SEMH Teaching Assistant

  • Permanent
  • Kenilworth
  • £385 - 450 per week

Connex - Birmingham


Solihull, West Midlands, B93

Ideally need someone with a full UK Drivers licence


Full time– 8:30am-3:30pm

Connex Education has partnered with a Special School in Solihull, B93 who are looking to unlock potential and nurture growth in 5-11 year old’s with Social Emotional Mental Health needs (including ASC, ADHD and Attachment Disorder). We are recruiting a team of experienced and qualified SEMH Teaching Assistants to start ASAP. The role is full time and long term. The school hours are:

Monday 8.25 till 4.30pm (this includes 3.30 to 4.30 whole staff training)
Tuesday to Thu 8.25 till 3.30pm
Friday 8.25 till 2pm (this makes up for the extra time on the Monday for training.

Within this role you will teaching and supporting the student with lesson tasks/activities in a diverse and adaptable manner, manage their behaviour, and liaising with the class teacher and other members of staff around progress of the pupil.

As a dedicated team of SEMH Teaching Assistants, you don’t just support – you inspire. Develop strategies to manage their responses appropriately to build resilience, celebrate successes and achievements to build self confidence and self esteem. ‘Join us in fostering a learning environment where challenges become stepping stones, and every individual shines as a unique masterpiece in the canvas of education.’

Personal qualities:

  • Soft, gentle but must also be firm and friendly
  • Patient 
  • Passion for supporting, guiding, and inspiring children within the classroom
  • Sensitivity and understanding, to help build good relationships with pupils
  • A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Commitment to safeguarding pupil’s well-being and equality

Summary of essential requirements:

  • Knowledge and awareness of working with pupils with SEMH
  • Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures
  • Team Teach and restraint training
  • Organise and manage teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment
  • Communicate effectively with other staff members and pupils, and with parents and carers under the direction of the SENCO
  • Relevant qualifications e.g., Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Enhanced DBS on the Update service or willing to get a new one

Prior to appointment, a classroom trial will be required. Because of this we will need to ensure we have full vetting and compliance checks in line with Safer Recruitment in Education

Why work with Connex?

  • Promotional pathway- Level 2, 3 & HLTA.
  • Competitive weekly pay (PAYE)
  • A personal educational consultant to support your career goals
  • Flexible working hours
  • AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations)- full compliance to offer you the pay/ conditions you are entitled to
  • £200 refer a friend bonus scheme
  • In house, FREE CPD accredited courses such as SEND awareness

If you think this opportunity is right for you or you would like to discuss our roles further, please get in touch or send your CV to or call me on 0121 4564040. I look forward to hearing from you!

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