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SEMH Teaching Assistant

£1,350 to £1,600 Per Month
Job Type
30 Aug 2022
Empowering Learning are recruiting for a SEMH Teaching Assistant on behalf of a lovely Rochdale based secondary school to work on a one to one basis with a year 10 student with Social and Emotional needs. The student needs a empathetic and compassionate individual with an understanding of the issues they face on a daily basis. The successful SEMH Teaching Assistant must also show a willingness and ability to develop a positive rapport with the students family and be confident informing the family of progress on a daily/weekly basis.

Interviews are initially over the phone at 3:15pm on Thursday 1st September. The first call entails a discussion with the school SENCO and Assistant SENCO.

There are no formal qualifications required for this SEMH Teaching Assistant position although it is advised to carefully read the full advert prior to applying if you are seriously looking to be considered for this role. The school can train a person who is motivated, driven to succeed and passionate about supporting the needs of young people.

The school for this SEMH Teaching Assistant role:

One of the most improved academies in the country in 2016

11-16 secondary school with around 1100 students, operating just under capacity

State of the art facilities

Supportive SLT team

Passionate about supporting staff development

0.5 Progress 8 score

Majority of students achieve their target grade across core subjects subjects

The school are looking for a dedicated and passionate SEMH Teaching Assistant to join our Learning Support Team.

There would be the opportunity to gain your Level 1, 2 and 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification with the Academy.

As a SEMH Teaching Assistant you will supervise individuals and groups of children in order to accelerate their progress and learning, working in close liaison with teaching staff and leaders to ensure students catch-up with their learning (enabling them to do well and access the full curriculum).

You will also work with the Director of Special Educational Needs and Learning Support to assist with the planning and delivery of the Key Skills and Catch-Up group work-shops and support teachers to ensure such students develop good and great attitudes to learning.

The school has a strong focus on supporting those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with almost 1 in 3 receiving free school meals. For this SEMH Teaching Assistant role it is imperative that you meet the schools values of inclusivity and removing barriers to learning.

To apply for this SEMH Teaching Assistant role you will need:

A DBS on the update service

A passion for supporting young people

An understanding of the needs of young people

Please apply to this SEMH Teaching Assistant role directly or contact James Watts at Empowering Learning to find out more.

Note - please only apply if you have a DBS on the update service or a willingness to apply for one, live within commutable distance of Rochdale and are free Mon-Fri between the hours of 8:30 and 3:30pm. Unfortunately only candidates who meet this criteria will be considered for this role
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  • Job Reference: 697886257-2
  • Date Posted: 30 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Empowering Learning
    Empowering Learning
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £1,350 to £1,600 Per Month
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent