Behaviour & Mental Health Support Assistant, Behaviour Mentor, Intervention Tutor, Learning Support Assistant, SEND Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant
Central London, East London
Posted 10 months ago
  • SEMH Teaching Assistant
  • SEN School
  • Outstanding Environment
  • Newham
  • September 2023
  • £17,500 – £21,500 Per annum

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs?

Do you have the skills and dedication to provide exceptional support to individuals who require one-on-one assistance?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join a dynamic team at an SEN school in Newham as a SEMH 1:1 Teaching Assistant.


About the School:
This school is a vibrant and inclusive learning environment catering to students with a range of special educational needs. They are dedicated to providing a nurturing and stimulating atmosphere where every student can thrive. With a focus on SEMH, our committed staff members work collaboratively to meet the unique needs of each individual, fostering personal growth and academic achievement.


Position Overview:
As a SEMH 1:1 Teaching Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in supporting a specific student with social, emotional, and mental health challenges. You will work closely with the student, their teachers, and other professionals involved in their care to provide tailored academic, social, and emotional support.


Your role will involve:

  • Establishing a positive and trusting relationship with the student, promoting their well-being and fostering a sense of belonging.
  • Assisting the student in accessing the curriculum and implementing individual learning plans.
  • Implementing behaviour management strategies and providing guidance to support positive social interactions.
  • Monitoring and tracking the student’s progress, providing feedback to teachers and relevant professionals.
  • Collaborating with the wider school community, including parents and external agencies, to ensure the student’s holistic needs are met.



  • Previous experience working with students with SEMH needs, preferably in a school setting.
  • A patient and empathetic approach, with the ability to build positive relationships with students.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively liaise with students, teachers, parents, and external professionals.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills to prioritize tasks and manage individual needs effectively.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing requirements of the student.
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development and a willingness to learn and implement new strategies.

Job Features

Job Category

Secondary, SEND


£17,500 - £21,500

Year group

KS3 / KS4 / KS5 / SEND

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