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SEMH Teaching Assistant
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contract term
Long-term, Permanent
£18,500 to £21,500 per year
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28 April 2022
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SEMH Teaching Assistant required for an all boys provision based in Lewes, starting immediately on a temp - perm basis.

About the role

Do you have experience working with children or adults with Special Educational Needs? If so, we may have a rewarding opportunity for you!

We are urgently looking to recruit exceptional SEMH Teaching Assistants on behalf of a special independent school based in Lewes who provide access to education for boys who are unable to attend mainstream education due to their SEND needs. The SEMH Teaching Assistant role will involve working across both key stage 3 and 4, supporting pupils 1-1 and assisting within the wider class.

The Teaching Assistant position is full time, due to start immediately but notice periods can be worked with on a temp - perm basis.

About the school

The school is a small unit for boys attached to a residential care setting, it is a unique setting that are highly effective in supporting complex children who have experienced trauma and adverse childhood experiences. The unit cater to students aged between 11 – 16 who have SEMH needs.

The school aims to motivate children and young people to engage with education and overcome barriers to learning whilst inspiring learners to make positive life choices. They are looking to recruit numerous committed, nurturing and kind SEMH Teaching Assistants to join a dynamic and inclusive school.


To be considered for the role of SEMH Teaching Assistant you will:
  • Have prior experience of working with children who have SEMH needs and associated behavioural issues
  • Be patient and have an approachable manner
Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.


£18,500 to £21,500 per year

No Pro-Rata
Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:
  • A minimum of a Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent
  • Recent experience working with SEND individuals above the age of 7

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:
  • Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
  • Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
  • Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
  • FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.
Vision for Education do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call Rebecca Cheong on 01273 952 488 or email

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