Teaching Assistant

Behaviour Mentor/Learning Mentor - Westminster, North West London

Ref: 553Friday 10 December 2021

Teaching Assistant – West London – Immediate Start 

Are you looking for a new challenge where no day is ever the same?

Do you have a real passion for SEND and want to do more?

If this sounds like you, then please keep reading... 

I am working with an Independent School based in West London that provides full-time, alternative, secondary education for young people aged between 13 and 17. This role requires a nurturing mentor who can provide support to disengaged, school refusers who struggle with anxiety within mainstream schools.

Independent Specialist Day School

  • A very challenging behaviour-based setting for students, providing education, mentoring, counselling, and family support for some of the most vulnerable young people in West London
  • A school for Key stage 1 – Key stage 5 students who are unable to access mainstream education due to their additional needs
  • Some students may have more complex needs including social, emotional and health needs (SEMH) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • The school hours are 8:30-4pm (Mon-Fri)
  • Parking available for drivers

Expectations - Teaching Assistant

  • Working to ensure all students receive an inclusive education, especially those who are unable to access their education in mainstream schools
  • This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking for new challenges, you will have the ability to make a social impact and change the path of someone’s life!
  • A long-term contract, working for the whole academic year with the prospects of becoming a permanent member of staff

The Ideal Candidate –Teaching Assistant

  • Experience working with young people with SEMH, ASD, SpLD and people with language barriers
  • Ability to build strong relationships with staff and students
  • Proven behaviour management skills
  • Be able to react and adapt to challenges effectively whilst remaining professional
  • Committed to build a career based on Special Educational Needs


  • Long-term contracts are available for those who are looking for immediate work. We understand that pay is extremely important, and it must be clear and simple! For that reason, we have chosen to pay our staff via PAYE only. Quoted rates are gross pay and your pay will never involve employer's NI deductions or admin fees
  • Just as roles vary, so will the remuneration depending on the role requirements and your experience. You will often see these roles advertised as daily rates, please note that we pay PAYE only, please bear in mind that all school-based work will be term time only
  • Again, we are happy to help you with any rates queries, just ask us!

Interested in hearing more about our Teaching Assistant roles?

  • If you want to hear more about our Teaching Assistant opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to james@psinclusion.co.uk
  • 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 Teaching Assistant, 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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