SEN TA Specialising in Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs


Job Description

An exceptional opportunity has emerged at a nurturing school in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, for a dedicated Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) specializing in supporting children with social, emotional, and mental health wellbeing needs across both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. If you possess a passion for making a positive impact and providing essential support to students facing mental health challenges, this role is an ideal fit for you.

About the School: Situated in Cheshunt, the school prides itself on its inclusive ethos, embracing diversity and welcoming students from diverse backgrounds and cultures. As a non-faith-based institution, the school is committed to fostering a supportive environment for all students. With a Good OFSTED rating, it maintains excellent behavioural and attendance records. The school’s beautiful building with a rich history offers a conducive learning environment and convenient access to public transportation via the Tube and Bus routes.

Position Overview: As a full-time SEN TA, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 students with social, emotional, and mental health wellbeing needs. Collaborating closely with classroom educators, the SEN TA will lead the implementation of engaging and immersive lessons while tailoring plans to meet the diverse needs of students across both key stages. Patience, empathy, and dedication are essential qualities required to provide the necessary support to keep students focused, assist with emotional regulation, and foster a positive learning environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate seamlessly with classroom educators to deliver targeted support for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 students with social, emotional, and mental health wellbeing needs.
  • Implement tailored learning plans and dynamic teaching methodologies to address the unique needs of each child.
  • Cultivate an inclusive and supportive learning atmosphere, prioritizing the social and emotional well-being of every student.
  • Actively engage in stimulating classroom activities, ensuring the participation and enthusiasm of each child in their educational journey.
  • Foster strong partnerships with parents, guardians, and fellow professionals, ensuring a holistic and cooperative approach to each child’s development.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven experience working with children in an educational setting, particularly within Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
  • Demonstrated understanding of social, emotional, and mental health wellbeing needs, with flexibility in implementing effective support strategies.
  • 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 each child, especially those facing mental health challenges.

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
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SEN TA Specialising in Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs

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