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Behaviour Support Assistant

  • Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: £60 - £80 per day + other brilliant benefits
  • Contract hours: FullTime

Job provided by Randstad


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Are you Team Teach trained or equivalent (MAPPA, NAPPI, Secura Care etc)? Do you have the patience and understanding to work with hardtoreach and vulnerable young people? Can you motivate and support individuals in need of supportive role models? If yes, then read on for more information!

A Secondary Pupil Referral Unit with a reputation of supporting and building its staff, are actively looking for a Behaviour Support Worker to work as part of their staff team, to come in and support the students with their Social, Emotional, and Mental Health and Behavioural Difficulties. This role will play a pivotal part in ensuring the children are kept on task, learning to their full capability and have a point of contact for any issues or concerns.

The students are working at KS3 level and so the successful applicant will be able to support their academic studies as well as their SEMH/SEBD needs. The children have a range of needs, requiring the applicant to have patience and the ability to think on their feet to provide them with the support they need. The successful candidate will have the resiliency and empathy to engage young children who express extremely challenging behaviour.

School Benefits:
Onsite parking
Close to public transport
Top of the range equipment
Brilliant career progression opportunities
A holistic approach to teaching and education
Extensive grounds and building
Supportive staff team including therapists, nurses and specially trained teachers

Randstad Benefits:
Dedicated SEND Consultants with experience working in SEN education
24/7 oncall 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 students
Following the positive behaviour plans for each individual child
Supporting the class teacher and other support staff to maintain a positive working environment
Developing a clear understanding of the specific needs of each pupil
Looking after childrens physical, emotional and social welfare
Recognising signs of distress in children, offering reassurance and deescalating negative 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 pupil 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
Commitment to and a passion for working with vulnerable children
Experience working in a SEND setting
Experience working or volunteering with children
The ability to manage confrontation and challenging behaviour
The ability to work with learners with various learning difficulties
Flexibility in your approach to educating and supporting children
Team teach certification or equivalent essential

Does this sound the like the job for you? Do you feel you can make a difference to these childrens lives? Then please apply to be considered for this position with an updated CV 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, including an 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 ##### ######.

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