SEMH Teaching Assistant
SEMH Learning Support
Teaching Personnel are supporting multiple provisions across Bristol who are seeking both part-time and full-time teaching assistants to join their teams. These schools caters for primary and secondary students with SEMH needs (social emotional mental health), autism and speech and language needs and has a focus on supporting its students to have a successful future. They have brilliant facilities and specialists available to support them so both pupils are staff feel fully supported, including behaviour workers, psychologists and a range of therapists.
The role of an SEMH teaching assistant involves:
- Working closely with groups or 1:1 to lead activities as guided by the class teacher
- Encouraging and motivating students to support their self-esteem both academically and socially
- Showing patience and support in challenging situations where pupils may be showing difficulty regulating their emotions
- Creating a safe and positive learning environment for everyone
We are looking for candidates who have a passion for supporting young people in their community and ideally have relevant experience in support work/youth work/education. Equally, candidates that have been successful have studied behaviour in psychology/criminology or similar studies to provide them with the knowledge to support vulnerable young people.
If you are interested in learning more about our provisions and how to register for our opportunities, we would love to hear from you!
All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ’s on the Teaching Personnel website 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. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.
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