School Mental Health Teaching Assistant

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: Secondary Support
Reference: MentalHeathSupportas
Salary: £77 - 85 per week + Training, £50 Refer a friend, No Payroll fee, Pension
Job Published: 4 months ago

Protocol Education are working with a number of schools in the Tyne and Wear area to support them with the recruitment of mental health support workers. 

We are recruiting for graduates (ideally psychology or social sciences but we will consider all graduates)/  Care Workers/ Teachers/ Youth Workers etc. You will work as  a Mental Health/Teaching Assistant in mainstream Secondary Schools across Tyne and Wear. You will work with children with both Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH) and SEND needs (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities), for example children with Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, etc. 

We have positions starting immediately (pending clearance) or from January 2024 with the potential to go through to July 2024 and beyond. An increasing number of our roles have led to permanent opportunties. 

You need the Right to Work in the UK.  You need to be available 5 days a week (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm).

Working as a mental health/ teaching assistant can be a challenging but rewarding role. It is fantastic experience for  anyone hoping to buiild experience before progressing in a career in education like teaching or educational psychology. It's a great opportunity to help change the lives of young people for the better and really make a positive impact. 

Protocol Education are looking for a Mental Health Assistant who;

  • Believes that every student, regardless of their background or need, can make outstanding progress
  • Is caring and has the drive and passion to continue to develop strong relationships and the well being with staff, students, parents, governors, professionals and the local community

 Protocol Eduction can offer;

  • Competitive rates that express your experience and responsibilities
  • CPD during half term or summer
  • £50 refer a Teacher/TA Bonus
  • Free Webinars
  • Social events
  • NQT/ECT network and community
  • CV writing assistance and marketing tools

If this sounds like you. Don't delay. Apply today. For a confidential chat or to find out about our other positions call or email

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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