SEMH Learning Support Assistant - Harlow

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Harlow, Essex

Ref: 3183Thursday 22 February 2024

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs? Do you thrive in a supportive and inclusive educational environment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Position: SEMH Learning Support Assistant

Location: Harlow, Essex

School Type: ARP (Additional Resource Provision) within a 2-form mainstream primary school Number of Students: 17

About the school: They are a vibrant and inclusive primary school nestled in the heart of Harlow, dedicated to providing a nurturing learning environment for all our students. Our Additional Resource Provision (ARP) serves 17 students with SEMH needs, and we are committed to helping them achieve their full potential.

The Role: As a SEMH Learning Support Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting students with SEMH needs to access the curriculum, develop social skills, and build confidence. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing one-on-one and small group support to students with SEMH needs.
  • Collaborating with teachers and therapists to implement individualized education plans (IEPs).
  • Creating a safe and inclusive classroom environment.
  • Encouraging positive behaviour and emotional development.
  • Monitoring and reporting progress to the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator).
  • Building strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.

Requirements: To excel in this role, you should have:

  • A genuine passion for working with children with SEMH needs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, empathy, and a nurturing attitude.
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Previous experience in a similar role or a relevant qualification is advantageous but not essential.

What We Offer:

  • A supportive and inclusive school community.
  • Professional development opportunities to enhance your skills.
  • PAYE Only payments.
  • The chance to make a real difference in the lives of children with SEMH needs.

How to Apply: If you are ready to embark on a rewarding journey as a SEMH Learning Support Assistant in the heart of Harlow, we want to hear from you. Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are passionate about this role to

Join us in creating an environment where every child can thrive and reach their full potential. We look forward to welcoming a dedicated and compassionate SEMH Learning Support Assistant to our team!

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