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Job description

Teaching Personnel is working closely with a behaviour school / Pupil Referral Unit in Wandsworth that is looking for 4 SEMH experienced Teaching Assistants /Behaviour Support staff, to start immediately. The school supports approximately 10 classes of 6-8 pupils that are very vulnerable and often display challenging behaviour. You will work closely with your colleagues to produce tailored action plans for students across Key Stages 1,2,3 and 4 taking an active role in implementing a specialised and tailored programme that positively encourages learners to overcome educational and social barriers, improve their skills and ultimately gain recognised qualifications.

This role is full time, from 8:30am – 4pm, Monday to Friday. You must be available immediately and have a DBS on the update service to be considered (please call us to find out more on how you can apply for a Child Workforce DBS).

As a Teaching Assistant /Behaviour Support, you will have strong interpersonal skills in order to communicate with families, carers and a multidisciplinary team of teaching staff, social workers and educational psychologists. You will be organised, patient and confident, with a comprehensive understanding of the key issues currently affecting the young people.

If the following applies to you then please apply for the role:

  • Experienced Youth or Community Support Worker.
  • Working knowledge of meeting the emotional, social and mental health of young people.
  • Degree in Child studies, Psychology, Youth Work, Sports Science, Art and Design and Music
  • Desire to take a supporting role in alternative education setting.

Relevant training, such as Team Teach, First Aid, Health & Safety in Education, Mental Health & Well being in Children and Young People, are all desirable for a Teaching Assistant/Behaviour Support, but not essential. Teaching Personnel do encourage our staff to complete training courses, therefore we do offer opportunities for courses either for free or at a highly subsidised rate. If this is something that interests you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

As a registered member of Teaching Personnel, you will be entitled to the following candidate benefits:

  • Weekly Pay through PAYE
  • Opportunities for a pay rise
  • Access to regular training and CPD courses in your local area
  • Dedicated Personal Consultant
  • Loyalty Rewards Scheme

We are currently working with numerous vacancies at this school and other schools in the area so if this position is not quite for you please do send us your CV to discuss other opportunities more suitable to your experience and requirements.

**Teaching Personnel offer a ‘Refer a friend scheme’ – offering a reward of GBP50 for every successful referral (subject to terms and conditions. If you know of somebody who is keen to start working with SEN schools and provisions, give us a call on 02075933070 to find out more.

To apply for this position, please include in your application an updated CV and a brief description of your experience working with children to Fatima.

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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