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SEMH Teaching Assistant

Job description

Do you want to make a difference to lives of children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties?

Teaching Personnel are currently working alongside secondary provisions in the Stockport area to recruit passionate Teaching Assistants to work with children and young people with challenging behaviour due to SEMH and other barriers to learning. These roles are flexible and can cater for candidates wanting to work on either a full or part time basis.

These roles are to start from Easter 2021. As a Learning Support Assistant, you will be working closely with students in Key Stages 3 and 4, either in small groups or on a one to one basis, supporting them and helping them access education.

The ideal candidate must have:

- Some experience working with children and young people who display challenging behaviour

- A DBS on the Update service/willingness to get one

- High levels of resilience and organisation

- Experience of de-escalation training would be advantageous

- The school would also consider candidates from youth work backgrounds, or similar roles

This role demands motivation, passion, patience and the ability to emotionally support children who are from vulnerable backgrounds and situations. The successful candidate may also benefit from a Team-Teach qualification, which can be offered by Teaching Personnel should you not already be trained.

Benefits of the role:

GBP300 - GBP350 per week

A dedicated consultant to discuss current or future roles with you

An extensive CPD program

Payment in house, meaning no fees from Umbrella companies


If you are interested in the role of working as a Teaching Assistant, please register your interest by uploading your most recent CV for consideration. All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

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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