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SEMH Teaching Assistant

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Behaviour Support Worker:

Teaching Personnel are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join a busy and committed team of staff for a school based in the South West of Cornwall. Your role will be to work mainly on a 1:1 basis with children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH). You will work both inside of the classroom as well as off the school’s site and support the child with both their day to day learning and their social development with their peers. Working closely with parents and teachers, you will effectively identify each child’s needs as well as be able to set in place a plan of how to help them achieve their targets both daily and throughout each term. Training can be provided, either by the school or Teaching personnel. Teaching Personnel can offer you CPD training at discounted rates as well as FREE Safeguarding and Prevent training.

Our client offers a nurturing, safe and non-judgemental space for children who display challenging behaviour. These pupils might be LAC (Looked After Children) or from a disadvantaged background so we need someone who is empathetic and passionate about having a positive affect and contribution to their education and lives. The school is based in Cornwall and is a specialist provision for students that have been excluded from mainstream education. It offers support in academic and vocational subjects, identifying the strengths of the students and working with them to help them to become independent and employable.

This role would particularly suit:

  • Teaching Assistants looking for a new challenge
  • People with experience working with challenging children
  • People who are wanting to gain more experience in teaching/mental health
  • Individuals with a level 2 minimum qualification in a child related course – ie – Teaching Assistant, Supporting Teaching and Learning, Sports coaching, Psychology
  • If you have a lot to give and want to make a difference to the lives of children with SEN or if you are wanting to expand your experience across a wider age and ability range then this role is for you.

To be considered for this role, or to find out more, email


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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