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SEN/SEMH Teaching Assistant

A wonderful specialist school in Northumberland is looking for a nurturing individual to join their school as an SEN/SEMH Assistant. This school is all about encouraging children and young people aged 11-18 to aim high! With your support, you will help these students achieve their dreams and goals whilst discovering what are passionate about.

This school supports children and young people from a range of backgrounds with a mixture of additional needs such as learning difficulties, disabilities, hearing impairments, behaviour disorders and communication disorders. It would be beneficial if you already have experience supporting individuals with these needs, however, this is not essential providing you have a strong passion for going above and beyond to help others.

During this role, you'll be assisting the classroom teacher to ensure each student's needs are met both academically but also from an SEMH perspective (social-emotional, mental health). There is lots of room for personal development as you'll be able to learn new things whilst helping others.

This is a fantastic role if you're truly inspired to make a lasting impact on children's and young people's lives.

Looking for a different role?...

We have a range of classroom-based support roles available, so if this role isn't what you are looking for, contact us today! Our roles range from working with early years up to further education including a mixture of mainstream and specialist schools. For more information email your CV to

The Opportunity:

  • No weekends: Full time
  • £451.65 per week (term time only)
  • Nurture and inspire students within a supportive specialist school in Northumberland
  • Work alongside experienced teachers so you can develop your own skills
  • Support and bond with students who have SEN/SEMH needs from day one
  • Work within a positive and welcoming environment

The Candidate:

  • Hold a 2:2 degree or higher (ideally in psychology or a related subject)
  • Experience working with SEN individuals (preferred but not essential)
  • Passionate about ensuring all students get the support they need
  • Understanding individuals with great communication skills
  • Able to quickly build strong and trusting relationships
  • Caring and positive individual who's committed to promoting inclusion

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***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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