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IMMEDIATE START: Learning Mentor / Teaching Assistant - Exeter

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Job description


Teaching Personnel are recruiting teaching assistants for a school which provides education and support services throughout the community to support pupils to access education in schools, community centres, medical facilities or their own homes.

The successful candidate should have experience of working with young people who suffer from mental health complications. They will be professional in their approach, organised in their working and have lots of patience. Additional interests in creative arts/therapies would also be an advantage.

If you have high levels of emotional intelligence and resilience with an understanding of how to manage young people with complex needs and the desire to help make a difference to young people's lives then we would like to hear from you


Support for students in accessing learning activities in a variety of settings, including vocational placements, as directed by Teacher/Senior Staff to include:

  • Support and encourage students to engage in learning activities, and promote good behaviour.
  • Assist with the supervision of students during off-site activities, including training placements.
  • Be aware of, and comply with Policies and Procedures relating to: - Child Protection; Health & Safety; Security; and Confidentiality - reporting all concerns to the designated person/s.
  • Be aware of, and support difference, and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Provide support for the preparation of, and undertaking of examinations
  • Be an effective role model for the standards of behaviour expected of students
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals, and maintain positive working relationships
  • Attend relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training, learning activities, performance development, and maintain record of own professional development

Experience & Job Knowledge


  • Experience of supporting young people with behavioural & learning difficulties
  • Experience of supporting with the supervision of young people during off-site activities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within school community teams, and wider community teams
  • Ability to produce clear and accurate reports
  • Ability to follow instructions, and to use initiative to work with young people in a variety of outreach placements, including Food & Nutrition, P.E./Outdoor Education, and Vocational placements
  • Ability to work within corporate policies. Awareness of Equal Opportunities and Health & Safety, Child Protection Procedures and Safeguarding & Welfare
  • Ability to maintain good discipline and challenge negative behaviour
  • GCSE English and Maths (A*-C) or Adult Literacy & Numeracy Level 2 equivalent
  • Level 3 qualification in working with children or young people
  • Ability to visit and provide support in all ACE Bases
  • Participate in off-site and in-house extra-curricular programmes
  • Full driving licence and access to a car

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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