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SEMH Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Specialist SEMH Support Assistant needed in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

  • Experience of working with pupils with extremely challenging behaviour
  • A background in mental health, challenging behaviour or SEMH
  • Firm understanding of the social, emotional and mental health needs of young/ vulnerable people

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a teaching assistant to offer support to pupils at a school in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The students have SEMH behavioural needs. Due to having SEMH, the pupils find it difficult to pay attention in class and struggle with managing their frustration and behavior. The role would be extremely challenging and will demand a lot of resilience.

Your role as a teaching assistant will be solely for the direct support of the children within their educational setting. You will provide continuous provision to the pupils by helping them stay focused in class, be persistent with your behaviour management strategies, simplifying and breaking down instructions when needed. You will also need to build up trusting relationship with your pupils.

The successful candidate must be able to remain patient and calm when the pupil is feeling frustrated and shows bad behaviour. The pupil’s social skills are relevantly poor meaning that it is important you can help enhance their communication skills and integrate them into the class. Some pupils are currently going through some personal home issues, so the school is looking for a candidate who can be a positive role model and wants to offer the pupils their full support.

You will need to travel about for the job so access to a car / pupil transport is essential

A Team-Teach qualification or relevant qualification (e.g. MAPA) are highly desirable but not essential. Teaching Personnel also offer a range of CPD courses including Team-Teach,

If you feel you would be the right fit for this position then we would love to hear from you, please contact Jade Halidu on 0113 224 0234 or email on
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