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SEN TA with Specialism in SEMH (Depression)

Barnet LA

Job Description

Job Advertisement: SEN TA – Supporting Students with Depression

Hours of Work: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM, Term Time

Pay: £85 – £100 per day

Location: Barnet

Job Type: Full Time, Long Term

About the school:

Our academy in Barnet, London, is a non-faith school, proud of its inclusive environment. With over 400 pupils across key stage 1 and key stage 2 , we offer a diverse mix of high achievers and mixed ability learners. Housed in a beautiful Edwardian building, we’ve been rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED, with outstanding features. We prioritise progress in core subjects like Reading, Writing, and Maths, supported by great resources including an amazing library and sports facilities. With a focus on supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs, including high Autism, and students with depression, we provide a nurturing space for children to grow, with access to Thrive Trauma Support. Join our team and be part of a community dedicated to shaping bright futures for all our students.

About the role:

As a SEN Teaching Assistant specializing in SEMH (supporting students with depression), you’ll join our team in Barnet, London, to support students across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Starting ASAP, this full-time, long-term role doesn’t have an end date. You’ll work closely with teachers, providing tailored assistance to help students overcome learning barriers associated with SEMH. Additionally, you’ll foster positive relationships with parents, ensuring a collaborative approach to student support. Join us and make a real difference in the lives of our students.

Application Requirements:

• Previous experience working with children with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, particularly depression, is essential.
• A relevant qualification in education or SEN support is highly desirable.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with students, colleagues, and parents.
• Ability to work collaboratively within a team and adapt to the dynamic needs of the school environment.
• The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role, with a proven track record of supporting students with SEMH needs.
• Experience in delivering tailored interventions and strategies to support students’ emotional well-being and academic progress is preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

• Building strong, trusting relationships with students, fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment.
• Providing specialised support to students with SEMH needs, including depression, implementing tailored interventions to promote emotional well-being.
• Collaborating closely with classroom teachers and external agencies to develop and implement personalised support plans for students with depression.
• Contribute to school initiatives: Attend meetings and professional development sessions to share expertise on supporting students with SEMH needs. Stay updated on best practices in special education and mental health support, fostering continuous professional growth.

In addition to a competitive salary, our school offers a range of benefits to support staff well-being and professional development. These include access to on-site parking, state-of-the-art technology equipment, and opportunities to participate in well-being courses and continuing professional development (CPD) programs. At our school, we believe in nurturing talent and fostering career progression. Staff are encouraged to pursue further qualifications and training, with opportunities for advancement within the school community and beyond.

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 with Specialism in SEMH (Depression)

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