SEMH Teaching Assistant

Support Staff - Essex, Essex

Ref: 771Tuesday 22 March 2022


START DATE: September 2022           

CONTRACT TYPE: Long term         

PAY: £20,000


Are you passionate about working with children with special educational needs?


Would you like to help children overcome barriers and give them a chance of a brighter future?


Do you want to make a real difference?



The role


I am looking for a teaching assistant seeking a new opportunity to work in a school specialising in SEMH needs. This school really believes that every young person has the right to the best possible education and a chance to succeed. The teaching assistant role will include assisting with the planning of activities, monitoring pupil’s progress, intervening when necessary, providing relevant feedback to the classroom teacher, and performing general teaching assistant duties.

As a teaching assistant you should also feel confident to deal with conflicts and incidents that arise in the classroom and be able to handle these in a safe and appropriate manner.



The ideal candidate


This school specialises in SEMH needs. For this reason, the ideal teaching assistant must have a genuine passion for working with young, vulnerable people. You should be empathetic and have the emotional intelligence to support students who may be in crisis. You should be someone who is a positive role model and spread positivity! Having the ability to build good rapports both with young people and the classroom teacher would be most beneficial as good relationships are key to succeed. 



What’s in it for you?


  • The opportunity to work in a school specialising in SEMH
  • An easily accessible school with good transport links
  • The opportunity to work in a diverse and inclusive school
  • To work with a great team of support staff


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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