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ASD/SEMH Teaching Assistant

North Durham AcademyStanley, Co Durham

Principal:  Mrs A Sweeten

New College Durham Academies Trust comprises of two large Academies, Consett Academy and North Durham Academy, located some six miles apart in North West Durham.  New College Durham, is our lead sponsor and both Academies are located in multi million pound new builds, offering unrivalled state of the art facilities for our students and communities in Consett and Stanley.

The Trust is seeking to appoint an ASD/SEMH Teaching Assistant to join our Student Support Team at North Durham Academy.

ASD/SEMH Teaching Assistant

Grade 3 - £18,083 - £19,965 pa (which reflects actual salary)

37 Hours per week Term Time plus 5 additional days

The successful applicant will provide support to the Harbour Manager towards the academic and social education of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Social and Emotional Mental Health needs. You will be responsible for a caseload of students inside and outside the classroom environment delivering intervention programmes to individuals and small groups.

We require a high-quality Teaching Assistant who has an interest in children with ASD/SEMH. You should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the complex issues and co-morbidities associated with ASD such as ADHD, Attachment Disorder etc.  Applicants should have a ‘no excuses’ attitude to achievement.

You should be compassionate and be able to deploy a wide range of interpersonal skills, together with strong behaviour management. It is essential you are able to work using your own initiative, under pressure to achieve quality work. You will be required to work flexibly according to the needs of the Academy.

For further information about our Academy, please visit 

Please do not attach copies of CV's/qualification certificates. Only the information detailed on the application form will be used as part of the short-listing process.  Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted. Completed applications should be emailed to: by no later than Midday: Wednesday 15 September 2021.

Applicants should assume they have been unsuccessful if we have not contacted them within 28 days of the post-closing.

New College Durham Academies Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and will undertake the appropriate employment checks to meet this commitment.

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