Behaviour & Mental Health Support Assistant, Behaviour Mentor, Intervention Tutor, SEMH Support, SEND Teaching Assistant
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Posted 7 months ago


PRU Teaching Assistant – Immediate or January Start – Full-Time – Long-Term – £90 – £110 – Croydon

  • Have you always been interested in psychology, mental health and behaviour?
  • Do you have experience and enjoy working with children and young people?
  • Do you want to help young people overcome barriers and achieve their full potential?

WhoFoundWho is a premium consultancy service, working in close partnership with a Good Ofsted-rated school in Croydon. Our partnered primary school is looking for energetic and motivated individuals passionate about supporting students with SEMH and behavioural needs. If you are an aspiring teacher or educational psychologist, this could be your ideal position!


About the PRU Teaching Assistant Role

As a PRU Teaching Assistant, you will be working alongside an amazing multi-disciplinary team of passionate professionals to give the students of this school the best possible outcomes for their future.


Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing behavioural, well-being, social, physical and academic support to students at risk of exclusion or with social-emotional mental health (SEMH) needs and other complex needs including autism, ADHD and speech and language difficulties
  • Working with all students within the classroom and/or on a 1:1 basis
  • Working alongside the class teachers, therapists, SLT and other TAs to ensure the best possible opportunities for all students
  • Ensuring a safe, welcoming and positive environment
  • Managing challenging behaviours and conflict resolution to encourage positive and healthy peer relationships
  • Promoting the school’s ethos, values and policies


About the Successful PRU Teaching Assistant

  • Experience in a similar role (beneficial)
  • A good understanding of SEMH and SEND
  • Confident and strong behaviour management skills
  • Flexible approach and happy to work in and out of the classroom
  • Reliable, resilient and positive


Other transferable skills or experience in the following roles although some school-based experience is essential

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Behaviour Mentor
  • Outreach Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Prison Officer


Important Information

  • Location: Croydon
  • Days: Monday to Friday (term-time only)
  • Hours: 8:30am – 4pm
  • Contract: Long-term until July ’24 with potential for a permanent contract for next academic year or sooner
  • Start date: November 2023 or January 2024
  • Pay: £90 – £110 per day *umbrella


What WFW Offers:

Schools will only ever be within 45 minutes travel from your home address to avoid daily travel stress

In-depth support throughout your contract from a consultant who has first-hand experience working in mainstream and special schools

  • Immediate start
  • Permanent contract opportunities
  • £90 – £110 per day with pay reviews
  • Outstanding and supportive working environment
  • Honest and insightful opportunity description


PRU Teaching Assistant – Immediate or January Start – Full-Time – Long-Term – £90 – £110 – Croydon

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