My Shortlist

Your shortlisted jobs will appear here. To view your shortlist: Login Or Register

More Jobs Like This
Date Added: Sun 13/12/2020

Behaviour Mentor

Cwmbran, UK
Add To Shortlist Apply Now

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: £300 - £350 / weekly

Are you wishing to pursue a career working with young people who display challenging behaviour?

Do you have previous experience working with children and young people in educational or Youth Group settings?

Teaching Personnel are recruiting for a number of Behaviour Support Assistants, or "Behaviour Buddy'" to join our team in January  In the role as a Behaviour Buddy you will be supporting a young person on a 1:1 basis who displays challenging behaviour.

About the role:

Working as a Behaviour Support Assistant you will be placed within a Secondary School in the Newport area. 

This schools we work with are looking for a committed and successful Teaching Assistant to join their motivated team. The school provides bespoke, child-centred, high quality education programmes, which aim to ensure that all the students individual educational needs are met.  You will have access to CPD training to help develop your skills.

There are both full time and part time roles available. 

January start date

£300 - £350 weekly pay-   We only pay PAYE, we do not work with umbrella companies so there are no umbrella fees for you!

The role of Behaviour Support Assistant will incorporate delivering short intervention strategies in meetings to improve behaviour whilst implementing the schools behaviour policy and monitoring progress.  

You will work directly with the schools Additional Educational Needs Co-ordinator and the class teachers to ensure all pupils are able to access learning and display positive behaviour.

The main duties within this role will be to help inspire and increase the confidence of the pupils within the classroom environment; students will be studying KS3 curriculum, with an increased focus on the core subjects and catch up sessions from the previous academic year. You will need to be able to engage young people, you need to be able to increase motivation to education and show pupils the value of education. Your main duties will be helping to remove barriers to learning to help promote education with the pupils you work with. 

This role is ideal for anyone looking to apply for a PGCE as it will give you the perfect opportunity to learn a range of behaviour management skills!

What makes a good "Behaviour Buddy"?

The successful Behaviour Buddy will be able to build relationships quickly and have a none judgemental mindset.

To be considered for this position you must have some experience (personal or professional) in dealing with challenging behaviours - this may be with children or adults in a challenging setting.

This role can be challenging however it's a very rewarding role for the right Behaviour Buddy who wants to make a difference in young learner's lives!

Past successful applicants for a Behaviour Buddy role have included:

  • Psychology Graduate
  • Sports Graduate
  • Experienced Teaching Assistants
  • Ex Police
  • Foster Carer

What you'll need to succeed:

-A strong academic background or alternatively a strong track record of working with young people or secondary school children

- An engaging and positive individual who is able to interact with secondary aged children with a range of additional needs

- The ability to provide support children who are of varying learning abilities

-Ability to think on your feet, good negotiation skills are imperative in this role


  • DBS on the update service - Teaching Personnel can help you apply for this if needed
  • EWC registered
  • You mu
Apply Now