SEMH Teaching Assistant

  • £79.92 - 90.00 per day
  • Blackburn, Lancashire, England
  • Temporary

Job Title: SEMH Teaching Assistant

Location: Just outside Blackburn, Lancashire

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs? Do you have experience working with children in educational settings and a qualification related to supporting teaching and learning? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Position Overview:
We are seeking a dedicated SEMH Teaching Assistant to join our team just outside Blackburn, Lancashire. The ideal candidate will have a relevant qualification, such as Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning, and demonstrable experience working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), SEMH, or challenging behavior.


  • Provide one-to-one or small group support to students with SEMH needs, assisting them with their learning and emotional development.
  • Implement behavior management strategies to support students in managing their emotions and behaviors effectively.
  • Collaborate with teachers and other staff members to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Monitor and record students' progress, identifying areas for improvement and implementing interventions as necessary.
  • Support students during transitions between activities and settings, ensuring their safety and well-being at all times.


  • Relevant qualification related to working with children in schools, such as Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning.
  • Experience working with children with SEND, SEMH, or challenging behavior in an educational setting.
  • Strong understanding of behavior management techniques and strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, colleagues, and parents/carers.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of children with SEMH needs.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children with SEMH needs.

If you are passionate about supporting children with SEMH needs and meet the above requirements, we would love to hear from you!


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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