Behaviour Support Assistant

Job Description


We wish to employ three full time experienced Behaviour Assistants, to work with pupils experiencing social and emotional difficulties in school and who may be at risk of exclusion. The posts are term time only and will cover towards the North and East of the county, however, could be redirected elsewhere if needed.


The Behaviour Support Service is a welcoming team of Teachers and Support Assistants who work in Primary schools across Wiltshire. The team advises and provides training for Primary school staff to enable them to manage the emotional needs of pupils and also works directly with children within the school to help them to manage their behaviour.

About the role

This challenging and rewarding role will include direct support to individual pupils and small groups, supporting pupils in alternative provision, building positive working relationships with schools, parent/carers and supporting reintegration to schools.

You will be part of a team of behaviour support staff and managed by a Behaviour Support Teacher who has oversight of the work taking place.  You will be supported as part of a team but most of the day to day work will be the responsibility of the individual.

About you

The successful candidate will need to be adaptable, resourceful and able to work alone and as part of a team. You will have previously successfully worked with children with social and emotional difficulties working within a solution focused approach to creatively encourage children to reach their full potential.

You will also have experience working previously with pupils who display behaviour difficulties including those with specific needs eg ASD, attachment issues, ADHD developing resources, support, interventions and strategies to enable children to be successful.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 23rd September.

Unless otherwise indicated, all interviews are held virtually on Microsoft Teams or by phone where this is not possible. Candidates will be sent a link before interview to download the Teams App

Find out more and apply

For more information, please contact Teresa Mcllroy - Safeguarding and Inclusion Advisor -

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as Our Identity

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion.

The council is a Disability Confident Employer which means we are committed to employing people with disabilities and supporting them throughout their employment with us.

EPIC Values

All candidates are assessed against the councils Our Identity (available below). Half of all questions during the interview will be based around these.

Click here to view Our Identity