Behaviour Specialist Teaching Assistant

Posted 22 March 2024
Salary £95 - £105 per day
Job type Contract
Discipline Special Education Needs
Contact NameCarly Walters

Job description

Do you have experience working with vulnerable people or do you have a passion for helping others?

Are you looking for a new role supporting young people with Special Needs?

Are you resilient and compassionate?

Remedy Education are looking to recruit Behaviour Specialist Teaching Assistants to work with young people with SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) needs. The school is a mainstream Primary school based in Greenwich.

The children who are in need of extra support at the school are dealing with SEMH challenges such as depression and social anxiety. Some of them have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). This means that they struggle to regulate their own emotions and have a difficult time establishing and maintaining social relationships with peers.

The work is 5 days a week, term time only and the hours are 8:30-15:30. You would be working 1:1 with identified children.

The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of working with children, young people or adults who display challenging behaviour.
You will need to be compassionate, resilient and be able to establish an excellent rapport with hard-to-reach pupils.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Supporting 1:1 in class and around the school.
  • Help the pupils to access the curriculum and possibly tailor the lesson of the activity to their level of ability.
  • Make learning fun, enjoyable and accessible.
  • Be a support to the pupils when they are struggling, and help them to calm down and remain focused.

Essential Criteria:

  • 2 years' worth of references, 1 has to be working with children or vulnerable adults (needs to be recent and this could be paid or volunteer work)
  • A relevant DBS/Police checks.
  • Able to work between, 5 days a week

What can Remedy Education offer you?

  • One of the best supply experiences in the South East London - check out our Google reviews!
  • Free specialised, in-person training in areas such as Team Teach, Makaton, PMLD/SLD Awareness, Autism Awareness, and more.
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • Subsidised initial DBS cost (we pay £15, you pay £30, refunded after working 5 days)
  • Specialist support/ mentoring while you are working

If you think this could be a job for you, please get in touch to find out more. We are always available for an informal chat if you want to find out more about whether this role is suited to you.

Remedy Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of the staff we employ to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo checks including reference checks, TRA checks and will need to have a DBS; there will also be a face-to-face interview.