SEMH Teaching Assistant

SEMH Teaching Assistant Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a SEMH Teaching Assistant to join our team.


  • Working with the class teacher on differentiation;
  • Providing feedback and helping with assessments;
  • Potentially working with small groups or in a 1:1 setting;
  • Supporting students with SEND with not only academic needs but their social and emotional well being too;
  • Helping with life skills lessons and pastoral needs;
  • Working with the lead teacher to help engage students as much as possible;
  • Guiding students in their work and helping them to develop core learning skills;
  • Find strengths of pupils and help them develop these areas;
  • Creating specific lessons plans based to accommodate all students;
  • Working 1:1 with named child, whilst providing high quality support and provision;
  • Working closely with other staff to ensure the facilitation of learning;
  • Supporting pupils to develop and improve their behaviour within the classroom;
  • Supporting to achieve the child’s learning objectives for the day;
  • Creating a positive learning environment;
  • Monitoring every student’s development and creating plans to help with progress.


  • You must have legal right to work in the UK;
  • Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained;
  • You must be willing to attend a registration interview;
  • Possess strong classroom/behaviour management skills;
  • Team-teach trained (Veritas can provide this);
  • Specialist SEBD (Social, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties) School;
  • Current DBS;
  • SEBD experience;
  • One to one and small group work;
  • SEMH experience;
  • Strong behaviour management and confident with challenging behaviour;
  • Previous support work within a school or other children related experience;
  • SEN experience is essential;
  • Experience working in specialist schools such as SEN schools or Pupil Referral Units;
  • Professional manner.