SEMH Teaching Assistant - Lewisham

Location: Lewisham
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: MO00180
Salary: £90 - 115 per day + PAYE + CPD
Job Published: 11 days ago

Position: SEMH Teaching Assistant
Location: Lewisham, London
Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Salary: £90 - £115 per day 

Are you passionate about supporting students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can make a real difference? If so, we want you to join our dedicated team in Lewisham!

About Us:

We are a vibrant and inclusive school in Lewisham, committed to providing a supportive and nurturing environment for students with SEMH needs. Our mission is to help every child reach their full potential, both academically and personally.

The Role:

As an SEMH Teaching Assistant, you will:

  • Support students with SEMH needs in managing their behaviour and emotions.
  • Assist in creating and implementing individualized education plans (IEPs).
  • Work closely with teachers, SENCOs, and other staff to provide tailored support.
  • Help create a positive and inclusive classroom environment.
  • Provide one-on-one or small group support as needed.
  • Monitor and report on students’ progress and development.

What We Offer:

  • A welcoming and inclusive school community.
  • Professional development and training opportunities.
  • Supportive leadership and a collaborative work environment.
  • Opportunities to make a meaningful impact on students' lives.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.


  • Experience working with children with SEMH needs and challenging behaviour.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A patient, empathetic, and resilient nature.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Relevant qualifications or a willingness to undergo training.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive rates commensurate with your experience and dedication.
  • Access to extensive CPD opportunities year-round to support your professional growth.
  • Enjoy benefits such as a £50 refer-a-friend rebate and access to free webinars.
  • Join our supportive NQT/ECT Network and Community for ongoing support and networking.
  • Receive assistance with CV writing and access to marketing tools to enhance your career prospects.

Why Choose Protocol Education:

  • Join a dynamic team dedicated to inspiring, motivating, and supporting every student.
  • Become part of a school community committed to diversity, equal opportunities, and positivity.
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment where your creativity and passion are valued.
  • Make a meaningful impact in the lives of students, empowering them to reach their educational and personal goals.

If you're passionate about supporting students with additional needs and eager to embark on a rewarding journey in education, we want to hear from you! Apply now and seize this fantastic opportunity to make a difference in Lewisham. We look forward to welcoming you 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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