SEMH Teaching Assistant

Behaviour Mentor/Learning Mentor - South West London

Ref: 4976Thursday 2 May 2024

£90 - £95 Per Day

SEMH Teaching Assistant

SEMH Secondary School

£450 Per Week PAYE 

South West London

Immediate Start Available


Are you a strong and resilient SEMH TA 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 feel calmer and more settled in a school or youth work environment?

I am now working with a fantastic and supportive SEMH secondary school in South London who are seeking an experienced SEN TA. You will be working 1:1 with a pupil who needs support with, challenging behaviour, and help feeling as calm and settled as possible so they are able to learn effectively. This role requires a strong and resilient person who would be a strong role model.


Requirements of a SEMH TA

  • 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 SEMH TA 

  • 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.
  • Lon-term positions available 
  • The opportunity for a good work-life balance due to school time hours.
  • The opportunity to develop your skills a Behaviour Mentor.

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!


Why work with Parker Smith Inclusion? 

  • Over 250+ FIVE STAR Google reviews
  • We have access to a wider range of job opportunities including vacancies that haven't been advertised yet :We have partnerships with multiple schools, Local Authorities, and educational organisations and can provide you with access to a wider range of job opportunities.
  • Expertise in the SEND education industry with an ethical and transparent approach: we have specialist knowledge and experience in the SEND education industry, including an understanding of school hiring practices and requirements, which can help you navigate the job search process more effectively.
  • Assistance with CV and application materials:  we can provide guidance on preparing effective resumes and application materials, which can help you to stand out to schools
  • Transfer to a permanent contract after 2 terms
  • One application - Multiple Opportunities: are you too busy to fill out lots of different application forms? register with us and only fill out one form
  • Continued support in your role: we can provide continued support throughout the job search process, even after a job offer has been made


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