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Job Title: SEMH Teaching Assistant

Location: Wakefield WF17

Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time/Temporary/Permanent/Flexible

About Us: Teaching Personnel are the UK's leading Education Supply Agency, we strive to make a difference everyday!

Job Description:

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Special Educational Needs and Mental Health (SEMH) Teaching Assistant to join a School in WF17. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting students with social, emotional, and mental health needs to thrive in their educational journey.

• Provide one-to-one and small group support to students with SEMH needs.
• Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Behavior Support Plans (BSPs).
• Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment.
• Collaborate with teachers, parents, and external professionals to support students' holistic development.
• Implement strategies to manage and de-escalate challenging behavior... effectively.
• Support students in developing social skills and emotional regulation.
• Monitor and record progress, providing regular feedback to the SENCO and teaching staff.
• Contribute to the creation of a nurturing and safe atmosphere within the school.

• Relevant experience working with children and young people with SEMH needs.
• Knowledge of SEMH strategies and interventions.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Patience, resilience, and a positive attitude.
• The ability to work collaboratively within a team.
• A commitment to promoting an inclusive and supportive learning environment.

• Relevant qualifications in Special Educational Needs or a related field.
• Training in positive behavior management techniques.
• First Aid Certification

• Eligibility to work in the UK or be a UK resident
• Have an overseas criminal clearance or willing to apply for one
• Have a child enhanced DBS on the update service or willing to apply for one
• Minimum of three months UK residency
• We do not accept those on skilled worker visas
• Please ensure you have references available upon request covering the last 24 months of employment

If you are interested in applying or finding out more then please send your CV to hollie.bassington@teachingpersonnel.com

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ’s on the Teaching Personnel website for details.

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.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.

We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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