Behavioural Support Worker

Location : Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Job Ref : AR5
Consultant : Alex Reeves
Sector : Education
Salary : £18,795 - 21,589 per year


AR5 – Behavioural Support Worker

Location: Portsmouth

Contract: Temporary fixed term contract until July 22nd 2020 (Term Time)

Salary: £18,795 – £21,589 per annum (on a pro rata basis)

This is a great opportunity for the right individual to play a part in the development of young people. You will be responsible for monitoring the school to prevent internal truancy and overseeing+ a 2-hour catch up session each day after school hours in line with school behavioural procedures.

The successful candidate will support and monitor students in order to help them achieve good academic progress and allow them to work in a positive learning environment.

This role would suit an ex-military candidate with an instructional background but all candidates will be given consideration. This position does not require candidates to have Qualified Teacher Status.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To facilitate safe and timely movement of pupils around the school
  • To ensure pupils attend all lessons and arrive on time
  • To assist other members of staff in ensuring pupils remain in lessons, or where necessary remove them from lessons
  • To patrol the school site and ensure pupil safety and security at all times
  • To carry out before and after school supervision
  • To supervise the entry and exit of pupils from the site
  • To alert the Premises Manager to problems of rubbish or spillage and/or issues around the site
  • To encourage pupils to participate in extracurricular activities in the school
  • To liaise with other members of staff with reference to pupils and any difficulties
  • To improve the attendance rates of pupils within the academy
  • To improve the punctuality of pupils, specifically in relation to prompt arrival at lessons
  • To improve the overall behaviour of academy pupils
  • To undertake various other responsibilities as directed by the Principal
  • To undertake cover for lessons as and when required


  • GCSE English and Maths, or equivalent
  • Must have experience leading and motivating young people

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • The ability to communicate effectively
  • Evidence of improving standards of behaviour
  • Demonstrable evidence of working with individuals with challenging behaviour
  • The ability to modify and adapt behaviour and approaches when dealing with challenging students or situations
  • The ability to work in a team
  • The ability to use your own initiative
  • The ability to sustain positive working relationships with all stakeholders


  • Genuine passion for and a belief in the potential of every pupil
  • A robust awareness of keeping children safe, noticing safeguarding and welfare concerns, and you understand how and when to take appropriate action
  • Belief that every student should have access to an excellent education regardless of background
  • Professional outlook, detailed orientated and able to multitask and meet deadlines
  • A team player that can work collaboratively as well as using own initiative
  • Resilient, calm and professional under pressure
  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality and discretion
  • Flexible attitude towards work and demonstrates sound judgement
  • This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Location: Portsmouth

Contract: Temporary fixed term contract until July 22nd 2020 (Term Time)

: £18,795 – £21,589 per annum (on a pro rata basis)

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