at Chalk Education
Location Rhyl, United Kingdom
Date Posted April 24, 2023
Category Secondary
Job Type Full-time
Work Hours 8:30-3:30

Job Description

Do you have experience in Fostering, Child Social Care or Alternative Provisions?

We have a full-time role for a Child Support Worker to support children with social emotional, mental health difficulties at a school in Rhyl.


Job Description

Chalk has a rewarding opportunity for a full-time Child Support Worker to support looked after children within a small alternative classroom in a mainstream school.

You will be working in a school that caters for children aged 5-16 who cannot thrive in a mainstream educational setting because of their social, emotional, or mental health difficulties. Children attending this alternative provision have previously had a negative experience within their education and can display challenging behaviours.

The school offers children a chance at receiving a formal education. As a teaching assistant you will be prepared to make a positive contribution to children’s learning, supporting them to re-engage with their education, by making lessons fun and interesting. You will need to show resilience, be calm and empathetic with an ability to use de-escalation techniques and to always re-enforce good behaviour positively.

Alongside the staff you will be responsible for safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people.

Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am-3:30pm.


To be considered for this role you will need:

  • Have experience of working with children
  • Experience with challenging behaviour
  • De-escalation training would be an advantage.
  • A mentor or role model to students
  • A caring, positive, and flexible approach
  • Experience within Fostering, Youth Offending,
  • Or experience in a PRU settings, School or Prisons


Additional requirements:

  • References confirming suitability for role
  • Commitment to Safeguarding
  • Enhanced DBS certificate registered on the update service or willing to apply
  • Registered with EWC or willing to apply
  • Eligibility to work in the UK



  • Support from dedicated and knowledgeable specialist consultants
  • Continual professional development through online training
  • Competitive pay rates related to your experience.
  • Opportunities within a range of schools and provisions
  • Refer a friend bonus with £150 in vouchers.
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