Behaviour Support Assistant

Manchester, Greater Manchester
GWM 00776_1717427332
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2024
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£85 - £95 per day
  1. Long-term

Behaviour Support Assistant

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Tradewind are recruiting!

Behaviour Support Assistant needed in the Manchester area.

Are you a passionate about supporting teenagers from vulnerable backgrounds?

Are you able to deal with challenging situations and behaviours?

Do you want to learn new skills while working in a supportive & inclusive environment and taking the next step forward in your career?

If so, then this role is for you!

Role Overview:

  • Start ASAP!
  • Full time & long term.
  • Hours are 8:30am-3:45pm
  • Temporary-to-permanent for the right person.
  • Great pay up to £90/day.
  • Supporting secondary aged pupils in small groups with Social, Emotional or Mental Health needs (SEMH).
  • Based at a secondary school in the Manchester area catering for young people aged 11-16 that struggle within mainstream settings and have an EHCP for Social, Emotional or Mental Health needs (SEMH).

As a Behaviour Support Assistant at this SEMH school in the Manchester area you will play a vital role in supporting teaching and learning but also emotional and mental health needs. This secondary SEMH school specialises in catering for children who may face challenges related to social, emotional or mental health difficulties and vulnerable backgrounds. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing support on a one-to-one basis or in small groups
  • Assisting students with literacy, numeracy, and general subject knowledge
  • Supporting individuals with social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties
  • Assisting those with mental health needs and anxiety
  • Provide holistic support based around social, emotional, behavioural, physical, mental & academic progress.
  • Collaborating with the SEN team, senior leaders, heads of departments, parents and carers, social workers, and other professionals in the child's multidisciplinary team


To succeed in this Behaviour Support Assistant role, you must:

  • Have the legal right to work in the UK.
  • Provide a CV with a full history.
  • Have a DBS on the Update Service (or be prepared to get a new one).
  • Min of two professional references.
  • Overseas Police Checks (if applicable).
  • Some experience supporting teenagers or young adults with challenging behaviour or mental health needs.

  • Candidates with experience as a Secondary Teaching Assistant, Youth Worker, Residential Support Worker, Sports Coach, Pastoral Support Worker, Learning Support Assistant, Learning Mentor, Behaviour Mentor, Youth Worker, Youth Justice or other role within Alternative Provision could be ideal for this opportunity.

Benefits of working via Tradewind:

  • Top rates of pay, as we attract the best education talent
  • Access to more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency including over 2,500 FREE courses with The National College.
  • A generous referral scheme to earn rewards for recommending friends
  • Full interview preparation and assistance to boost your confidence and chances of success
  • Ongoing support throughout your placement
  • User-friendly Online Portal for easy timesheet management and availability updates
  • Free social and networking events to connect with peers and consultants

To be considered for this exciting Behaviour Support Assistant position in the Manchester area or to learn more about other opportunities in the area, please contact Graham in our Manchester office at 0161 674 0138, email or click APPLY above.

Join Tradewind and embark on a rewarding career journey today!

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