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Specialist support assistant New

Teaching Personnel

£11.85 - 12.50 per hour


Temporary | Full Time



Specialist Support Assistant

  • Supporting children with SEMH difficulties
  • Darwen
  • X2 roles
  • Full-time role, 8.00am-4pm
  • £11.85 per hour
  • Flexible start (ASAP start)
  • Until the end of the academic year (July 2023)

Teaching Personnel have been approached by a specialist provision in Darwen which caters for pupils aged 11-19 with complex social, emotional, and mental health difficulties. They are looking to recruit 3x Specialist support assistant due to new starters in Years 6, Year 7 and Year 8.

Many pupils who attend this school have not had a previously good experience at school and have been persistently absent from education. As a result, the pupils have large gaps in their learning and have low confidence levels in their academic ability.

The school offers a therapeutic environment which allows the pupils to thrive. A varied curriculum is offered including vocational subjects as well as core subjects. The school also focuses on enrichment and connecting the pupils to their environment, as a result pupils should feel more engaged with their education and want to do well.

As a specialist support assistant, you will be responsible for:

  • Helping pupils to engage with their learning
  • Be a learning coach and encourage pupils to engage with their education
  • Build positive relationships with pupils
  • Praise good behaviour
  • Deal with potentially difficult situations

Next steps

  • If you are interested in these positions, please get in touch with Keira by clicking apply now
  • Once we have your details on the system, we will be able to put your CV forward for the positions
  • The school will shortlist CVs and ask to meet shortlisted candidates, this may be for an informal interview/ trial day or week in school.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ’s on the Teaching Personnel website for details.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
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