behaviour support assistant in wakefield

08 April 2019
chloe overduin, randstad education
job type
£ 60 - £ 80 per day, other brilliant benefits
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wakefield, yorkshire and the humber
sub specialism
Special Needs Teaching
job type
working hours
£ 60 - £ 80 per day, other brilliant benefits
Non Teaching
reference number
chloe overduin, randstad education
0113 246 2500
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job description

Do you have the passion and drive to connect and inspire hard to reach young people struggling with social, emotional and mental health needs? Are you able to manage behaviour effectively? Do you have experience working in primary schools? Did you answer, 'Yes!'? Then this could be the career for you! Read on for details.

A Pupil Referral Unit in Wakefield catering for children who are struggling to access mainstream education due to social-emotional circumstances is seeking as Behaviour Support Worker to join their team.

The provision is for primary school students, some of whom are working at their curriculum level and some of whom are at varying levels. The successful applicant will be confident in supporting students at KS1 and 2 levels, with the aim of facilitating the academic progression as much as possible. The students very often display challenging behaviours and have Social Emotional and Mental Health needs, so the applicant must be able to de-escalate children in crisis and help these students through difficulties. This is a long term position until half term, however, it is likely to be extended to the end of the academic year.

School Benefits:
On site parking
Nearby public transport routes
Top of the range equipment
Brilliant career progression opportunities
A holistic approach to teaching and education
Extensive grounds and buildings
A supportive staff team including therapists, nurses and specially trained teachers

Randstad Benefits:
Dedicated SEND Consultants with experience working in SEN education
A 24/7 on-call service
Free career advice
Support and guidance throughout your role
Market advice
Job matching based on your preferences
Advice and feedback on your current CV
Team teach training available

Your role will include:
Establishing constructive relationships with the students
Following positive behaviour plans for each individual child
Supporting the class teacher, teaching assistants and support staff to maintain a positive working environment
Developing a clear understanding of the specific needs of each pupil
Looking after children's physical, emotional, mental and social welfare
Recognising signs of distress in children, offering reassurance and de-escalating crisis situations to the best of your ability
Maintaining a record and providing regular feedback about pupils to the teachers and/or SENCO in order to best track progress
Assisting the school in communicating with parents and carers, using the appropriate approach
Supporting all learners in their curriculum studies and throughout the day

Key skills and experience needed:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
A commitment to and passion for working with vulnerable children
An ability to build respectful relationships with children
Experience working in a SEND / youth work / sports coaching / community work setting
An ability to manage confrontation and challenging behaviour
An ability to work with learners with various learning difficulties e.g. ADHD or dyslexia
A flexible approach to educating and supporting children
In-date Team Teach certification (if not, training will be provided)

Does this sound the like the position for you? Do you want to work in a role where you know you are making a meaningful difference? Then please apply with an updated CV to be considered for this position, and a member of the SEND team will be in touch!

Randstad Education maintains the highest standard of child safety and compliance when placing candidates into schools. Successful candidates will be subject to the compliance process that also includes the enhanced DBS check.

Randstad Education has an array of positions in the West Yorkshire area. If this is of interest to you, call the Leeds branch today on 0113 246 2500.


empathy,experience in managing challenging behaviour,experience with social emotional mental health,resilience