Mental Health Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Harlow, Essex

Ref: 3617Wednesday 3 January 2024

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Mental Health Teaching Assistant

Location: Harlow

Start date: ASAP           

PAY: £90-£110 per day PAYE

Are you passionate about working with children with special educational needs?

Would you like to work in a healthy, safe and well-structured learning environment?

Do you want to help children overcome barriers and give them a chance of a brighter future?

The role

I am looking for a passionate Mental Health Teaching Assistant seeking a fantastic, new opportunity to work in a school specialising in SEMH needs. This school really believes that every young person has the right to the best possible education and a chance to succeed. Their vision is to deliver exceptional education and support for children and young people who have SEMH or autism and challenging behaviour. As a Mental Health Teaching Assistant, you will be involved with the planning of activities, monitoring pupils’ progress, intervening when necessary, providing relevant feedback to the classroom teacher, and performing general teaching assistant duties. Working within an SEMH school can bring challenging behaviour and volatile situations, therefore, the successful Teaching Assistant should be prepared to handle and deescalate these incidents appropriately.   

The ideal Mental Health Teaching Assistant

The perfect Mental Health Teaching Assistant for this role must have a genuine passion for working with young, vulnerable people and really want to see them achieve. You should be empathetic and have the emotional intelligence to support students who may be in crisis. Spreading positivity as a Mental Health Teaching Assistant is a must! Therefore, you should always be striving to put on a smile and be a positive role model! As a Mental Health Teaching Assistant, you should hold the ability to build a great rapport both with young people and your colleagues alike in order to produce the best outcome!

What’s in it for you as Mental Health Teaching Assistant

  • The opportunity to work as a Mental Health Teaching Assistant in a school specialising in SEMH
  • An easily accessible school with good transport links
  • The opportunity to work in a diverse and inclusive school
  • To work with a great team of support staff
  • PAYE payments
  • The chance of a permanent contract

Interested in hearing more about Mental Health Teaching Assistant roles

If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert! Try applying on our company website. If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this. By applying for this role, you are consenting 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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