SEMH Teaching Assistant

  • £88 - 99 per day
  • Burnley, Lancashire, England
  • Temporary

Job Opportunity: SEMH Teaching Assistant

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs? Are you dedicated to supporting the educational journey of students with diverse learning requirements? Join our team as an SEMH Teaching Assistant in Burnley and be a part of our commitment to inclusive education!

Position: SEMH Teaching Assistant
Location: Burnley, Lancashire
Salary: Competitive, based on experience and qualifications

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-to-one and small group support to students with SEMH needs in classroom settings.
  • Assist the class teacher in planning and delivering engaging and differentiated lessons.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment conducive to the social and emotional development of all students.
  • Implement behavior management strategies and interventions to support students with challenging behavior.
  • Collaborate with the SENCO and other professionals to develop Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and provide tailored support to students.


  • A qualification related to working with children in schools, such as Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning.
  • Previous experience working with SEN children or children with challenging behavior is essential.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, and parents.
  • A patient, empathetic, and resilient attitude towards supporting the diverse needs of students.
  • A commitment to continuous professional development and a willingness to learn and adapt to new strategies and approaches.


  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • A supportive and collaborative team environment.
  • The chance to make a real difference in the lives of children with SEMH needs.
  • Competitive salary package and other benefits.

If you are passionate about supporting the educational and emotional well-being of children with SEMH needs, 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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