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SEMH Teaching Assistant

Job description

Teaching Personnel are pleased to be working with a specialist Special Educational Needs provider based in Portsmouth. Our client is dedicated to delivering specialist education services to children and young adults.

The position will be as a full time EBD/SEMH assistant and will ideally start ASAP. Day-to-day responsibilities will be focused on supporting the teacher with lessons to both primary and secondary pupils with a range of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. You will also be required to support pupils in small groups and in a 1:1 scenario.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong ability and skills to keep students involved and "on track"
  • Excellent support and motivation
  • Previous experience working with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties
  • Flexibility to adapt to unique situations and requirements
  • Team Teach experience (although this will be provided via on job training)
  • An outstanding track record being reliable, professional, hardworking and punctual
  • Hold a current enhanced DBS on the update service or be prepared to apply for a new one

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the leading Special Needs Education providers. It is also a chance to make a real difference to the lives of their pupils and students, many of which have previously experienced difficulty in sustained learning within a mainstream provision.

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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