SEMH Learning Support Assistant

Location: Shrewsbury
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: Secondary Support
Reference: SEMHLSA230011
Salary: £84 - 95 per day
Job Published: 17 days ago

Protocol Education are currently recruiting for Social, Emotional & Mental Health Learning Support Assistants to work within Special Educational Needs schools in Shropshire.

The students that attend the schools have either Autism (ASC), Social, Emotional & Mental Health Needs (SEMH), Complex Learning Disabilities, or have been identified as having a statement of an Educational Need or an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP).

The schools’ take pride in their commitment in providing an engaging and supportive environment for all students.  Their focus is to foster the individual growth, confidence, and basic skills of each child, whilst setting achievable and challenging goals. The goal is to instil a love for learning in all students by tailoring an approach to suit individual needs, and enabling the students to take full advantage of all opportunities that arise.

As a Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH) Learning Support Assistant, you will be working 1:1 or conducting group sessions with students with ASC and/or SEMH Needs, following the school curriculum and with the support of the Classroom Teacher.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Has experience in Special Educational Needs.
  • Has graduated any degree relevant with Special Educational Needs or Education.
  • Has a degree in Psychology, Criminology, and Psychotherapy.
  • Any aspiring Teachers, Educational Psychologists or Behaviour Mentors are encouraged to apply.
  • Behaviour Management skills are preferred but not mandatory.
  • A willing Leader; reliable, determined, and creative.
  • Would like the responsibility to support children with additional needs and can adapt themselves to meet those individual needs.
  • Believes that every student, regardless of their background or need, can make outstanding progress.
  • Able to create and maintain strong relationships with staff, students, parents, governors, professionals, and the local community.

How to Apply:

If you’re as excited about this role as we are, you can apply below - or get in touch with us directly via the Protocol website. Please note:

  • If you have been outside of the UK for more than 6 months in the last 5 years, then please provide a translated Overseas Police Check. 
  • We will need 2 references to cover the last 24 months.
  • Please be prepared to provide us with your Right to Work in the interview process. 
  • You will need a DBS on the Update Service or be willing to purchase one through Protocol.

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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