Behaviour Support Worker
Post Title: Behaviour Support Worker Pay Scale & Salary details: B1-B3 Permanent/Temporary: Permanent, 32.5 hours a week, Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 3:30pm with a 30-minute lunch break. This post is term time only plus 5 days. Post available from: November 2019 Are you looking to work in a challenging, yet rewarding setting? Do you have the patience and understanding to work with hard-to-reach and vulnerable young children? Can you motivate and support individuals in need of supportive role models? We are looking to appoint a confident, self-motivated person to join our school. The role of the successful behaviour support worker will be to assist the class teacher with the lessons, keeping the students engaged and motivated. Due to the student's sensitive background and needs, the successful applicant will have experience working with vulnerable children or adults and be confident de-escalating children in emotional and behavioural crisis. Your role will include: Establishing constructive relationships with students, Support class teacher and other staff to maintain a positive working environment, Looking after children's physical, emotional and social welfare, Recognising signs of distress in children, offering reassurance and de-escalating the situation to the best of your ability, To maintain a record and provide regular feedback about pupils to the teachers and/or SENCO in order to best track pupil progress, Assist the school in communicating with parent and carers. The successful applicant will: * Be confident, passionate and highly motivated * The ability to model and deliver high standards of learning support * The ability to work positively and effectively under pressure, taking note of, and acting on, all issues relating to the wellbeing and safeguarding of children * Previous experience of working within a PRU/SEN setting or challenging behaviour setting is desirable. * Commitment to and passion for working with vulnerable children * The ability to manage confrontational and challenging behaviour * Able to work with learners with various learning difficulties * Team teach certification preferable but not essential Mill Field Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are made subject to subject to an Enhanced DBS or a current DBS if you have subscribed to the update service. For further details please contact Kim Hurrell on and please return completed application forms to: Closing date: 26th September 2019 We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.