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Challenging Behaviour Assistant (SEN setting)

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of the next generation? Do you have the skills and dedication to support children and young people with challenging behaviour? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Behaviour Support Assistant to join a fantastic team in an SEN setting. As a Challenging Behaviour Assistant, you will play a vital role in providing essential support to young people with additional needs, helping them to achieve their full potential and thrive in a safe and supportive environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting Young People. Provide 1-2-1 and group support to children and young people with challenging behaviour in an SEN setting.
  • Behaviour Management. Implement behaviour management strategies and interventions to promote positive behaviour and reduce challenging behaviour.
  • Individualised Support. Tailor support plans to meet the unique needs of each young person, ensuring their physical and emotional well-being.
  • Collaboration. Work closely with SEN Teachers, Therapists, and other professionals to create a holistic support network for each student.
  • Progress Tracking. Monitor and record the progress and achievements of the young people you support.
  • Crisis Intervention. Assist in de-escalating crisis situations and ensure the safety of all students and staff.
  • Communication. Maintain open and effective communication with parents and guardians regarding student progress and any concerns.


  • Experience in supporting children and young people with additional needs in a professional setting
  • Knowledge of behaviour management techniques and strategies
  • Patience, empathy, and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of students
  • A relevant qualification would be advantageous.

To apply for the position of Challenging Behaviour Assistant, please submit your up-to-date CV and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and why you are interested in the role.