SEMH Support Assistant role - Primary School in Preston (PR2), Lancashire
Level 2 (minimum) or equivalent qualification required to undertake this role
Work from September 2022 - July 2023 with Teaching Personnel
Primary School in Preston have approached Teaching Personnel to appoint a specialist member of support staff to work on a 1:1 basis with a child in Year 3. The child has recently relocated to the area and requires academic and social support.
The child has an education plan for social, emotional, and mental health needs and so the school are keen to employ a member of staff to work from 8:45 to 15:15. This pupil requires a nurturing approach as lockdown has had a negative effect on their mental health.
The school has a positive Ofsted grading and has been oversubscribed for a number of years. This is predominately a White British community which is well known for its low socio-economic families, transient communities and rented social housing. Generally, the school employ members of staff who have worked previously in schools with high pupil premium. Behaviour at this school is exemplary and the Head Teacher is keen to recruit staff who understand the importance of maintaining high standards.
The role will be to begin from September 2022 and run through till summer with a few to supporting the pupil through the 2022/23 academic year and beyond. The SENCO will provide support for the success member of staff and give additional training and professional development needed to provide good support for the child. In the meantime, the SENCO has asked for a range of CVs, she is considering candidates with care and support worker backgrounds, nursery experience and of course school-based experience.
To be considered please click 'apply now' and then I will contact you to discuss next steps. It is likely the SENCo will invite candidates into school for a short interview as well as a tour around the school.
Last year, the school had an influx of children requiring SEN support staff and so a number of teaching assistants were taken on through Teaching Personnel. Three of the staff members secured a permanent contract with the school and have commented on how well they have settled in.
There is no fee to join Teaching Personnel, all we ask is that you have the correct experiences, qualifications and an up-to-date DBS on the update service online or a willingness to obtain one.
The expected pay rate for the role will be between £10.77-£11.77 per hour.