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SEMH Support Teaching Assistant

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SEMH (Social, Emotional, Mental Health) Support Teaching Assistant

Salary: £54 - £65 per day

Location: Bodmin

Our Specialist SEN and SEMH branch here at Teaching Personnel are currently working very closely with a well established SEMH school in the Bodmin area who specialise in providing an adapted curriculum for children who have social, emotional and mental health needs. The School are in need of temporary, full time and part time teaching assistants to work with pupils with a variety of needs.

This is a fantastic opportunity for psychology graduates, youth workers, Sports coaches, residential support workers and experienced individuals who are passionate about working with SEN or SEMH children.

Your duties will include:

  • Undertaking tasks set by the class teacher.
  • Supporting children within the class.
  • Building up rapport between yourself and the pupils.
  • Managing the classroom under the direction of the class teacher.
  • Working with small groups of 1-2-1.
  • Working in collaboration with other professionals such and external agencies.

To apply for this position, you will need:

  • Recent experience of working in a Mainstream classroom/or experience of working with children with special educational needs (SEN) in an educational setting.
  • A strong passion to enhance the development of pupils.
  • An approachable and positive attitude.
  • Hold relevant qualifications.
  • Ideally Team Teach Trained. (Not essential)
  • Be confident in working with small groups and 1:1.
  • Hold a current DBS on the update service or willing to take one.

We have links with a number of Schools who have requirements for both short term and long-term cover. This is a great opportunity for Teaching Assistants who are looking to further their professional skills and development or to try a different avenue. We can offer you knowledge and experience in a wide range of SEN settings, which will enable you to further develop and enhance your career goals. In addition to this, your personal consultant is a specialist in this field and will be more than happy to pass on the "tricks of the trade" to ensure you reach your full potential.

If this sounds like the new adventure you are looking for? The please get in touch and ask for Hayley Walker (SEN Team Leader) at your earliest convenience.

T: 01872 250120


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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