SEN TA Specialising in Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs


Job Description

An exceptional opportunity awaits for a dedicated Specialist SEN Teaching Assistant (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Needs) in the heart of Finchley! This role promises a rewarding experience within a thriving school community committed to nurturing the well-being of all students.

About the School:

Nestled in the vibrant community of Finchley, our school stands as a beacon of inclusivity and diversity. With a rich history and state-of-the-art facilities, we welcome students from all cultures and backgrounds. Rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED, we take pride in our exceptional behavioural and attendance records, fostering an atmosphere of respect and collaboration.

Role Overview:

As a full-time Specialist SEN Teaching Assistant, the chosen candidate will play a pivotal role in supporting students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Needs (SEMH) in either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2. Working closely with classroom educators, they will provide tailored support and guidance to help students overcome obstacles and flourish emotionally and academically.


  • Build strong rapport and trust with students, providing 1-1 support to address social, emotional, and mental health challenges.
  • Collaborate closely with classroom educators to develop and implement personalized strategies and interventions, fostering positive growth and well-being.
  • Cultivate a nurturing and inclusive learning environment, prioritizing the social and emotional well-being of every student.
  • Engage students in enriching activities and discussions, promoting self-awareness, resilience, and positive relationships.
  • Foster strong partnerships with parents, guardians, and fellow professionals, ensuring a holistic and collaborative approach to student support.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven experience working with children in an educational setting, particularly in either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.
  • Demonstrated expertise in supporting students with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Needs (SEMH), showcasing adaptability and empathy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, fostering seamless collaboration with teaching staff, parents, and stakeholders.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting the individual needs of students’ social, emotional, and mental well-being.

Location and Hours:

Situated in Finchley, our school offers convenient access to public transportation links via Tube and Bus routes. This full-time position operates from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm, providing ample opportunities to make a positive impact on students’ lives.

Do you feel you meet the criteria for this exciting opportunity? If so, please either apply below or contact Teach-Now directly. All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. If you are not contacted within 2 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and continue to help you in your search for a job within education. Good luck with your application, we look forward to hearing from you.

Teach Now operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.

We are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination. Teach Now is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Clearance.

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Sami Ozay
Sami Ozay
Sami is a Resourcer, with responsibility across all London boroughs.



SEN TA Specialising in Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs

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