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Social, emotional & mental health support worker

Job description

Teaching Personnel are looking for experienced and confident Learning Support Assistants to work in a specialist school in Basingstoke for young people with Social and Emotional Mental Health conditions. We are looking for people with the pride, passion, creativity and commitment needed to make a difference to some of the most vulnerable children within our society.

You will need to be committed to differentiating learning methods to suit the individual needs of pupils, especially those with additional learning needs or learning disabilities, and actively enable each young person to achieve their personal best, all in an environment that best suits them.

What you need to apply:

  • Experience working with children or young adults (Voluntary welcome)
  • An understanding of SEMH and associated disorders is preferred
  • Enhanced DBS on the update service (or willing to complete this)
  •  Enthusiastic attitude towards inspiring children We are looking for Learning Support
  • Be passionate about enabling every child to fulfil their potential
  • Able to contribute to, and work as, part of a team
  • Creative in their approach to children’s learning

The Candidate:

Ideal candidates may need to be able to drive but it is not essential, as we will likely have a school local to you.

Ideal applicants should have previous experience working with complex behaviour or challenging needs professionally. Without professional experience any personal experience with the following could help the candidate succeed in this role:

  • Psychology
  • Youth/Community work experience
  • Care worker
  • Challenging behaviour within family
  • Mentoring 
  • SEN Experience
  • Police Experience

Applicants will be working in a classroom supporting teachers and fellow support workers on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis with pupils, so should have a passion for mentoring pupils closely through their differentiated curriculum.

Teaching Personnel do offer many development courses through our CPD Academy; such as Autism Awareness, Safeguarding and Team Teach to help support any successful candidates within this environment.

If you are suited to this role, please contact Parmis, Hampshire SEN Recruitment Consultant on the details provided (02380836648 or

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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