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SEMH Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Teaching Assistant required to work with children with challenging behaviour

  • Do you have experience of working with challenging behaviour?
  • Are you available immediately?
  • Have you previously worked in an education setting?

We are currently looking for a Teaching Assistant to work in a specialised unit near Witham

The school is registered for Key Stage 2-5 for pupils with Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs – previously known as Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD), Special Educational Needs (SEN) and a separate Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).

The Teaching Assistant is required to carry out specific education work with individual or small groups of pupils within a classroom/service setting under the direction of the Teacher. You will be required to support the ASC teaching team in the delivery of ASC lessons and related educational activities as specified in the pupils Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

You will be required to promote the interests and ensure the safety and well being of pupils in accordance with good practice and the policies and procedures of the school

You will manage delegated tasks within the provision, as defined by the ASC senior and teaching teams and the school .

You will be required to support, encourage and motivate individual pupils working on educational tasks and activities set by the ASC Teacher, ASC Senior Teacher and Head of ASC Service in accordance with the aims of the IEP’s to work towards good practice outcomes

To support the formal Education Review process by submitting reports to the Teachers when required

To accompany pupils to external activites or on educational visits

To maintain good personal and professional boundaries and conduct, appropriate to the pupil group and their families all group colleagues and to all external agencies including referring authorities

For further information regarding the role please contact Stacey on 01245 206760 or send your CV to

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

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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