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SEMH/SEN Teaching Assistant

Are you passionate about children receiving the support they need to excel in school and life in general?

If the answer is yes, look no further!

We are working with a fantastic secondary school in Hartlepool. This school prides itself on offering its students a holistic approach to education.

We are looking for a confident, caring, and personable graduate to join this school's SEN specialist provision. As a SEMH/SEN Teaching Assistant, you'll be working closely with students on a small group and one-to-one basis as well as working alongside teachers and other professionals to ensure student's needs are met.

This is a highly rewarding role where you will be making an impact to the lives of students who have social-emotional mental health needs (SEMH) and special education needs (SEN).

Aspiring Teacher?...

This is a great opportunity for aspiring teachers who are keen to explore teaching as you'll receive support from the school and our pre-teacher training programme throughout. This school is also part of a multi-academy trust that's committed to supporting new teachers in their journey to becoming qualified… This trust has and a which allows graduates to teach subjects other than their chosen degree. ***Please note there isn't a guarantee that either of these courses will be available to you upon working in the school.***

What To Expect From This Rewarding Opportunity:

  • Support children from a range of backgrounds from day one
  • A sometimes challenging yet extremely rewarding role where you can truly make a positive impact to children's lives
  • Gain support throughout your role from the school and our highly praised pre-teacher training programme
  • Full Time: Monday – Friday
  • £451.65 per week (term time only)
  • Develop your skills and gain invaluable classroom experience to support you in deciding if teaching is the right career for you

What We Are Looking For:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2:2 (psychology or related subject would be an advantage but not essential)
  • Experience working with individuals who have SEN and SEMH needs (preferred but not essential)
  • A confident, personable individual with a genuine passion for supporting children
  • An empathetic, adaptable and understanding individual who's able to build strong trusting relationships
  • Inspiring individual who's able to encourage and motivate children
  • Good listener with great problem-solving skills

If this sounds like you I would love to hear from you!

TO APPLY: click 'Apply' or email your CV to

***Step Into Teaching is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure and Baring Service check***

***We aim, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within 5 working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future.***


    £451.65 per week (term time only)
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Do you have UK GCSE 4 (grade C) or above in English & Maths (for primary science also required)