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Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Behaviour – SEMH Secondary School Teaching Assistant

West Drayton

Full Time; Fixed Term Contract/temporary to permanent

September 2020 start

The school is located in West Drayton and due to an increase in the number of children displaying behavioural challenges and the amount of time children have missed out on school this year, the special needs co-ordinator wants to interview and recruit a Behaviour – SEMH Teaching Assistant as soon as possible. It is a friendly and welcoming school which are continuously striving for improvement and have a high percentage of EAL (Romanian, Punjabi, Polish) and SEN pupils. The school believe that every child has the ability to succeed regardless of background and challenges they face and they are seeking someone to help nurture their pupils and share their ethos.

If you are a graduate of Psychology, come from a profession with transferrable skills or have experience of working with children with challenging behaviours through social work or care work, you would be welcomed to apply for the role. Equally if you are an existing Teaching Assistant with specific behavioural experience we would encourage you to apply.

Experience of working with challenging behaviours is highly desirable but transferrable skills and professions will also be considered.

Supporting behaviour and inclusion within an SEMH Secondary School

This opportunity for a Behaviour – SEMH Teaching Assistant will involve:

  • supporting pupils with barriers to learning, who display challenging behaviour
  • Supporting children on a 1:1 or small group basis, as a learning support assistant
  • Show a calm, caring and nurturing approach as building positive relationships is key to improving behaviour and supporting the children within the school
  • Working closely with the class teacher to enable pupils to progress and plan accordingly to achieve this together

If you are able to commute to West Drayton and would like to apply for this position as a Secondary School teaching assistant supporting children with SEMH and behavioural challenges we would love to hear form you!

Supply Desk can offer you:

* Competitive rates of pay

* Recommend a friend bonus scheme

* Out of hours on-call service

* Day to day or long term assignments

In addition to top rates of pay, and a commitment to your professional development we can offer you a pension contribution scheme and a dedicated consultant to support you every step of the way.  Please visit our website www.supplydesk.co.uk.

To take full advantage of this opportunity please forward your CV to jennifer.harrison@supplydesk.co.uk

or call Jenny Harrison on: 01923 295 338 / 01494 840527 / 01296 752 499 or Nav Panesar on 07584 632190  for more information.

Due to the overwhelming response to online advertising, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Supply Desk offer a £100 ‘Golden Hello’ for anyone who introduces a teacher/teaching assistant. Get in touch for further details.

Supply Desk is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment and meet Safer Recruitment standards. (AGY)

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