, hence adaptability is key.

Behaviour Mentor Specification:
• Degree in relevant child related filed
• Previous experience working with SEN, Challenging behaviour, Youth offending, Youth Work or sports coaching
• Strong GCSE results English and Maths - good background subject knowledge
• Knowledge of behaviour management strategies and emphatic listening skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

A Behaviour Mentor works on supporting student behaviour and learning inside and outside of the class. This is predominantly a class-based position; however, you may have to deliver 1:1 intervention session at some stage in order to maintain the progress of student behaviour and learning, so you must be capable when working independently.

A Behaviour Mentor has a tailored intervention role that has been designed to help pupils with behavioural problems to reach their full potential and is crucial on the re-opneing of schools. As a behaviour mentor, you will be providing help to the class teacher with challenging students to aid them in overcoming any behavioural issues, whilst acting as a role model. If you can think quickly on your feet and stay calm whilst dealing with challenging situations, this is a perfect opportunity for you to gain vital school experience in order to help make suitable decisions or further your career in education!