Mental Health Teaching Assistant - SEMH

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - North East London

Ref: 3626Wednesday 3 January 2024

£450-£500 Per Week PAYE

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Mental Health Teaching Assistant - SEMH

£450-£500 Per Week PAYE

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Immediate Start Available

Are you a strong and resilient Mental Health Teaching Assistant looking for a challenging and rewarding role in a fantastic secondary school for children with SEMH needs?

Do you have experience helping children with SEMH needs?

Here at Parker Smith Inclusion, we are working with an all-boys SEMH school in Tower Hamlets that support children with ASD who are unable to attend mainstream education. The children that require support are of Secondary school age. The school are looking for a Mental Health Teaching Assistant to work alongside and build meaningful relationships with the students with Social Emotional Mental Health needs.  It is essential that these students have an Mental Health Teaching Assistant to act as a positive role model as well as good academic knowledge to provide lesson support

Requirements of a Mental Health 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, however, the school do also provide their own specialised de-escalation training
  • An interest in mental health and seeing behaviour as a form of communication is essential for this role

What to expect as a Mental Health Teaching Assistant

  • The opportunity to work in a brilliant SEMH secondary school alongside a highly supportive team
  • The opportunity to really make a difference to the life of a pupil with SEMH needs.
  • Long-term positions available
  • The opportunity for a good work-life balance due to school time hours.
  • The opportunity to develop your skills as a Mental Health Teaching Assistant

This is a challenging and highly rewarding role which requires a strong and resilient personality and a strong drive to help and support children with additional needs.

If you feel you are ready to take that next step in your career, and like the sound of this wonderful school, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Interested in hearing more about our 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. 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.

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