General SEND Teaching Assistants

Location: Weston-super-Mare
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: Gen Weston325634
Salary: Competitive
Job Published: 21 days ago

Job Title: SEND/SEMH Student Mentor

Location: SEND and Alternative Provisions Schools in Weston Area

Salary: £11.80 - £13.00

Contract: Full-time, Part-time

We are currently seeking an experienced and passionate SEND/SEMH Student Mentor to join our team and work in  SEND and alternative provisions schools. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing tailored support to students with special educational needs and social, emotional and mental health needs. 

Additional skills in working with ASC is not essential. However, if you have experience with ASC and PMLD students or have training in PEC’s, Team Teach, Makaton, ABA, Hoist, Manuel handling, Personal Care, this will aid you in your placement at the school.

If you are looking to make the transition into a SEND environment, the school also offer great training and support if you have the drive and passion that is essential in working with their young people.


  • Develop and implement individualized support plans for students with SEND/SEMH needs
  • Provide targeted intervention and support to enable students to overcome barriers to learning
  • Work closely with school staff to identify students in need of additional support and develop effective strategies to help them achieve their full potential
  • Monitor and track student progress, regularly reviewing and adjusting support plans as necessary
  • Provide guidance and advice to teaching staff on best practices for supporting students with SEND/SEMH needs
  • Liaise with external agencies and professionals to coordinate support for students and their families


  • Experience working in a similar role supporting students with SEND/SEMH needs
  • Knowledge and understanding of the SEND Code of Practice and current legislation relating to special educational needs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, parents, and staff
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, as well as independently
  • A positive and proactive approach, with a commitment to promoting inclusion and equality
  • Relevant qualifications, such as a degree in Education, Psychology or a related field, or a teaching assistant qualification

If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of students with SEND/SEMH needs and have the skills and experience required to excel in this role, we would love to hear from you. We offer a competitive salary, opportunities for professional development, and a supportive working environment.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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