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SEMH Teaching Assistant

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£80 - £95 per day
Education and Training

Career Teachers are currently seeking a dedicated SEMH Teaching Assistant to join Secondary school in Leeds, working within a small onsite Special Needs Provision. This full-time position offers stability from after Easter until the end of the academic year, with the potential for permanent placement based on performance.

Role Overview:

As an SEMH Teaching Assistant, you will play a vital role in providing tailored support to students facing social, emotional, and mental health challenges. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Individualized Support: Offering one-to-one support to students with SEMH needs, assisting them in managing their emotions, developing coping strategies, and accessing the curriculum effectively.
  • Behaviour Management: Implementing positive behaviour management strategies to promote a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students, fostering a sense of belonging and security.
  • Collaborative Intervention: Collaborating with teachers, SENCOs, and other support staff to develop and implement individualized support plans for students with SEMH needs, ensuring their specific needs are addressed comprehensively.
  • Emotional Regulation: Providing guidance and encouragement to help students regulate their emotions, manage stress and anxiety, and build resilience.
  • Engagement and Motivation: Engaging students in learning activities tailored to their interests and abilities, motivating them to participate actively in classroom activities and academic tasks.
  • Progress Monitoring: Monitoring student progress and behaviour, collecting data, and providing feedback to teachers and SENCOs to inform ongoing support strategies.
  • Crisis Intervention: Responding promptly and effectively to crisis situations, providing calm and reassuring support to students in distress and following school policies and procedures for safeguarding and intervention.

Requirements for this SEMH Teaching Assistant Role:

  • Previous experience working with students with SEMH needs is desirable but not essential.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish positive relationships with students and colleagues.
  • Patience, empathy, and a non-judgmental approach to supporting students facing social, emotional, and mental health challenges.
  • Resilience and the ability to remain calm and composed in challenging situations.
  • Willingness to undergo relevant training and professional development to enhance skills and knowledge in supporting students with SEMH needs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of students with SEMH needs and contribute to their academic and personal development! Apply now to join our dedicated team of educators. To apply, please submit your CV and we will be in touch to arrange an interview as soon as possible.

At Career Teachers we are fully compliant with Agency Worker Regulations, ensuring you receive equal treatment for pay and conditions after a 12 week qualifying period. Please ask for further details.

All quoted rates are inclusive of 12.07% holiday pay.

Important Notice: In order for you to be successful in applying for the above position you should be eligible to work in the UK, or hold a relevant work visa. Safeguarding, quality and integrity are at the heart of what we do. During the application process you are required to:

– Attend an interview in person;

– Give details for us to complete Reference checks;

– Provide an Enhanced DBS disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. We have a policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Thank you. Career Teachers is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.

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