SEMH Teaching Assistant

Trafford, Greater Manchester
GWM 00040_1612531758
Date Posted:05 Feb 2021
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£70 - £75 per day
  1. Long-term

SEMH Teaching Assistant

Trafford, Greater Manchester

Tradewind is recruiting for an experienced SEMH Teaching Assistant for a secondary SEMH school in Trafford!

Do you have a natural ability to engage young people from vulnerable and challenging backgrounds?

Have you worked as a SEMH Teaching Assistant or Behaviour Mentor before?

About the role:

  • SEMH Teaching Assistant in a special SEMH secondary school.
  • Start date - 1st March 21.
  • Full time and long term with the potential to turn in to a permanent contract.
  • Pay up to £80 per day.
  • Providing a range of pupils with emotional, behavioural and learning support.
  • Provide 1:1 support where required as well as tailored learning interventions in key skills subjects.
  • You must have previous experience as a SEMH Teaching Assistant, Behaviour Support Worker, Youth Worker or Residential Support Worker for children or young adults with SEMH or challenging behaviour.



About the school:

  • Special school for young people with Social, Emotional & Mental Health Difficulties, SEMH.
  • Rated GOOD by Ofsted. Staff have strong relationships with pupils and there is mutual respect shown in and out of lessons. Staff enjoy strong support from management and there is a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
  • Curriculum based as closely as possible on national curriculum with additional vocational elements.
  • Most pupils improve from their starting points in core subjects and go on to achieve academic or vocation qualifications that support them in to employment or training.
  • Stable and skilled team of SEMH Teaching Assistant staff that all support each other when needed and through challenging situations.


About the pupils:

  • All pupils are aged 11-16 and all have an EHCP for Special Needs including SEMH or ADHD, Attachment Disorder, ODD and other associated needs.
  • Pupils can display verbal or physical aggression at times and need constant supervision.
  • On rare occasions staff use Team Teach behaviour management strategies and positive handling techniques to manage behaviour ans safeguard pupils and staff.
  • Some students are LAC and have associated obstacles to learning and development.
  • Any new SEMH Teaching Assistant will need to show empathy, patience, resilience and perseverance in abundance.

By registering with Tradewind Manchester, you will benefit from:

  • An honest and friendly team with a wealth of educational experience
  • Consultants that will listen to what you want and support you wherever necessary
  • Top rates of pay through our attraction of the best education talent
  • More training and development than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
  • A great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a generous reward
  • Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
  • Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
  • A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
  • Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants


Please call the Manchester office on 0161 674 0138, or email graham.warner@twrecruitment.com



To join us and be successful in this SEMH Teaching Assistant role, you will need to:

  • Be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional references checks.
  • Provide a CV with at least 10 years employment/education history included and any employment breaks must be explained.
  • Have the legal right to work in the UK.

A bit about Tradewind...

  1. As a Sunday Times Top 100 employer, we're committed to putting candidates & staff first
  2. We employ the best in the business to provide an exceptional service to our candidates
  3. Top rates of pay (all rates are typically inclusive of holiday pay, however we will happily accrue this upon request)
  4. More free CPD courses than any other education recruiter
  5. Awarded REC Audited Education Gold Standard status and we're proudly an Equal Opportunities Employer

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