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Support Staff (challenging behaviour) - primary schools

Job Description

Support Staff for Primary Schools in St Albans

Do you have a passion for making a positive impact on young lives? Are you skilled at managing challenging behaviour in educational settings? Dunbar Education is seeking dedicated Support Staff to join our team and make a difference in primary schools across St Albans.

Position: Support Staff

Location: St Albans and Surrounding Areas

Contract: Temporary to Permanent

Employer: Dunbar Education

About Us: Dunbar Education is a reputable education agency that prides itself on providing exceptional staffing solutions to schools and educational institutions nationwide. We are dedicated to matching talented individuals with opportunities that align with their skills and passions.

The Role: As a Support Staff member, you will be a crucial part of the school community, working closely with students to provide the support they need to succeed academically, emotionally, and socially. You will have the opportunity to work with students who may exhibit challenging behaviour, making a lasting impact on their educational journey.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one or small group support to students with challenging behaviour.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Implement behaviour management strategies effectively.
  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and other staff to create tailored support plans.
  • Monitor student progress and provide feedback to the teaching team.
  • Uphold the school's policies and procedures.


  • Previous experience working with students displaying challenging behaviour.
  • Strong understanding of behaviour management techniques.
  • Patience, empathy, and the ability to build rapport with students.
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills.
  • Relevant qualifications or certifications in education or behaviour support (desirable).


  • Competitive pay rates based on your experience and qualifications.
  • Opportunity for a temporary-to-permanent contract, allowing you to establish a long-term impact.
  • Professional development and training opportunities.
  • Collaborative and supportive working environment.
  • Gain experience in diverse primary school settings.

How to Apply: If you are passionate about supporting students with challenging behaviour, and you're ready to contribute positively to their educational journey, we encourage you to apply. Please apply with your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and motivation for the role.

Join us in shaping the future of young learners. Apply now to become a valued member of our Support Staff team and make a difference in the lives of students across St Albans.

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