Therapeutic Support Assistant

Support Staff - Hounslow, North West London

Ref: 382Wednesday 13 October 2021

£110-£120 per day PAYE Only

Therapeutic Support Assistant – Hounslow – Immediate start

£110-120 per day, PAYE Only (Dependent on experience and amount of travel required)

Are you looking for a new challenge, supporting children and young people who cannot access mainstream education?

If this sounds like you then read on..

I am actively seeking an engaging and driven Therapeutic Support Assistant to work in a PRU setting that provides education to children who are unable to be educated in a mainstream school due to behaviour difficulties. I am looking to speak to professional and committed individuals who are passionate about supporting children in an alternate provision.

Even if your experience is informal/voluntary, I want to hear from you!

The Setting

This setting provides support to complex and vulnerable children and young people who are unable to access education in mainstream schools or alternative provisions. Pupils display high risk behaviours typically associated with SEMH, autism and associated conditions and are likely to have traumatic backgrounds. This provision needs staff to provide small group and 1:1 personalised therapeutic education whilst building positive social, educational and emotional development for each pupil.

Requirements – Therapeutic Support Assistant

  • Experience of working with young people with SEMH, behavioural issues, Trauma, Sensory processing, social communication
  • Deeper understanding of nurture principles and trauma informed teaching
  • Ability to model and sensitively support with healthy lifestyle choices related to emotional and sensory needs
  • Mentoring/teaching background with an understanding of Therapeutic Education
  • Be able to build strong and trusting relationships whilst maintaining strong boundaries
  • Happy to travel to different sites on a weekly basis (Travel Expenses covered)

What to expect as a Therapeutic Support Assistant

  • Working with students from Key stage 2 to Key stage 5
  • The ideal candidate will be required to provide additional support to other students if their students are absent on that day
  • Excellent experience and training for aspiring Teachers, Pastoral workers, Child Psychologists, Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Counsellors, and Social Workers
  • The opportunity to make a huge social impact, as Therapeutic Support Assistant you could change the path of someone’s life!

Interested in hearing more about our Support Roles?

If you want to hear more about our Therapeutic Support opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert, 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.

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