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Teaching Assistant/Higher Level Teaching Assistant - SEMH School

£22,478 - £24,576

Woking, Surrey

Are you ready to embark on a truly rewarding adventure?

PSR Solutions are absolutely thrilled to partner with one of the UK's leading providers of therapeutic and child-centred education in search of a passionate and dedicated Teaching Assistant. This isn't just any job; it's a transformative journey located near the charming town of Woking, Surrey. With a salary ranging from £22,478 to £24,576 per annum, this full-time position promises not only financial reward but also the profound satisfaction of making a real difference in the lives of young minds aged 11 to 17 with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.

Imagine a place where no two days are the same and no two children are the same either. This independent specialist school caters to students with a variety of additional needs, including Autism, ADHD, and communication difficulties. Here, Teaching Assistants play a pivotal role, donning many hats to meet the complex and challenging behaviours of the pupils. Flexibility, a non-judgemental approach, resilience, and solution-focused thinking are key traits for success in this role.

What to expect of the role:

  • Support teaching and learning
  • Work with children 1:1 or delivering sessions with small groups of students
  • Manage classroom resources
  • Take children on educational trips and visits
  • Have their lunch with children who struggle socially
  • Have a good basic understanding or English and Maths
  • Keep children safe when they are experiencing heightened behaviours with strong behaviour management skills and excellent communication
  • Create, play and teach games to pupils to develop their social skills or further learning
  • Create amazing displays which support teaching and create an exceptional learning environment
  • Celebrate success
  • Participate in therapeutic training sessions or reflecting on difficult periods

Teaching Assistants at this school are not just support staff; they are highly valued team members whose input drives the school's decisions and enhances both the academic and extracurricular offerings.

Benefits and Rewards

  • The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the company
  • Competitive salary
  • Extensive training and professional qualification opportunities
  • Small class sizes
  • The chance to be part of an expanding, national organisation that recognises skill, effort and potential and grows its own leadership teams
  • Flexible pension
  • Regular therapeutic and supportive supervision
  • Employee benefit service with access to wellbeing services, salary sacrifice schemes

If you have a good basic understanding of English and Maths, a knack for creating engaging displays, and a passion for making a difference, we want to hear from you. The school is deeply committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Be prepared to undergo an Enhanced DBS check and due diligence checks on social media use.

Join us in this life-changing role and bring your unique talents and perspectives to our diverse and inclusive workplace.

Apply now or call Katie Butler on 07591 201522 for more information. Your next great adventure awaits!

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