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Specialist Teaching Assistant New

Teaching Personnel

£77 - 87 per day


Temporary | Full Time



Job Title: SEMH Teaching Assistant - Autism and Mental Health Specialist

Location: Radlett

Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary-to-Permanent Contract

Salary: Competitive and Desirable, Commensurate with Experience

Application Method: Apply through Teaching Personnel


About Us: The school in question is a highly regarded school recognized for its outstanding rating by Ofsted. We are dedicated to providing top-quality education and support to students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Our school is committed to creating an inclusive and nurturing environment where students can thrive academically and personally.

Job Summary: We are seeking a dedicated SEMH Teaching Assistant with expertise in supporting students with autism and other mental health challenges. In this role, you will join our team of passionate educators to provide tailored care, guidance, and assistance to vulnerable children and adolescents.

Key Responsibilities:

Student Support: Deliver personalized one-on-one or small group support to students with SEMH needs, including those with autism.
Mental Health Support: Implement strategies and interventions to promote students' emotional and mental well-being.
Academic Assistance: Assist students in accessing and engaging with the curriculum, adapting teaching materials as necessary, and tracking their progress.
Behavioral Management: Employ effective behavior management techniques to create a positive and structured learning environment.
Communication: Maintain open and transparent communication with students, parents, and colleagues to ensure consistent support and progress monitoring.
Record Keeping: Keep accurate records of student progress and behavior to inform planning and intervention strategies.
Professional Development: Stay current with best practices in SEMH education through ongoing training and professional development opportunities.

Qualifications and Experience:

Minimum of a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification or its equivalent.
Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable children and adolescents, particularly those with autism and mental health challenges.
Strong grasp of SEMH and effective behavior management strategies.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work collaboratively within a team and independently.
Compassion, patience, and empathy when addressing students' emotional needs.
Familiarity with the unique challenges faced by students in PRU settings is desirable.
Additional relevant qualifications or certifications will be advantageous.

Application Process: Interested candidates should apply for this position through Teaching Personnel. When applying, please include your up to date CV TODAY.

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All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
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