Mental Health Teaching Assistant

Posted 03 July 2024
Salary £80 - £100 per day
LocationWest Yorkshire
Job type Long Term Temporary
Discipline S.E.N.D
Contact NameLuke Bailie

Job description

Job Title: Mental Health Teaching Assistant

Location: Kirklees

Contract Type: Long term, Short term and temp to perm

Leader Education are recruiting Mental Health Teaching Assistants to work in SEND schools based in the Kirklees area. The ideal candidate will have experience working with children with SEND on a 1:1 basis. The school caters for young people aged 5-16 years old with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties in Key Stage 3 & 4 who have been either temporarily or permanently excluded from mainstream education. School based experience is not essential as relevant transferable skills, experience and personality will be taken into consideration.

The normal working pattern is Monday-Friday 8:30am until 3:30pm and is a long term position.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous experience working with children or young people, particularly those with challenging behaviour or additional needs.
  • A compassionate and patient approach to supporting students with complex needs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students and colleagues.
  • Flexibility and adaptability, with the ability to respond effectively to the changing needs of students and the school.
  • A commitment to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children and young people.

Leader Education can offer:

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme: £100 per referral (terms apply)
  • Free CPD including Team Teach
  • A dedicated consultant to answer any queries and for ongoing support
  • Potential permanent contract after a qualifying period

Interested candidates are invited to submit a comprehensive CV outlining their experience, qualifications which are relevant to this role. Please email your CV or call us on 0333 577 5034.

Leader Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, all applicants must go through a thorough vetting procedure, including enhanced DBS and reference checks.