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Mentor in Schools New

Teaching Personnel

£60 - 80 per day


Temporary | Full Time



Teaching Personnel are looking to recruit a Specialist Teaching Assistant to support a Pupil Referral Unit in Blackburn. The school caters for 11-16 year olds with complex SEMH difficulties and ASC; therefore, many children who attend the school display challenging behaviours.

Team Teach or MAPA training is desired but not essential.

As a Teaching Assist, you will be expected to support the children across the curriculum and, with a nurturing approach, cultivate their skills. You must also encourage students, in line with the schools ethos, to help them become more independent and confident.

The school are looking for a Pupil Support Worker, who can work with individual and small groups of children, preparing classrooms and materials, and building positive relationships with pupils to promote interaction and learning. The Pupil Support Workers offer essential support to our Teachers and could assist in the planning and delivery of lessons in a creative and positive setting.

Whilst previous experience of working in an SEN environment would be desirable, excellent support skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important. The school need people who share our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

The successful candidate must be extremely resilient, patient and persistent in order to build good rapport with the children which they are supporting. As many children who attend this school are often disengaged from education, the school has an broad and varied curriculum. Therefore, the successful candidate should be able to cultivate this interest and ensure to remain positive even in difficult situations.

Previous experience working in a similar SEMH provision is preferred.

This is a fulltime role from 8.15am – 3.30 pm Monday to Friday.

Pay for this role is negotiable but will not be less than £10.20 per hour.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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