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Behavioural Support Assistant

Job description

We are looking for Support Assistants to work in SEN (Special Education Needs) and SEMH (Social Emotional and Mental Health) schools in North Hampshire!

The Ideal TA:

You will need to have resilience in abundance, humour & the ability to use your initiative in challenging situations that may arise. Key characteristics of the ideal Teaching Assistant for this role is anyone who has an interest in supporting challenging behaviour within an alternative provision, psychology graduates and sports orientated candidates.

The Learning Support Assistant will be required to work with pupils on a 1:1 basis as well as in small groups. Tasks will include:

  • Delivering tailored learning activities prepared by the teacher
  • Supporting the social and emotional development of students, raising any concerns as per the school’s policy and protocols
  • Ensuring that all pupils can engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity
  • Display patience, understanding and commitment
  • Show resilience towards challenging behaviour

What you need to know about the school:

Our schools support young pupils to develop their emotional wellbeing and social skills in addition to their learning and development.  As a Support Assistant, you will support schools to develop students to cope better with the things they find challenging, whether this is during their school day or at home.  The successful Support assistant will help establish positive and healthy relationships, emotional wellbeing and developing social skills. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is fancying a change in career or if you have a keen interest in behaviour and/or psychology. 

The Role:

Applicants will be working in a classroom supporting class Teachers and fellow support workers in all aspects, including but not limited to assisting with delivering lessons, cleaning up, lunch duty, class activities, managing behaviours.

The role will run between 8:30 - 15:30, Monday - Friday.

If you are interested in finding out more, or would like to apply for this role, please apply by sending your CV to

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. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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