behaviour support assistant worker in wakefield

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£ 60 per day
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job details

wakefield, yorkshire and the humber
job category
job type
working hours
£ 60 per day
Non Teaching
reference number
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?

Are you trained in de-escalation techniques and able to manage behaviour effectively?

Do you have a background in youth work?

Did you answer, 'Yes!'? Then this could be the career for you! Read on for details.

A Designated Specialist Provision in Wakefield for children who are struggling to access mainstream education is seeking a Behaviour Support Worker to join their team.

The provision is for secondary 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 GCSE level, as they will be working towards Maths, English and Science GCSEs as a minimum. The students very often display challenging behaviours and have Social Emotional and Mental Health needs, so it is necessary that the applicant is able to de-escalate children in crisis.

This is a long term position as a supply BSW, with the potential to extend into a permanent position.

School Benefits:
On-site 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
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

Your role will include:
Establishing constructive relationships with the students
Following the 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 you work with
Looking after children's physical, emotional, mental and social welfare
Providing regular feedback regarding pupils to 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
Recognising signs of distress in children, offering reassurance and de-escalating negative situations to the best of your ability

Key skills and experience needed:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
A commitment to and passion for working with vulnerable children
The ability to build respectful relationships with children
Experience working in SEND/youth work/sports coaching/community work setting
The ability to manage confrontation and challenging behaviour
The ability to work with learners with various learning difficulties e.g. ADHD or dyslexia
Flexibility in your approach to educating and supporting children
Team Teach certification (in date)

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 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 0113 246 2500.


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