SEMH Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Redbridge, North East London

Ref: 3727Monday 12 February 2024

Teaching Assistant – SEMH

London Borough of Redbridge – Barkingside


Do you have a passion for SEND?

Do you have experience with challenging behaviour?

Are you seeking a new challenge within the SEN industry?


If so, please read on…


I am working with a fantastic school based in the borough of Redbridge which pride themselves on their inclusivity and neurodiversity. Pupils range from the ages of 7-19 and present with significant complexity and co-morbidity linked to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) including childhood trauma or secondary trauma linked to family marginalisation, loss of homes or relationships or pupil bullying and multiple exclusions. The school are seeking a Teaching Assistant – SEMH to provide full support to the students and help change their attitude toward learning.


Having visited and worked in the school personally, the behaviour presented is challenging therefore resilience and adaptability is crucial. Working at this school will grant you full support of the ambitious headteacher and warm senior leadership team who emphasise the importance of staff and student wellbeing at every opportunity. Most students upon joining the school have experienced approximately three permanent exclusions, have been out of education for up to 18 months or are at risk of developing severe mental health problems and potential involvement with crime. The driven staff have successfully changed the lives of so many children, with 90% entering full-time education, training, or employment within three-five years of leaving this establishment.


What will I get as a Teaching Assistant – SEMH?

  • Working as a Teaching Assistant – SEMH will welcome you into an extremely diverse and inclusive community.
  • Full support and care from the SLT.
  • The ability to create a huge social impact and influence the futures of children and young adults come with working as a Teaching Assistant – SEMH.
  • Small classes to create a safe environment for all.


The Ideal Teaching Assistant – SEMH?

  • The ideal Teaching Assistant – SEMH will have a genuine passion for SEN and building a career surrounding this.
  • Is resilient and adaptable.
  • Experience in MAPA/PECS/Team Teach or other interventions is beneficial when working as a Teaching Assistant – SEMH.
  • A Teaching Assistant – SEMH should go above and beyond to change the lives of young people.
  • Excels in building strong rapport with students and staff.
  • Can adjust to and overcome challenges whilst following appropriate protocol.


Why work with Parker Smith Inclusion as a Teaching Assistant – SEMH?

  • We are specialists in SEN recruitment.
  • We are 100% transparent throughout the recruitment process.
  • We pride ourselves on honesty and integrity.
  • PAYE only.
  • People over profit, every day.


Interested in hearing more?

If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert! Applying on our company website, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to 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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