Behaviour Support Assistant

Trafford, Greater Manchester
GWM 00786_1718637980
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2024
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£85 - £100 per day
  1. Permanent

Behaviour Support Assistant

Trafford, Greater Manchester
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Are you passionate about supporting children from vulnerable & disadvantaged backgrounds?

Are you a natural when it comes to building positive, impactful relationships with teenagers that can be challenging?

Behaviour Support Assistant needed at Secondary Alternative Education Provision in Old Trafford that caters for young people with Social, Emotional or Mental Health difficulties (SEMH).

Our client, a Secondary Alternative Education Provision in the Old Trafford area for students with SEMH needs, is a growing provision looking for experienced people to hit the ground running and start making an impact from the get-go.

The right person for this role will need to be adaptable, resilient and able to persevere with their students through their obstacles and challenges over the long term in order to progress.

Role: Behaviour Support Assistant at Secondary Alternative Education Provision in Old Trafford.
Location: Trafford
Start Date: September 2024
Contract: Temp to perm for the right person.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am-3:30pm.

Pay: Up to £100/day DOE for first 12 weeks.

Equal pay to permanent staff in similar roles from 13th week onward, on a pro-rata daily rate basis.

Paid PAYE via Tradewind. We don't use third party umbrella payroll companies!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide 1:1 academic, emotional & behavioural support to students aged 11-16 with Social, Emotional or Mental Health needs (SEMH) and challenging behaviours.
  • Some of the students are Looked After Children, Non-Attenders or on phased re-integrations to school.
  • Holistic yet flexible approach needed that starts by building strong, honest, transparent and trusting relationships with pupils in order to combat the difficulties they face that include social & emotional needs.
  • Assist in implementing personalised learning plans, tailored to individual students' requirements.
  • Foster a positive, safe and inclusive classroom environment, encouraging students' engagement and emotional well-being.
  • Collaborate closely with teachers, parents, and external professionals to develop effective strategies and interventions.


  • Previous experience supporting children or young adults that display challenging behaviours.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships.
  • Resilient, patient, empathetic and a compassionate approach to support vulnerable learners.
  • Candidates with a background as a Teaching Assistant, Support Worker, Residential Support Worker, Mental Health practitioner, Outeacher Worker, Pastoral Support Worker, Learning Mentor, Learning Support Assistant or Youth Worker will be considered.

Why choose us?

  • Your income matters; we will always seek to get you the highest rate of pay and will provide you with the best possible advice.
  • Your development matters; we offer our people FREE access to over 2,500 online CPD courses, webinars and resources via our partnership with the incredible National College education training provider.
  • Your flexibility matters; we tailor the working week to you - daily supply, long-term contracts and permanent positions available local to you.
  • Your well-being matters; we put people at the heart of everything we do and are proudly a Sunday Times Top 100 employer for 4 years running.
  • We pride ourselves on our exceptional service to our candidates and are proudly an Equal Opportunities Employer.

To join us and be successful in this Behaviour Support Assistant role in Old Trafford, you will need to:

  • Have an enhanced DBS certificate that is on the Update Service (or be happy to apply for a new one)
  • Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable).
  • Minimum of two professional references checks.
  • Provide a CV with full education & work.
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK.
  • Some experience supporting children or young adults with SEMH needs.

How to Apply: Take the first step towards improving the life chances of young people in Trafford by applying to this Behaviour Support Assistant role. You can do this by submitting your CV to, clicking APPLY above or calling Graham on 0161 674 0138.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to be an advocate for students' well-being and growth! Apply now and join our dedicated team at the forefront of educational excellence.

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