Behaviour Mentor - Manchester

Tradewind Recruitment
Up to £10,000
11 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Part Time
Do you have previous experience supporting young people with challenging behaviours?

Have you worked in a school, residential home, secure unit or youth centre?

Tradewind are recruiting for a Behaviour Mentor for a full time and long term role starting after February half term in south Manchester.

The role is working as a Behaviour Mentor at a secondary alternative provision in the south Manchester area. You will be supporting young people in small groups or on a 1:1 basis. Your role will primarily to provide behaviour support including managing behaviour in the classroom, corridors and outdoor areas. You will also be required to deliver 1:1 pastoral and behaviour support which will mean closely supporting young people who have Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH) obstacles to learning. You may also need to deal with crisis situations, disclosures, altercations etc.

The provision is rated GOOD by Ofsted and has a great reputation in the local area and beyond. They have strong links with other schools and provisions and outside agencies. They cater for young people aged 11-16 who are outside of mainstream school for a variety or reasons. The centre has numerous sites across the city with great transport links and on site parking. This role will be based in central/south Manchester.

Young people have a range of needs including SEMH and associated difficulties such as ADHD, ODD, autism, attachment disorder and other challenging behaviours. They can often display physical or verbal aggression so any Behaviour Mentor will need to have strong behaviour management skills and need to be resilient to challenging situations and not take things personally. You will need to persevere to make progress with each young person. You will need to act as a trusted adult and positive role model while providing consistent boundaries. Ideally you will be trained in Team Teach de-escalation & positive handling techniques however this is not essential.

By registering with Tradewind Manchester, you will benefit from:

* An honest and friendly team with a wealth of educational experience
* Consultants that will listen to what you want and support you wherever necessary
* Top rates of pay through our attraction of the best education talent
* More training and development than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
* A great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a generous reward
* Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
* Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
* A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
* Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

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