Mental Health Teaching Assistant - Wandsworth

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Wandsworth, South West London

Ref: 5079Wednesday 8 May 2024

£95 - £105 PAYE Per Day

Mental Health Teaching Assistant - Wandsworth

  • ASAP / September Start
  • £95 - £105 PAYE Per Day, depending on experience
  • Social, Emotional, and Mental Health needs support

I have an exciting opportunity for you to join our nurturing and supportive SEMH school as a Mental Health Teaching Assistant in Wandsworth. This role is to start ASAP or in September.

About the school

  • SEN school for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH); some children have ADHD and Autism
  • Friendly and supportive team
  • Ongoing training, including Team Teach
  • Lovely garden and a farm!
  • Free lunch!

I am looking for a dedicated and compassionate Mental Health Teaching Assistant to join the team on a full-time basis. Whether you're looking for an immediate start or aiming to begin in September, I would like to hear from individuals who share the school's commitment to supporting the unique needs of the students.

Main Responsibilities

  • Providing tailored support and assistance to children and young people with SEMH, including those with additional needs such as ADHD, Autism, and dysregulated behaviour.
  • Collaborating closely with teachers and Teaching Assistants to implement individualised learning plans and behavioural strategies.
  • Supporting students in accessing the curriculum and participating in classroom activities, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Promoting positive social interactions and emotional well-being through effective communication and relationship building.
  • Assisting with the organisation and delivery of therapeutic activities and interventions, both within the classroom and across the school environment.


  • Previous experience working with children or young people with SEMH or similar needs is desirable but not essential.
  • A compassionate and patient approach, with a genuine passion for supporting young learners' social, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, colleagues, and families.
  • Flexibility and adaptability, with the ability to respond effectively to the varying needs and challenges of the students.
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development and learning, including relevant training and qualifications.


If you are interested in the Mental Health Teaching Assistant role, please apply below or contact Tasha Whymark at Parker Smith Inclusion.

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