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SEMH Teaching Assistant

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A school in Blackpool are seeking Teaching Assistants to support vulnerable young people who require 1:1 and small group support.

The pupils are referred to the school, with support from medical professionals, due to the nature of their specific education requirements.  

Your purpose is to ensure, where possible, that the young people are able to continue with their education and return to their home school as soon as they are able to. As a result the students are dual registered and their placement is initially for a six week period to assess their ongoing needs.

The students are taught in small groups to enable them to receive the individual support they need to overcome any identified medical, emotional or social issues in a calm supportive environment. Each young person is at the heart of the process and through a coordinated approach, involving a range of professionals, the school deliver a personalised approach to their learning.

Your role will be to work closely with the young people, providing ongoing support and guidance in accessing the curriculum accordingly. 

You will ideally have experience in supporting vulnerable young people and those with Special Educational Needs, with the ability to provide a holistic, thereapeutic approach. 

Your working hours will be 8:30am - 3:30pm, Monday - Thursday.

The role is to start ASAP so please do not hesitate in applying!

Please send a copy of your CV to if you wish to be considered. 

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.

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