SEMH Teaching Assistant. Job in Shirley Education & Training Jobs

  • Job Reference: 1312354721-2
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Recruiter: TeacherActive
  • Location: Shirley, West Midlands
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Support / IAG, Teaching Assistant
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Exciting Opportunity: Full-Time Teaching Assistant Position at SEMH School in Solihull, Birmingham

Are you a compassionate and dedicated individual with a passion for supporting students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs? We are seeking a dynamic Teaching Assistant to join our team at School Name , located in the vibrant city of Solihull, Birmingham. This full-time role offers a rewarding opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of young learners and contribute to their academic, social, and emotional development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one and small group support to students with SEMH needs, both in the classroom and during extracurricular activities.
  • Assist the class teacher in planning and delivering engaging lessons that cater to the diverse needs and abilities of students.
  • Implement behavior management strategies and interventions to support positive behaviour and create a safe and inclusive learning environment.
  • Support students in developing social skills, emotional regulation, and self-esteem through structured activities and therapeutic interventions.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, parents, and external agencies to develop and implement individualized support plans and monitor student progress.
  • Provide feedback to the class teacher on student performance, behaviour, and well-being, and contribute to the ongoing assessment and evaluation process.

Key Requirements and Skills:

  • Relevant experience working with children or young people with SEMH needs, preferably within a school or educational setting.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, colleagues, and families.
  • Empathy, patience, and resilience in supporting students facing social, emotional, and behavioural challenges.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and follow instructions from the class teacher and SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator).
  • Basic knowledge of English spelling, grammar, and punctuation to assist students with literacy activities and written assignments.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and a proactive approach to supporting student learning and well-being in a dynamic school environment.

Key Questions:

  • Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of students with SEMH needs, helping them overcome barriers to learning and achieve their full potential?
  • Can you work effectively as part of a team, collaborating with colleagues, parents, and external agencies to provide holistic support for students?
  • Do you have the empathy, patience, and resilience required to support students facing social, emotional, and behavioural challenges?
  • Are you committed to ongoing professional development and learning, with a willingness to enhance your skills and knowledge in supporting students with SEMH needs?
  • Are you ready to embark on a full-time role as a Teaching Assistant at our SEMH school in Solihull, Birmingham, and contribute to creating a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for all students?

If you are a compassionate and dedicated individual with a desire to support students with SEMH needs, we invite you to apply for this exciting full-time position. Join us in making a difference in the lives of young learners and helping them thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Apply now and become part of our passionate and supportive school community!

All applicants will be contacted to discuss suitability and then invited to register with TeacherActive.

Registration involves an enhanced DBS check, ID checks and will require you to supply good professional references. We pride ourselves on excellent service. We can provide a wide range of opportunities in schools and other educational institutions, with good rates of pay, at times to suit your needs.

Regular external audits have shown repeatedly that our standards are exceptional. We are passionate about finding the right staff for each environment.

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