Behaviour Support Assistant


We are seeking dedicated and compassionate Behaviour Support Assistants for Special Needs Schools in Burton-On-Trent. You will play a crucial role in providing assistance and support to individuals with special needs and challenging behaviour. This is a rewarding opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others and contribute to their personal growth and development. Your primary responsibility will be to assist and mentor students in their academic, social, and personal development.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others and have the necessary qualifications, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your application along with your CV for consideration.


  • Create and implement personalised plans to help individuals achieve their goals.
  • Assist with academic tutoring and homework help.
  • Develop and implement behaviour management strategies.
  • Collaborate with parents, teachers, and other professionals to ensure the success of the individual.
  • Provide educational support and guidance to individuals with special needs.
  • Monitor progress and provide regular feedback to individuals and their families.
  • Collaborate with other team members to ensure a supportive and inclusive environment.
  • Help individuals develop social skills, independence, and self-care abilities.
  • Monitor progress and document observations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field preferred.
  • Experience working with individuals with special needs, particularly those on the autism spectrum.
  • Knowledge of special education principles and practices.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and engage with individuals of all ages.Patience, empathy, and understanding towards individuals with special needs.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to effectively manage behaviour and create a positive learning environment.
  • Patience, empathy, and the ability to build rapport with individuals.
  • Knowledge of child development principles and best practices.
  • Ability to adapt teaching strategies to meet the unique needs of each individual.
  • Have high expectations of pupils’ achievements and a commitment to excellent standards
  • Work well as part of a team.
  • Be enthusiastic, energetic and committed to making learning exciting.
  • Have excellent communication skills with children and adults.
  • You must be able to apply for an Enhanced DBS or have a DBS certificate on the update service.You will:
  • Provide 1:1 and small group support via reflective and restorative practice.
  • Keep written records of individual students, log communication and update risk assessments as appropriate.
  • Ensure each student receives support to discuss their emotional and social behaviour progress.
  • Track the behavioural progress of students using the available data and monitor the impact of interventions, sharing this with the SENDCo and/or other relevant professionals.
  • Work with teachers, support staff, families, and external agencies to develop a solution focused approach enabling learners to regulate their behaviour and make good progress.
  • Establish positive relationships with students and interact with them according to individual needs.
  • Assist with the development, implementation and review of Individual Behaviour Plans and Risk Assessments for a designated group of students.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students.
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
  • Support students to develop resilience and independence, both learning in lessons and forming positive relationships with peers and staff.
  • Promote good student behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage students to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality, and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Recognise and challenge any incidents of racism, bullying, harassment, victimisation, and any form of abuse of equal opportunities, ensuring compliance with relevant school policies and procedures and making sure the individual/s involved understand it is unacceptable.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime when required.
  • Accompany other staff and students on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.

NOW Education are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS check.

Now Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, or sexual orientation.

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