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SEMH Teaching Assistant

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Are you passionate about supporting young people who have mental health needs? If so we need you!

We are looking for teaching assistants who have knowledge of supporting young people who have mental health needs. Following so much time out of school young people will be returning to school in need of additional support, so we need your expertise to support this. Knowledge of supporting challenging behaviours will also be beneficial.

You will be supporting primary aged pupils within a mainstream primary setting, many of who have often had social and emotional and mental health needs. This is a full time position with the opportunity to be a permanent role for the right person. 

You will have the opportunity to complete the following CPD before starting:

  1. Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People
  2. Managing Classroom Behaviour
  3. Mindfulness
  4. Promoting Positive Behaviour
  5. Safeguarding
  6. Prevent Duty

You will need to be:

  • Fun and creative
  • Happy to get involved in creative subjects such as arts and PE
  • An excellent communicator
  • Someone who can think outside of the box
  • Have a resilient personality

Responsibilities of the role involve:

  • Supporting primary aged pupils who have social emotional and mental health needs and sometimes also have special educational needs
  • Helping pupils catch up with their education, many pupils have missed a lot of school in the past (and lots recently due to COVID-19)
  • Supporting pupils on a 1-1 basis where necessary
  • Creating a positive environment for children and staff
  • Managing challenging behaviours of pupils
  • Working alongside other staff to achieve the best outcomes for pupils

Ideally you will have experience supporting children or adults with SEN or Mental Health Needs. 

If you would like to discuss this vacancy or any other positions we are currently recruiting for please call Holly at our Hounslow Primary Branch on 0208 616 9893.

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. 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 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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