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SEMH Teaching Assistant

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Job description

TA's with Psychology backgrouds needed for SEN schools

  • Are you a Psychology graduate?
  • Currently studying Psychology?
  • Dedicated to supporting children with SEMH?

Teaching Personnel are working in partnership with schools in Oxfordshire. These schools cater for children with special educational needs such as Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Social and Emotional Health (SEMH).

Teaching assistants/support assistants/learning support assistants are required to work with these pupils who have specific learning difficulties. The main work is in a setting of no more than around 8 pupils to a class, with a teacher, and a possibility of another teaching assistant, where a psychology degree would provide a great basic understanding of special educational needs.

The ideal candidate:

• No relevant SEN experience needed

• Creative

• Flexible/adaptive

• Experience with children is preferred (SEN would be ideal)

• Able to work under stressful situations

Teaching Personnel do offer training courses in order to help candidates be more successful in their roles such as introduction to autism, moving and handling of objects and people, effective classroom support and Team-Teach.

If this job sounds ideal, or you are unsure of the role and want to find out more information, please call Zoe Smith from the Thames Valley SEN branch on 01189 071 532 or email

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and welfare of children. All candidates applying to jobs through Teaching Personnel must undertake or have undertaken an Enhanced Disclosure via DBS–Full assistance provided (AGY).

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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