Behaviour Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Lewisham, South East London

Ref: 4817Friday 26 April 2024

£90 Per Day PAYE

Behaviour Teaching Assistant 

SEMH Alternative Provision 

£450 Per Week PAYE 

London Borough of Lewisham

Immediate Start Available

Are you a strong and resilient SEN TA looking for a challenging and rewarding role in a fantastic alternative provision for children with SEMH needs?

Do you have experience helping children with SEMH needs feel calmer and more settled in a school or youth work environment?


I am now working with a fantastic and supportive SEMH alternative provision in the London Borough of Greenwich who are seeking a resilient and reliable Behaviour Teaching Assistant. 

You will be working to support pupils who needs support with challenging behaviour, and help feeling as calm and settled as possible so they are able to learn effectively. 

Some of the pupils within this school have experienced trauma and it is essential that they are supported by SEN Learning Mentors who are highly consistent and reliable. 

This role requires a strong and resilient person who would be an excellent role model.


Requirements of a Behaviour Teaching Assistant

  • Experience with challenging behaviour – this role would really suit someone who has worked in a PRU or SEMH school, has work as a Pastoral Officer in a school, or has experience with challenging behaviour as a Youth Worker.
  • Experience working to support pupils with physically and emotionally challenging behaviour 
  • A resilient personality and an ability to build rapport quickly with staff and students.
  • De-escalation training would be a bonus for this role
  • An interest in mental health and seeing behaviour as a form of communication is essential for this role 


What to expect as a Behaviour Teaching Assistant

  • The opportunity to work in a brilliant SEMH alternative provision alongside a highly supportive team 
  • The opportunity to really make a difference to the life of pupils with SEMH needs.
  • Long-term positions available
  • The opportunity to develop your skills a SEN Learning Mentor 


Why work with Parker Smith Inclusion? 

  • Expertise in the SEND education industry: we have specialist knowledge and experience in the SEND education industry, including an understanding of school hiring practices and requirements, which can help you navigate the job search process more effectively.
  • We have access to a wider range of job opportunities including vacancies that haven't been advertised yet :We have partnerships with multiple schools, Local Authorities, and educational organisations and can provide you with access to a wider range of job opportunities.
  • Assistance with CV and application materials:  we can provide guidance on preparing effective resumes and application materials, which can help you to stand out to schools
  • Interview preparation and coaching: we provide interview preparation and coaching tailored to the specific school to help you feel more confident and prepared for interviews.
  • One application - Multiple Opportunities: are you too busy to fill out lots of different application forms? register with us and only fill out one form
  • Continued support: we can provide continued support throughout the job search process, even after a job offer has been made 


Interested in hear about more roles like this across London and Essex? Is this role not quite perfect for you? Get in touch and tell me what you want in your career!

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Unfortunately if you are not contacted within 5 working days it means your application has been unsuccessful, we will however keep your records on file and contact you if a job role becomes available that we believe is perfect for you. Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. We will help you with this. By applying for this role, you consent to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR Requirements



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