SEMH Teaching Assistant. Job in Penwortham Education & Training Jobs

  • Job Reference: 1382376029-2
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Tradewind Recruitment
  • Location: Penwortham, Lancashire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Support / IAG, Teaching Assistant
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

An Ofsted-graded 'Good' secondary pupil referral unit in Preston are seeking a dynamic and passionate SEMH experienced Teaching Assistant to join their team in September 2024

The school require a teaching assistant to support students' learning across Key Stage 3 and 4, and the ideal candidate will have experience supporting pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties in an alternative provision or PRU setting.

The successful candidate will demonstrate resilience, patience and an ability to strike up rapport and develop relationships with SEMH pupils. Pupils arrive at the school having struggled to access learning in their previous school/s, and clear routines and therapies are implemented in school to help re-engage students with the education system. The personal relationships developed with pupils ensure that each one achieves their potential both academically and personally.



Rates of 85- 95 per day are available, dependant upon experience - with the school looking to take someone on through an initial long term, temporary period, with a view to subsequently offering a permanent contract to the right candidate by Christmas 2024.

The school have a fantastic record of developing and up-skilling their staff internally, with a number of current teaching staff having started their career in school as a teaching assistant. So if you are looking to progress your career in an alternative provision setting, this really is a fantastic opportunity!

To be successful in this SEMH Teaching Assistant role, you will need to:

  • Have knowledge and understanding of working with SEN and challenging behaviour
  • Demonstrate a proven record of engaging all pupils and raising their attainment
  • Be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure - or hold a DBS currently subscribed to DBS Update Service
  • Provide overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and undergo professional reference checks
  • Ensure your CV covers all employment and education since leaving secondary school
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK

To apply for this rewarding position as SEMH Teaching Assistant in Preston, click 'Apply Now'. For additional information about the role, please contact Adam on (phone number removed) or (url removed).

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to progress your career in an excellent alternative provision, whilst making a positive impact on the lives of students in Preston.