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Have you studied or are studying Psychology and have experience with SEN/ working with children?

Teaching Personnel Thames Valley team are looking for support assistants to work with students with SEMH.

The ideal support assistant for this school needs to have resilience in abundance, humour and the ability to use your initiative in challenging situations that may arise. Key characteristics of the ideal candidate for this school is anyone who has an interest in supporting challenging behaviour, psychology graduates and sports orientated candidates.

  • 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 patience and understanding towards challenging behaviour

Your Responsibilities:

  • Supporting students who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH), whilst they are studying the curriculum. Your attention is to ensure their focus and engagement in class, to motivate their best efforts towards their education. However with their SEMH needs, difficult and challenging behaviour is to be expected, in which case, a candidate who has a calming but firm personality, is able to communicate on an authoritative level respectfully and is patient in trying to understand student behaviour would be ideal for this role.
  • As well as managing their behaviour, you can expect to advise them on how to work through certain problems and issues or help them to communicate their issues in another way other than misbehaving. You will be acting as a role model and guide which they may not have access to in other areas of life.

The Role:

Applicants will be working in and outside of the classroom on a 1:1 and small group basis with pupils.

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

Full time is preferred but part time applicants may still apply.

If interested in applying please 'apply now' below.

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

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel.com/faqs 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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