SEMH Teaching Assistant

Smart Teachers
Great Hallingbury
12 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Smart Teachers is recruiting for a SEMH Teaching Assistant to work with KS4 students with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) at a school in Hertfordshire, close to Stanstead. This role is a permanent position starting in February 2019, supporting students at a small independent school that specialises in working with SEMH students. The school is ideally looking for a SEMH Teaching Assistant who has some experience working within this field, but would also consider strong teaching assistants with experience working with other SEN students. The majority of the teaching takes place off site at a number of different locations, including the library and the local parks.

About the Role

  • SEMH Teaching Assistant
  • Mentor, support and build strong and successful relationships with KS4 children aged between 14 and 16
  • Working with a small, but solid, team of teaching staff
  • Permanent position
  • February 2019 start
  • Suitable for someone who can drive and has access to a vehicle
  • Salary between £17,000 and £19,000 (depending on experience)
  • Full time position from Monday to Friday.
  • Working hours are 8.30am to 4pm

About the School

  • Small independent specialist school for students with SEMH
  • Less than 15 students currently attend the school
  • Students’ behaviour is challenging and they have a low level of learning
  • Lessons are taught on a 1:1 basis, and these generally take place off site at a number of publicly accessed locations
  • Small team of teaching staff, who have excellent relationships with the students (no more than 10 staff in total)
  • Expansion plans are in place, and a new space for learning is being acquired in the New Year
  • Located in the Hertfordshire area (easily accessible by a 40 minute train journey from central London and 30 minutes from Cambridge)

In order to be considered for this role, the SEMH Teaching Assistant will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Proven experience working with students with SEMH (desirable, but not essential)
  • Have recent classroom experience in the UK (minimum 6 weeks essential)
  • Team Teach training and de-escalation (beneficial)
  • Have strong communication, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Eligible to work in the UK (must have valid visa)
  • Recent classroom-based references and valid DBS / police checks

As well as being part of this school's community, working with Smart Teachers also gives you access to:

  • Free CPD workshops
  • Regular social events
  • Consultant exclusivity

Interested in Applying?

To apply you must be eligible to work in the UK and meet all national safeguarding criteria.

Due to the high volume of applications received, please note only suitable candidates will be contacted.

Smart Teachers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates registering with Smart Teachers will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate. Smart Teachers is an equal opportunities employer.

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