SEN TA with Specialism in SEMH

Hackney LA

Job Description

SEN Teaching Assistant (SEMH Specialism)

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

Pay: £85-£100 per day

Location: Hackney, East London

My client, a reputable educational institution nestled in the vibrant borough of Hackney, East London, is currently seeking a dedicated SEN Teaching Assistant with a specialization in Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH). As an integral part of the support team, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in providing tailored assistance to pupils with SEMH needs, fostering a nurturing and inclusive learning environment. This full-time, long-term position offers a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of students.

About Hackney and the School: Hackney is a dynamic borough known for its rich cultural diversity, thriving arts scene, and vibrant community spirit. The school, situated in the heart of Hackney, reflects the area’s inclusive ethos and commitment to providing high-quality education for all. With modern facilities and a supportive staff team, the school offers a welcoming and inclusive environment where every student is encouraged to thrive and reach their full potential.


• Provide one-to-one and group support to students with SEMH needs, promoting their emotional well-being and academic progress.
• Implement individualized behaviour management strategies to support students in managing their emotions and behaviours effectively.
• Collaborate closely with class teachers, SENCO, and external professionals to develop and implement personalized education plans (PEPs) for students.
• Foster positive relationships with students, acting as a mentor and advocate to facilitate their social and emotional development.
• Assist in the creation and adaptation of learning resources to meet the diverse needs of students with SEMH requirements.
• Maintain accurate records of student progress and behaviour, contributing to ongoing assessments and reviews.


• Relevant experience working with children or young people with SEMH needs, preferably within an educational setting.
• Strong understanding of SEMH and its impact on learning and behaviour.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with students, staff, and parents.
• Patience, empathy, and resilience to effectively support students facing social and emotional challenges.
• Relevant qualifications or training in SEN support or related fields (desirable).
• Enhanced DBS clearance (or willingness to obtain).

If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of students with SEMH needs and meet the above criteria, we would love to hear from you.

Apply now to join our dedicated team and be part of our mission to empower every student to succeed.

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.



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