Behaviour Mentor

Location Exeter
Discipline: 1:1 SEN
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £75 to £90
Contact name: Alex Moore

Contact email: alex@opus-abc.uk
Job ref: 52202
Published: 12 days ago
Startdate: 01/08/2022

Behaviour Support Mentor

*Full Time*

*Monday – Friday*

*8.30 – 3.30*

A SEN school in Exeter are looking for Behaviour Support Mentors to work as a 1:1 with a young person with complex Autism (ASD). The learner requires 2:1 support to manager their behaviour as they display challenging behaviour throughout the school day. The Behaviour Support Mentor must have experience managing challenging behaviour and be able to reduce it confidently and effectively. The school also requires the behaviour support mentor to have experience supporting someone with complex ASD, (this could be working or personal experience) to fully understand the learners needs and triggers.

The Behaviour Support Mentor will be working in a team within the classroom with other support staff and a teacher to help learning. The school day is very structured with a mixture of short lessons and outside activities, the schools uses the alternative curriculum which focuses largely on sensory based activities so students may be taking part in sensory cooking, water play, games, and prompting independence. In some cases the behaviour support mentor will be expected to help students in the wider class with personal care if needed so the Behaviour Support Mentor must be comfortable with nappy changing, pad changing and toileting.

The school caters to students aged 3-19; supporting students into further education whether this be collage or residential care. The Behaviour Support Mentor will be working in the secondary phase of the school with the student working between KS2-3 level.

To be successful in the role the Behaviour Support Mentor must obtain:

Enhanced DBS certificate (child and adult type)

Register the DBS with the update service

Provide 2 x References

Complete Level 2 safeguarding course through Opus

For those with experience supporting complex ASD looking for a better work life balance, this position is ideal. Please apply with a full and up-to-date CV and we will be in contact soon if you have been shortlisted.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK.

All applicants must have a full UK driving licence and access to their own vehicle.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education'. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.