Behaviour Support Teaching Assistant – Prospero Teaching – Hartlepool

Prospero Teaching

Are you looking for work in the Hartlepool area?

Do you have a passion for working with children with SEMH (social, emotional, mental health needs)?

Are you strong with positive behaviour management?

We are currently looking for a Behaviour Support Assistant to deliver person centred support to individuals who present high levels of complex needs and challenging behaviours associated with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health problems. You will be working in a school and supporting children and young people who need 1:1 support for multiple reasons, such as:

Children in Looked After Care
Speech and language difficulties
Physical and mental health issues, disabilities and learning difficultiesThe candidate must have:

Some experience working with children and young people who display challenging behaviour
Experience of de-escalation training would be advantageous
The school would also consider candidates from youth work backgrounds, or similar roles
Confidence to make decisions
Excellent communication and the ability to build positive relationships with the students
Empathy and understanding
Willingness to enhance skills with professional training and developmentThis is a great opportunity, to help enrich and develop vulnerable young people’s lives. You will be working with an excellent team and joining a fantastic school where you can make a difference, playing a key role in the development of students.


Hold Right to Work in the UK
Hold an enhanced child barred list DBS certificate registered with the online update service or be willing to process a new application
Provide two professional child related references that cover the last two yearsOTHER

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with a copy of your up to date CV. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Prospero Teaching is acting as an employment business/education recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy. The successful candidate will be required to register and have passed all safeguarding/vetting checks with Prospero Teaching in order to fill this vacancy. Any adult working with children and vulnerable young people are responsible for safeguarding and protecting the welfare of the children and young people.

Prospero Teaching is able to offer the successful candidate:

Free, accredited continued professional development courses including safeguarding and behaviour management
In-house Training and Development Team

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