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SEMH Teaching Assistant

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Job description


Are you looking for a Teaching Assistant role supporting pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties?

Are you a good listener with an empathetic and understanding approach?

Do you have experience working with young people with Additional Needs?


The position: Secondary SEMH TA

Salary: Earn GBP60-65 per day

Teaching Personnel are currently working in partnership with a respected secondary school in the Winterbourne area of Bristol who are looking to recruit a resilient candidate as a SEMH TA. This role is full-time and provides the opportunity to gain experience and training. The role will be supporting and monitoring students’ well-being, attendance, and behaviour.

The school:

  • Growing and diverse academy organisation are looking for professional and ambitious new staff and are offering opportunities to advance your career
  • The school aspires to creating an engaging learning community where staff and students are challenged and inspired
  • Accessible transport links near M32/M4 and public transport from Bristol city centre

The ideal candidate:

Will –

  • Be able to commit to a long-term role
  • Be a good listener, with a patient and empathetic approach
  • Be confident and authoritative managing challenging behaviour
  • Remain patient and composed in stressful and heated situations
  • Have a respectful and professional manner towards pupils and staff within the school
  • Offer practical help and emotional support to children experiencing short or long-term challenges
  • Be a strong communicator, liaising with parents, teachers and SENCO
  • Have a passion for wanting to help young people and supporting their well-being

Must –

  • Have experience of working within a similar environment or supporting individuals with similar needs and be confident working with young people
  • The right to work within the UK
  • The ability to provide two references from your most recent employers
  • All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid child workforce Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

What Teaching Personnel can offer you:

  • Specialist trained consultants – supporting you in finding your ideal role
  • Full access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training
  • If your friend or colleague works through us for at least five days, you will be entitled to a GBP50 bonus!
  • Supporting your COVID-secure safe return to work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Rewarding Job Satisfaction and great work-life balance with school holidays


If you are interested in applying for this role or have any questions, please email your CV to our recruiter Ewan: or call the friendly Bristol office on 0117 239 1557

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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