SEMH Teaching Assistant

  • £79.92 - 85.00 per day
  • Burnley, Lancashire, England
  • Temporary

Job Title: SEND Teaching Assistant

Location: Burnley, United Kingdom

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience

About Us:
We are a vibrant and inclusive school located in Burnley, dedicated to providing exceptional education and support to our students. We are currently seeking a passionate and dedicated SEND Teaching Assistant to join our team.


  • Provide support and assistance to students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), particularly those with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.
  • Work closely with classroom teachers to implement individual education plans and adapt teaching methods to meet the diverse needs of students.
  • Assist students in accessing the national curriculum and completing assigned tasks.
  • Provide emotional support and guidance to students, promoting positive behavior and social skills development.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and external professionals to ensure the holistic development and well-being of students.


  • A relevant qualification related to working with children in schools, such as Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning.
  • Proven experience working with SEND/SEMH children in a school environment, preferably with knowledge of the national curriculum.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with students, colleagues, and parents.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting the educational and emotional needs of children.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently when required.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to respond to the changing needs of students and the school environment.


  • Competitive salary package
  • Opportunities for professional development and training
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • The chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families


All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy

  • Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained
  • You must have legal right to work in the UK
  • You must be willing to attend a registration interview

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Spencer Clarke Group work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary, Special Education needs and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.

If you are interested in this role or would like to know more, please contact Jolie on 01772 954200 or alternatively via email on


Jolie Moon Recruitment Consultant

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