Behaviour Mentor

Bury, Greater Manchester
GWM 00089_1618407654
Date Posted:14 Apr 2021
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£65 - £75 per day
  1. Long-term

Behaviour Mentor

Bury, Greater Manchester

Are you a natural when it comes to working with young people from challenging backgrounds?

Can you build strong relationships with pupils quickly?

Tradewind are recruiting for a Behaviour Mentor / SEMH Teaching Assistant!

To join us and be successful in this Behaviour Mentor role, you will need to:

  • Be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional references checks.
  • Provide a CV with at least 10 years employment/education history included and any employment breaks must be explained.
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK.

About the role:

  • Behaviour Mentor for a secondary Alternative Provision School in Bury.
  • Starting ASAP on a full time & long term basis, paying up to £75/day.
  • Your role will be to maintain good behaviour in class and around the site in order for young people to make social and emotional progress as well as facilitate an excellent learning environment
  • You must be able to build relationships quickly.
  • You will need to be resilient, empathetic, patient and not take things too personally.
  • You will need to be able to demonstrate correct behaviour and act as positive and trusted role model.
  • You will be required to work with the teaching staff to monitor behaviour, recognise triggers and prevent crisis situations from occurring.
  • You must have previous experience as a Behaviour Mentor, SEMH Teaching Assistant, Secondary Teaching Assistant, Youth Worker or Residential Support Worker having worked with challenging behaviours and those from vulnerable backgrounds.

About the school:

  • Secondary PRU catering for young people with SEMH and challenging behaviours.
  • Class sizes of no more than 10 pupils.
  • Broad curriculum based on childrens' needs and interests including ASDAN vocational learning lessons.
  • Strong focus on helping pupils manage their emotions and behaviour in order to prepare them for learning and the world after education.
  • Links with local colleges and employers to ensure transitions to study or apprenticeships.

About the pupils:

  • All pupils are aged 11-16 and have an EHCP for SEMH, ADHD, Autism& challenging behaviour.
  • Many are from very vulnerable backgrounds and need support from a Behaviour Mentor that are patient, empathetic and engaging.
  • Pupils are working at lower than expected levels for their age and so your approach and support will need to reflect what stage they are working at and focus on areas where progress can be made whether that's emotionally, socially, behaviourally or academically.

By registering with Tradewind Manchester, you will benefit from:

  • An honest and friendly team with a wealth of educational experience
  • Consultants that will listen to what you want and support you wherever necessary
  • Top rates of pay through our attraction of the best education talent
  • More training and development than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
  • A great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a generous reward
  • Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
  • Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
  • A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
  • Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

Please call the Manchester office on 0161 674 0138, or email

A bit about Tradewind...

  1. As a Sunday Times Top 100 employer, we're committed to putting candidates & staff first
  2. We employ the best in the business to provide an exceptional service to our candidates
  3. Top rates of pay (all rates are typically inclusive of holiday pay, however we will happily accrue this upon request)
  4. More free CPD courses than any other education recruiter
  5. Awarded REC Audited Education Gold Standard status and we're proudly an Equal Opportunities Employer

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