Teaching Assistant in a College

Posted 12 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
LocationEast London
Job type Contract
Discipline Secondary Education
Contact NameChloe Brown

Job description

Teaching Assistant in a College

A lovely College based in Barnet are looking for a specialist behavior and trauma teaching assistant to join their team. The school is located right in the center of Barnet, and thrives off the busy atmosphere and dynamic culture of the city it is in.

The role

As an SEMH teaching assistant at this school, you will be expected to provide excellent care and promote all students to improve behavior through educational vices whilst also supporting and managing social and emotional needs.

You will be based in the classroom, but your duties will go beyond helping improve grades.

You may be asked to work 1:1 with a student with a purpose to help the student feel accepted in their differences and channel new outlooks to feed an exceptional future.

The leadership believes that there are no "bad" kids, just impressionable, conflicted young people wrestling emotions and impulses. The student based in this school is battling stigmas and you would help create an environment safe enough for them to find new ways to communicate and process these feelings.

Behaviour Mentor - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs Job role:

  • Supporting children with a range of SEN & SEMH to keep them engaged in the classroom.
  • Encourage the development of the students' social skills.
  • Work within the classroom and in smaller groups to accommodate needs.
  • Support and comply with the school's safeguarding procedures.
  • Full-time, long term position starting ASAP.
  • Located in the Borough of Barnet.

As a Behaviour Teaching Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting students with challenging behaviours, helping them develop strategies to manage their emotions and improve their social skills. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Building positive relationships with students and establishing a rapport based on trust and respect.
  • Assisting in the creation and implementation of individual behaviour plans, tailored to each student's needs.
  • Providing one-on-one or small group mentoring sessions to develop students' social and emotional skills.
  • Implementing behaviour management strategies and interventions in line with the school's policies and procedures.
  • Promoting a positive and inclusive learning environment by modelling appropriate behaviour and attitudes.
  • Collaborating with teachers, support staff, and external agencies to ensure a holistic approach to student support.
  • Monitoring and recording students' progress and behaviours and reporting any concerns to the appropriate staff members.
  • Encouraging students to take responsibility for their actions and supporting them in resolving conflicts.


  • Previous experience working with young people who exhibit challenging behaviours, ideally in an alternative provision or similar setting.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to build positive relationships with students, colleagues, and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent behaviour management skills and the ability to implement effective strategies to support students' emotional and social development.
  • A patient and compassionate approach, with a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of young people.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding procedures and a commitment to promoting the welfare of students.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the diverse needs of students in a dynamic educational environment.
  • You may be required to work with other types of disabilities.


A relevant qualification in Cache qualifications, mentoring, counselling, social work, or a related field is desirable but not essential.

A valid enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance or willingness to obtain one.