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Mental Health Teaching Assistant

Date Posted: 07 February 2024 2024-02-07T13:52:13+00:00

Subject: SEN (Special Education Needs) Education

Branch: Lancashire Location: BlackburnLancashireGB

Position: Teaching Assistant


Type: Supply Alternative Provision Teaching Assistant

Supply Alternative Provision

Pay: £80 - £100 per day


This role has been created new within the provision in Blackburn to work with a handful of students that are displaying severe social and emotional, mental health behaviours (SEMH).This specialist provision caters to pupils of all ages (5-18 years old) and are committed to provide all pupils attending with a nurturing and bespoke curriculum. In this role you will be given a handful of students to work 1:1 with alongside the classroom teacher, Educational Psychologists and the SENDCO.

The school are urging all candidates to apply with experience working as a Care Worker, Social Worker, Support Worker, Foster carer, Nurse, Teaching Assistant and Support Assistants. To be successful for this role we are looking for candidates that are calm , compassionate and not fazed by challenging behaviour and confrontation.

The school are searching for multiple applicants in order to create a small mental health team that can provide support in therapy sessions.

About the school:

  • Class sizes are small with a maximum of 12 pupils per class. The curriculum that is delivered within this provision is tailored and individualised to the pupils attending. The bespoke curriculum within this school means they offer opportunities and lessons to support the children (e.g Agriculture therapy, cooking therapy, Art therapy and life skills learning)
  • The school holds training sessions for all staff members that are eager to expand their knowledge working with pupils displaying social, emotional and mental health behaviours.
  • The school is a safe, positive and structured environment where their aims, goals and visions are to encourage every pupil to achieve both academic goals and personal goals.

To be eligible for this role you will have:

  • Experience working with children or young people
  • Have experience in a care or healthcare setting
  • Be comfortable in a challenging environment
  • Be creative, warm and inspiring


Justteachers dedicated SEND Team supports a variety of different settings including specialist SEND schools and provisions, alternative schools, PRU’s, mainstream schools with SEND departments and other educational and care settings. We can help you secure a permanent role, long term and fixed term placements, and also ad hoc supply work if you’re looking for flexible work. To register for SEND jobs, simply fill out your details in the form below and a dedicated SEND consultant will be in touch to discuss how we can help you.

If you are a Teaching Assistant or Support Worker looking for a new challenge, please apply below, or call Holly now on 01756 243125.

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