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Behaviour Support Assistant (SEMH) - Thurrock

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Job description

Are you looking to work within Challenging Behaviour Schools? Yes? Then I have an ideal role for you!

About the school

Our client school is an independent special school that offers access to teaching for boys and girls aged 11 to 19 who have difficulty learning as a result of challenging behaviours such as emotional, behavioural and social difficulties (SEMH), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Aspergers Syndrome. The school is based in Thurrock, Essex.

They help develop young people's emotional well-being and social skills. The aim is to develop students to be effective learners so they are able to cope better with the things they find challenging. As a school, they do this through a focus on establishing positive and healthy relationships, emotional well-being and developing social skills.

This specialist SEN school offers support to students in mainstream schools who are experiencing difficulties and are at risk of exclusion, offering a curriculum that includes;

  • real life experiences - field work and other outdoor learning opportunities
  • physical, drama and art therapeutic approaches to learning
  • resilience and character building through service to the community
  • learning through head, heart and hands experiences

Ideal Candidate:

Worried you have little experience in supporting challenging behaviour - do not panic! Some of the best candidates within this school have little if no experience in this field. However, their outgoing personality has enabled them to fully flourish within this role. If you do not already have experience working in a setting such as this then Sports & Psychology graduates are also ideal for this school along with candidates who have experience in youth work!

If you live in (or can travel to) Thurrock, are proactive, empathetic, engaging and creative then this could be the perfect next role for you! Should you require any additional information regarding SEMH or indeed to apply for the position, please contact your SEN specialist in the Chelmsford office, Stacey Clark, on 01245 206760 or apply via the links provided.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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