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HLTA needed in Kingston

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Job description

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role with stability and career progression?
Interested in supporting young people with social and emotional difficulties…
We are looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant; to support students aged 11 - 18 with behavioural, social and emotional mental health. The service focuses heavily on educational support with behaviour support incorporated throughout on all levels.

You will be working within an education service, that aims to support schools in developing sustainable inclusion strategies and practices, as well as offering advice and guidance to schools about children with challenging behaviour and social and emotional difficulties which impact on behaviour for learning. A key focus of the service is to ensure that all agencies are communicating effectively and working together. Their work revolves around creating knowledge and capacity within schools and empowering them to understand and utilise best inclusion practice. As well as accepting referral about individual students, they also focuse on the upskilling and training of school staff.

The job role - Secondary HLTA

Responsible to: Head of the Education Inclusion Support Service (EISS)

Principle Responsibility:

To assist the Inclusion Service in providing appropriate support interventions to Secondary pupils with additional needs, usually within the mainstream school setting. This responsibility may also sometimes involve supporting the Primary Support Team with pupils who require individual learning programmes and includes transition of pupils to Key Stage 3 or specialist provision.

If you have experience or feel confident in at least 2 of the following bullet points please also get in touch.

  • Criminology
  • Youth/Community work experience
  • SEN experience
  • Residential support/care worker
  • Sports coaching
  • Team Teach
  • Youth Offending Services
  • Supporting NEET's
  • Challenging behaviour within family
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching/Learning support Assistance


  • Must be able to travel to Kingston.
  • Must be able to work Monday - Friday (8:30 -4pm) during school term time.
  • Experience as a learning mentor, learning support assistant and/or intervention teaching assistant is ideal
  • Interest in supporting young people with challenging behaviour and/or mental health issues
  • Qualifications/Degree in Social Work, Psychology and/or Sociology is beneficial
  • Team Teach de-escalation training is highly beneficial (offered at a subsidised rate through Teaching Personnel).

To be considered for this role, please send an up to date CV or alternatively please call Fatima on the contact details 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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