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Mental Health Support Assistant

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Teaching Assistant Tameside (M34)

  • Teaching Assistant Tameside (M34)
  • Full time fixed contract with Immediate start
  • Basic hourly rate of GBP9.50

Teaching Personnel are the Nation’s leading education agency and work with a number of specialist provisions in the UK. We are currently supporting recruitment for an SEMH School in Tameside (M34) who are looking for Teaching Assistants to support students who are coping with Mental Health issues and meet social and emotional challenges, meaning that they do not currently access mainstream education.
The school are looking for Teaching Assistants who can provide support within class or intervention sessions, who is resilient and understanding of challenging behaviour but can provide a supportive and nurturing environment regardless.  

You should ideally have worked in a child workforce based environment, with experience in mental health or special needs and have at least a basic working knowledge of core subject areas such as Maths, English and Science. You must be qualified at grade A-C GCSE in these subjects.

In your role you will support KS2 and KS3 age students with diagnosed or suspected mental health issues, social and emotional needs and sometimes associated learning difficulties. The school is looking for a Teaching Assistant who can build rapport with students and help them to build their confidence in themselves and their abilities to achieve. Patience, Understanding and Enthusiasm is needed by the bucket load!

The school located in Tameside (M34) and continues to meet safeguarding priorities which is essential to be upheld by any new member of staff lucky enough to join the team! The staff aim to create a positive environment where all involved feel comfortable, happy and supported.

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Full time fixed contract with Immediate start
  • Basic hourly rate of GBP9.50
  • Relevant experience required

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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.

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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