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Teaching Assistant – SEMH

Do you have experience supporting SEMH and vulnerable students? Are you looking to further your career in education?

We are working with a school in Brighton & Hove that are looking to bring on a Social Emotional & Mental Health Needs Teaching Assistant to work primarily Secondary students in classroom, one to one and small group scenarios. This opportunity is a full time and temporary opportunity but could become permanent in the new academic year.

The successful candidate will work to SEN and SEMH students in the classroom, assisting them with understanding tasks and instructions and ensuring regular classroom teacher can deliver lessons without interruption.

SEMH Teaching Assistants will also take part in small group and 1-1 intervention and pastoral support sessions with vulnerable students, including SEN and SEMH students as well as students from residential care or youth work backgrounds. These sessions will be organised by SEN TA’s, SENCO’s and school senior leadership. They will focus on improving academic attainment, creating positive relationships with work, behaviour and attendance and building overall self-esteem and inclusion amongst students.

Candidate requirements for the role:

  • Experience working with SEN and SEMH young people e.g. classroom, mentoring, tutoring, sports coaching, youth work
  • Experience supporting young people from residential care or youth work backgrounds e.g. youth work, support, work, volunteering
  • Degree educated in subjects such as Maths, English, Physical Education, Psychology would be ideal and beneficial
  • Child workforce DBS certificate on the update service/ candidate is eligible and willing to apply for one
  • Suitable employment-based references with no safeguarding concerns or disciplinary issues attached

Highlights of this position:

  • Providing in class support to SEN, SEMH and other vulnerable students in classroom scenarios
  • Providing 1-1 and small group academic intervention and pastoral support to raise attainment, self-esteem and inclusion
  • Join a dedicated team of support staff, SEN coordinators and school senior leadership dedicated to student welfare
  • Minimum of GBP331.50 a week pay

If you would like to find out more, or would like to apply for immediate consideration, please feel free to contact Louis Harris on the details below.

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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