Behaviour Mentor

Leicester, Leicestershire

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Date Posted: 24 Apr 2024
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Behaviour Mentor

Leicester, Leicestershire

As a Behaviour Mentor in a Primary School working with Year 5 students in Leicester, your role is crucial in supporting the social and emotional well-being of students, as well as fostering a positive learning environment. Here are some key responsibilities and strategies you might consider:


  1. Individualised Support:

    • Identify students who may need additional support due to behavioural challenges.
    • Work closely with teachers, parents, and other school staff to gather information about students' behaviour.
  2. Behavioural Interventions:

    • Develop and implement individualised behaviour plans for students with specific needs.
    • Collaborate with teachers to integrate behaviour support strategies into the classroom.
  3. Crisis Management:

    • Be prepared to handle crisis situations effectively, maintaining the safety of students and staff.
    • Collaborate with the school's leadership team and other support staff to address critical incidents.
  4. Group Work:

    • Conduct group sessions to address common behavioural issues or social skills development.
    • Foster a sense of community and cooperation among students.
  5. Communication:

    • Regularly communicate with teachers, parents, and other stakeholders regarding students' progress and challenges.
    • Provide feedback on behaviour improvement and celebrate successes.
  6. Data Collection and Monitoring:

    • Keep detailed records of students' behaviour and progress.
    • Use data to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and make adjustments as needed.
  7. Professional Development:

    • Stay informed about the latest research and best practices in behaviour management.
    • Attend relevant workshops and training sessions to enhance your skills.


  1. Positive Reinforcement:

    • Implement a system of positive reinforcement to acknowledge and reward positive behaviours.
    • Create a classroom or school-wide reward system.
  2. Conflict Resolution:

    • Teach conflict resolution and problem-solving skills to students.
    • Facilitate discussions to address conflicts and promote understanding.
  3. Social Skills Training:

    • Conduct social skills groups to enhance students' abilities to interact positively with peers and adults.
    • Use role-playing and other interactive activities to reinforce social skills.
  4. Collaboration with Teachers:

    • Work closely with teachers to create a consistent approach to behaviour management.
    • Provide support in implementing strategies in the classroom.
  5. Family Involvement:

    • Engage with parents and caregivers to create a supportive home environment.
    • Collaborate with families to reinforce positive behaviour at home.
  6. Early Intervention:

    • Identify and address behavioural issues early on to prevent escalation.
    • Implement proactive strategies to create a positive and inclusive classroom environment.
  7. Professional Boundaries:

    • Establish clear professional boundaries while building positive relationships with students.
    • Collaborate with other school staff to ensure a coordinated approach to behaviour support.

Remember that each student is unique, so it's essential to tailor your approach based on individual needs and circumstances. Regularly review and adjust your strategies to ensure their effectiveness.

By registering with Tradewind, we can offer you:
* Great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn vouchers.
* 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
* Top rates of pay

To join us and be successful in this Youth Worker role, we are looking for:
* Experienced Youth Workers or people with experience of working with children and young people
* This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional reference checks - we can assist you with this!
* Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and any employment breaks must be explained
* You must have the legal right to work in the UK
Tradewind are renowned for offering top rates of pay, more CPD than any other agency, great referral bonus and termly networking & social events.

Click 'Apply now' to be considered for this great position as a Behaviour Mentor in Leicester. Or for more information about the role, contact Dominic on 0116 2430299 - We look forward to hearing from you!

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