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SEMH Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Teaching Personnel are currently working alongside a primary school in Leicestershire (LE3) to recruit a SEN teaching assistant to work on a 1:1 basis with children experiencing Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) problems. The successful candidate will work on a full time basis, commencing January 2020. 

Throughout your role as a SEMH teaching assistant you will be working with children in Key Stages 1 and 2, to help engage and assist in their learning and classroom experience. You will be working with children and young people who display challenging behaviour such as:

  • Exclusion
  • Anxiety
  • Speech and language difficulties
  • A disengagement with the classroom and learning
  • Withdrawn attitudes
  • Frustrated, angry and aggressive tempers
  • Truancy

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must have some experience working with children and young people who have demonstrated difficult behaviours and SEMH. As well as this, de-escalation training would be advantageous and the school would also consider a candidate with youth work backgrounds, or similar roles.

The successful candidate will benefit from a Team-Teach qualification, which can be offered by Teaching Personnel in an upcoming training course, should you not already be trained.

If you are interested by this role, please call Rachel on 0116 201 4494 or email your cv  for a confidential chat to learn more.

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.


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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