SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Teaching Assistant

Connex - Nottingham

SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Teaching Assistant

Location: Kirkby-In-Ashfield, surrounding areas of Nottinghamshire 

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of children with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) challenges? Do you have a strong desire to support students on their educational journey? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! We are currently seeking a dedicated and compassionate SEMH Teaching Assistant in Mansfield to provide 1:1 support for a student with specific needs. 

Position: SEMH Teaching Assistant

Location: Kirkby-In-Ashfield 

Contract Type: Full-Time, Temporary Long Term

Salary: £350 – £400 per week

The school which is based in Kirkby-In-Ashfield is committed to providing a nurturing and inclusive environment that fosters the holistic development of their students, including those facing Social, Emotional, and Mental Health challenges.

Role Overview:

As an SEMH Teaching Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting the learning and development of student with SEMH challenges, with a particular focus on providing 1:1 support for a student with specific. Your responsibilities will include:

  • 1:1 Support: Offering dedicated one-on-one support to a male student who may be disengaged, tailoring learning activities to his unique learning needs and fostering his academic progress.
  • Assisting Teachers: Collaborating with classroom teachers to create a supportive and engaging learning environment for students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health challenges.
  • Behavioral Support: Implementing behavior management strategies to help the disengaged student achieve his social and emotional goals and maintain a positive learning atmosphere.
  • Resource Preparation: Assisting in the preparation and organization of learning materials, ensuring they are accessible to the students.
  • Collaborative Approach: Working closely with other members of the SEMH team, parents/guardians, and external professionals to provide a comprehensive and integrated support system for the disengaged student.


  • Previous experience working with children or individuals with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health challenges is preferred but not essential.
  • A patient and empathetic approach, understanding the diverse needs of students and adapting your support accordingly.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills to effectively collaborate with teachers, parents, and other professionals.
  • A commitment to promoting inclusion, diversity, and equality within an educational setting.
  • Flexibility in working hours and the ability to adapt to changing schedules.
  • A valid DBS check (or willingness to obtain one) is required.


  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the life of a student student with SEMH challenges and contribute to his academic and personal growth.
  • Gain valuable experience in an educational environment and develop essential skills for a career in education or related fields.
  • Competitive salary package based on experience.
  • Access to ongoing professional development and training opportunities.

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about supporting students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health challenges, particularly providing 1:1 support to a student with specific needs and would like to be considered for this rewarding position, please submit your up-to-date CV. Email your application to 

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