SEMH Teaching Assistant

Location: Leeds
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: SEMH 2.0
Salary: £80 - 105 per day
Job Published: 16 days ago

Protocol Education


£80-105 a day

Are you a passionate sports graduate with a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people facing Special Emotional and Mental Health challenges? We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Teaching Assistant. This role offers a unique opportunity to combine your love for sports with your dedication to supporting students with SEMH needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide tailored support and assistance to students with SEMH needs.
  • Utilise your knowledge and skills in sports to engage students in physical activities, promoting their well-being and mental health as well as in their core subjects.
  • Assist classroom teachers in delivering personalised learning plans, ensuring each student's individual needs are met.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment where all students feel valued and supported.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and external professionals to implement strategies for managing challenging behaviours and promoting positive social interactions.


  • A degree in Sports Science, Physical Education, or related field (desired but not essential).
  • Experience working with individuals with SEMH challenges (desirable but not essential.)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Passion for sports and a creative approach to using sports activities to support learning and development.
  • Flexibility, resilience, and a willingness to adapt to the diverse needs of students in a dynamic educational setting.
  • Relevant certifications in first aid, safeguarding, or behaviour management are advantageous.


  • Opportunity for professional development and career progression within a supportive environment.
  • Competitive salary package with additional benefits.
  • Rewarding role where you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people.
  • Access to ongoing training and resources to enhance your skills and expertise.
  • If you are a dedicated sports graduate with a passion for supporting students with SEMH needs, we want to hear from you! Join our team and help shape the future of our students by applying today.

How to Apply:

Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to [insert contact details]. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. We look forward to welcoming the right candidate to our team!

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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