£65 - £80 per day
Permanent | Full Time
Mental Health Focus Teaching Assistant - Reading, Berkshire
Are you interested in supporting children with Mental Health issues?
Would you like to work with Complex Needs and Social, Emotional, and Mental Health needs, to build a platform of experience ahead of training for clinical psychologist or speech and language roles?
This mainstream secondary school are looking to expand their specialist provision for children with Social and Emotional Mental Health Needs. They are looking for a Psychology (or similar degree) Graduate to work as a SEN Teaching Assistant to support children with behaviour and mental health issues. Candidates with relevant experience will also be considered! The SEN School is in the centre of Reading in Berkshire. The SEN children are aged 4 to 11 and require consistent, ongoing support in order to ensure they have the highest quality of care and child-centred support. Experience in a similar role would be desirable but not essential. Graduates in a similar field will also be considered (e.g. Psychology, Criminology etc).
This is a FANTASTIC opportunity for any Psychology Graduate to work alongside the therapists and psychologists based on-site at the specialist provision at this mainstream school. You will be mentored and have the opportunity to shadow sessions and learn from them. Plus you will gain invaluable experience working with Special Needs and Mental Health issues. This is a great opportunity for an aspiring educational or occupational psychologist, therapeutic support worker or SEN teacher to build a platform of experience before training in these fields.
This high achieving mainstream secondary school is looking for a SEN Teaching Assistant who can bring enthusiasm, passion and experience to the classroom. They are looking for a SEN TA who will be proactive and adaptable and be able to use their own initiative. Resilience and confidence to work with challenging behaviour is desirable!
The SEN children in this school require a teaching assistant who understands their complex needs and is open-minded and up for a challenge. The children have varying needs although SEMH is the main provision. Suitable experience can include working with SEN children and/or adults in any setting, even on a personal level such as with family. Level 3 qualifications+ are also required and a Degree would be most desirable.
If you are interested in this SEN/SEMH Teaching Assistant position, please contact Joe @ Academics ASAP via firstname.lastname@example.org or apply direct to this advert.