SEMH Teaching Assistant

Posted 24 April 2024
Salary £91 - £110 per day
LocationTyne and Wear
Job type Long Term Temporary
Discipline Secondary Education
Contact NameLaura Wotton

Job description

At Leader Education, we are seeking a dedicated and passionate Teaching Assistant (TA) to join and support secondary-aged students. The ideal Teaching Assistant will have experience working with young people who have social, emotional, or behavioural difficulties, as well as a genuine commitment to helping them reach their full potential.

Working with Leader Education:

  • 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

Key Responsibilities:

· Assist teachers in the delivery of a diverse and engaging curriculum.

· Provide one-on-one support to students with individualised learning plans.

· Foster a positive and inclusive classroom environment.

· Monitor and manage student's behaviour and wellbeing.

· Support the development of social and emotional skills.

· Collaborate with teachers and other staff to create an effective learning environment.

· Prepare and adapt learning materials to meet the needs of students.

· Assist with administrative tasks as needed.

· Communicate effectively with parents, carers, and external agencies as required.


· Candidates will need an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check or the willingness to obtain one.

· Minimum of a high school diploma; a relevant teaching assistant qualification is desirable.

· Previous experience working with secondary-aged students in an educational setting.

· A compassionate and empathetic approach to supporting young people with diverse needs.

· Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

· The ability to work effectively as part of a team.

· Resilience and adaptability when faced with challenging situations.

· A commitment to continuous professional development.

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