Behaviour Mentor, SEND Teaching Assistant
South London, South West London
Posted 11 months ago

Behaviour Mentor – September Start – Full-Time – Temp to Perm – £95-£113 per day – South/South-West London


WFW is working closely with several Pupil Referral Units, Alternative Provisions and SEMH schools in South/South-West London that are looking for experienced Behaviour Mentors and Behaviour and Mental Health Teaching Assistants to join their dedicated teams on a long-term or temp to perm basis.

To apply for a role, you must be available on a full-time basis from September ’23 until July ’24. Unfortunately, the schools cannot offer Sponsorship at this time.

  • Are you an experienced Behaviour Mentor, Teaching Assistant or do you have a background in a relevant sector with transferable skills?
  • Are you confident, energetic and passionate about working with young people with challenging behaviours and SEMH needs?
  • Are you considering a career in teaching, or do you want to make a positive difference to young people with complex mental health and behavioural needs?

As a Behaviour Mentor, you will be working with primary or secondary-aged students who require support with challenging behaviour, emotional regulation, mental health and wellbeing, conflict resolution and social skills/peer relationships. You will be responsible for behaviour management and will be a trusted shoulder to lean on and a stable and reliable role model. You will be expected to support inside and outside of the classroom and work closely with the Intervention, Behaviour and Pastoral Teams.


The Ideal Candidate

  • Has experience working in a PRU or AP or in a behaviour/SEMH focused role
  • Has experience working as a Support Worker, Prison Officer or in a similar field with relevant transferable skills
  • Has excellent and confident behaviour management skills
  • Has a well-rounded awareness and understanding of mental health
  • Is energetic, confident and proactive
  • Is resilient and empathetic
  • Is able to relate to the students and build a good rapport whilst maintaining clear boundaries
  • Is able to work effectively and independently on a 1-1 basis and use initiative, as well as follow instructions given by a Manager
  • Is reliable and able to provide good relevant references
  • Has a good understanding of safeguarding
  • Has relevant training such as Team Teach or restraint training (beneficial)
  • Has a relevant degree (beneficial)


Why apply?

  • Competitive pay rates which are reflective of your skills, experience and qualifications
  • Pay increase after 12 weeks
  • Permanent contract opportunities
  • Termly performance and pay reviews
  • Excellent in-house and external training including MAPA training (trauma-informed/de-escalation)
  • Career progression opportunities and teacher training programmes
  • A dedicated and experienced personal consultant to support you with your CV, application, pay negotiation and performance and career progression and advice
  • Access to a personalised well-being platform


If you are interested, please apply today with a full CV and I’ll be in touch to discuss the role further.


Job Features

Job Category

Secondary, SEND


£95-£113 per day

Year group

KS3 / KS4 / KS5 / SEND

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