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SEMH Teaching Assistant

Job description

Teaching Personnel are looking for individuals who are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties. With your experience in Behaviour Management / SEN / Mental Health and teaching you could help young people by giving them a fresh start - an opportunity to see life differently and change their perspective.

This role is for those who are emotionally resilient, non-judgemental, understanding and patient. The young people range from 4 to 11 years and carry their own emotional difficulties, struggle with social interaction and have difficulty in expressing their emotions positively at times. 

You'll inspire them to believe in themselves, maybe for the first time. You'll help them overcome barriers to learning and give opportunities they would never have thought they could be exposed to. Most importantly, you'll be that one person who never gave up, always believed and challenged them to do the same. 
To be considered to work as a Specialist TA with Teaching Personnel, you will need to: 

  • Have experience in education at either Primary, Secondary or FE level
  • Have experience in managing challenging behaviours
  • Think on your feet and easily adapt to various situations
  • Be engaging, student-centred and communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate an unwavering commitment to Safeguarding and Child Protection

The working hours will be 8:30am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday, and the role is to start immediately! The role is temporary through the agency before becoming a permanent role.


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

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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