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SEMH Teaching Assistant

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Job description

HLTA position in Barnsley

  • Great pay up to £89 per day
  • Continued CPD opportunities including Team Teach, SEND and NASEN Training
  • Chance to work in Ofsted rated “outstanding” school

Teaching Personnel are looking for a lead TA/HLTA in Barnsley to work in an established, well run SEMH school, with experience of working as a lead TA, who is looking to further develop their career.

The post holder will be responsible for leading a key stage four form, leading PSHEE, S.E.A.L form time and reading sessions, practical activities, developing pupils’ social skills, resilience and self-esteem in readiness for positive post 16 destinations. The role requires accurate and up to date record keeping around pupil progress, pupil profiles linked to Education, Health and Care Plans and overseeing pupil interventions. The Scale 6/HLTA will be highly organised and oversee resourcing, organisation and transitions. He/she will lead on behaviour and will be able to use effective behaviour strategies to support pupils with learning and behavioral difficulties, e.g. ADHD, ASD, SEMH, ODD. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of supporting pupils with such needs. The role will initially be in key stage four in the special school although in time the lead TA could be required to use their skills and expertise in another area.

Having prior experience of working as a lead teaching assistant with pupils with SEN/SEMH setting would be an advantage, similarly Team Teach trained colleagues are desirable although full training will be provided. Successful candidates will need to be positive role models, resilient, calm and have an ability to form positive relationships with pupils.

In return we can offer

• Great pay up to £89 per day

• Continued CPD opportunities including Team Teach, SEND and NASEN Training

• Permanent opportunities

• Weekly pay

• Chance to work in Ofsted rated “outstanding” school

For more information please call Teaching Personnel on 01132240234 or email

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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