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SEMH Teaching Assistant
contract type
contract terms
Short-term/day-to-day supply
£325 to £375 per week
Apply by
09 April 2022
Job start
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Vision for Education are currently looking for an SEMH Teaching Assistant to work in schools across Tameside supporting students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Issues.

About the role

  • You will be supporting the teacher within the classroom allowing each student full access to their education
  • You may be required to work with small groups of students under the supervision of the teacher including implementing induvial learning plans
  • You will need to establish trusting and positive relationships with students and provide them with a good role model image
  • We will be looking for those with a resilient, empathetic and patient personality

About the school

  • We work with a variety of supportive and nurturing schools in Tameside that provide education for young people who find mainstream schools unsuitable
  • These schools support young people aged between 11 – 16 and classes do vary in size
  • A broad curriculum is taught including vocational subjects
  • There is a strong focus on helping pupils manage their emotions and behavior to prepare them for learning and the world after education
  • There are opportunities for the role to become permanent with the school after a qualifying period


To be considered for the role of SEMH Teaching Assistant you will:
  • Be motivated to make a positive difference in students' learning
  • Care deeply about students' wellbeing and personal development
Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:
  • Have a minimum of 6 weeks relevant experience working with children or young people
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.

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 Holly Hodkin on 0161 641 3743 or email
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