Therapeutic Support Assistant

Behaviour Mentor/Learning Mentor - Newham, North East London

Ref: 586Wednesday 5 January 2022

Therapeutic Support Assistant | Newham

Do you have a passion for supporting young women with additional needs and mental health disorders?

Do you have current experience working with young women who are not able to attend school and have a background with mental health challenges?

Are you keen to make a difference to the lives of young women whilst building your experience and furthering your career in SEND/SEMH?

I am actively recruiting engaging and passionate Therapeutic Support Assistant for a service that provides education to children who are unable to attend school due to complex mental health disorders and other learning needs. I am looking to recruit professional and committed Therapeutic Support Assistant for their East London site, with solid experience working with complex mental health needs and other SEND. You will possess the ability to work with the teachers at their school hub and deliver the lessons set out by them with your assistance.

The children you will support will have a variety of needs which can include young women with SEMH, High anxiety, Trauma (sexual abuse),  Suicidal Ideation and self-harm. You will receive full training throughout your employment as a Therapeutic Learning Mentors, but relevant, prior experience is essential. You will work autonomously or alongside another tutor to deliver your lessons set out by teachers at the education hub.

Therapeutic Support Assistant requirements:

  • Experience of working with young women with complex SEMH as a primary diagnosis
  • Experience of supporting emotional regulation and with positive behaviour/de-escalation strategies/co-regulation
  • Ability to resolve conflicts by restorative practice
  • Positive role model to support communication with a sensitive, nurturing, and consistent approach
  • Experience of working with young people with Autism, ADHD, sensory processing difficulties and learning difficulties
  • Or experience with SEMH, Trauma, Sensory processing, social communication
  • Experience with CSE (Child sexual exploitation), CCE (Child Criminal Exploitation), Gang affiliation, County Lines
  • Mentoring/teaching background
  • Ability to build strong and meaningful relationships
  • Experience of working with disengaged students is essential
  • Desired fluency or proficiency in Spanish

What you can expect as Therapeutic Support Assistant

  • Therapeutic Learning Mentors - Hub (East London) 
  • Excellent experience and training for aspiring Child Psychologists, Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Counsellors, SEND Teachers, and Social Workers
  • Opportunity to make a huge social impact
  • Extensive training on offer!

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, 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 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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Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent