Positive Behaviour Support

Posted 22 April 2024
Salary £13.20 - £14.60 per hour
Job type Long Term Temporary
Discipline S.E.N.D
Contact NameKatie Suddards

Job description


Location: Pontefract and Wakefield area

Start date: Immediate

Contract Type: Long term with the view to go permanent for the right candidate.

Job type: full/part time

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Salary: £13.20 to £14.60 per hour depending on experience

Leader Education is currently recruiting for multiple Positive Behaviour Support Workers for a SEMH school in Pontefract.

This alternative provision supports secondary school students who have been identified as having Social, Emotional and Mental health (SEMH) needs and the associated challenging behaviours. The school strives to meet or exceed the objectives set out in the students' individual Education and Health Care Plan. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working with children or adults with SEMH/challenging behaviours in a professional setting.

The job:

  • Provide support to students with SEND needs in a small group or 1:1 setting
  • Understand and follow individual health and care plans
  • To take direction and assist the class teacher
  • Help and allow students develop their own voice
  • Ensure the best quality of education for each pupil
  • Provide a safe, stimulating, happy and friendly environment
  • Engage with the students throughout their learning whilst in the classroom
  • Create and maintain supportive and calming relationships with the students
  • Liaising with SENCO and the designated safeguarding lead to promote positive outcomes.


  • Have experience of working with children/students with SEMH needs
  • Are knowledgeable, dedicated, and passionate
  • Are understanding and have empathy
  • Have a passion for teaching and learning
  • Ability to make learning enjoyable and fun
  • Ideally Team Teach trained but not essential - free training is available
  • Are motivated and enthusiastic
  • Have great communication skills
  • Have a fun but firm presence.

Leader Education can offer:

  • Competitive pay rates: £85 - £95 per day (£13.20 to £14.40 per hour)
  • Refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme: £100 per referral (terms apply)
  • Free CPD including Team Teach
  • A dedicated consultant to answer any queries and for ongoing support
  • Potential permanent contract after a qualifying period
  • Staff socials

This is a long term contract with a strong possibility of becoming a permanent contract.

If you have the above skills and believe you are a great match for the role, please apply now.

Leader Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, all applicants must go through a thorough vetting procedure, including enhanced DBS and reference checks.