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Social emotional mental health support

  1. SEMH
  2. Bromley
Date posted : 31/01/24
  1. Full Time
£70 - 100 per day

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SEMH Teaching Assistant


£85 - £100 per day.


Our client school, a renowned centre of excellence for educating vulnerable young people, is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Teaching Assistant to join their team. As a teaching assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting secondary-aged students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs in their alternative provision.

At our client school, we believe that every student deserves an education that goes beyond the traditional classroom. Our creative and flexible curriculum allows us to engage each student according to their history and circumstances. We prioritise the needs of the individual, recognising that they face their own unique set of challenges.


• Collaborate with teachers to deliver tailored support to SEMH pupils, both inside and outside the classroom.

• Assist in the implementation of individualised education plans, providing additional guidance and encouragement.

• Support students emotionally, building their confidence and fostering trust.

• Create a safe and inclusive learning environment that promotes the academic, social, and emotional development of each student.

• Collaborate with the wider school team, including therapists and support staff, to ensure a holistic approach to student well-being.

• Encourage and facilitate the participation of students in extracurricular activities, including music, food tech, and general cleanliness.

• Help students develop essential life skills necessary for leading happy and fulfilled lives.


• Previous experience working as a Teaching Assistant, ideally within an SEMH or alternative provision setting.

• A genuine passion for supporting vulnerable young people and helping them overcome challenges.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, and parents.

• Patience, empathy, and resilience to effectively support students with SEMH needs.

• Strong organisational skills and the ability to multitask effectively.

• Flexibility and adaptability to meet the diverse needs of our students.

• A commitment to promoting a safe and inclusive learning environment.

Our client school offers a supportive and collaborative working environment where the needs of both staff and students are valued. You will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable young people and contribute to their personal and academic growth.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ’s on the Teaching Personnel website 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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