SEMH Support Worker, Peterborough

Vision for Education LtdPeterborough
Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Vision for Education, the supply arm of TES, are seeking to appoint a motivated Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Support Worker to join our successful supply teaching team and to work in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) schools and specialist provisions across Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. 

This is a part-time/ad hoc position, working exclusively with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and to start as soon as possible.  The successful SEMH Support Worker will be working on a supply basis, as and when schools require cover in their secondary department. You will need to have an understanding and experience of supporting children, young people and/or adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Learning Disabilities. 

The ideal SEMH Support Worker will be involved in providing individualised support to primary and secondary-aged children both inside and outside of the classroom, working on a 1:1 basis and within small groups, and accompanying pupils to relevant therapy sessions if required.  This is an exciting supply role for a SEMH Support Worker to work with dedicated and committed school teams. 

The successful candidate will need to have high aspirations for all students they are supporting in the classroom.  To be considered for the position as a SEMH Support Worker in SEN Schools, you must:   

Patience and understanding of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) including; Profound and Multiple Disabilities (PMLD), Moderate Learning Disabilities (MLD), Autism (ASD/ASC) and Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD) 

Be supportive of the classroom teacher and deliver strong classroom management skills 

Be empathetic towards students with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties 

Be flexible with you teacher styles in order to adapt to each individual 

Be confident in working in small groups and on 1:1 basis 

Liaise effectively with parents and colleagues  

Ideally have an up to date Team Teach qualification, or be willing to complete the relevant training  

At Vision for Education, we take our responsibilities to our practitioners seriously and our aim is to ensure you are well supported and rewarded for your efforts. As part of the Vision for Education team, and as a SEMH Support Worker, you will receive:  

 •  Excellent daily rates of pay, paid weekly through PAYE 

•Support through your placements 

• Unparalleled daily rates 

• Access to a dedicated SEND Consultant 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

•  Access to free specialist Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities such as Team Teach, Autism Awareness and Moving and Handling Qualifications, and 20+ eLearning Courses through EduCare  

• £50 reward every time you recommend a colleague 

• Regular social events with 100% complimentary food and drink 

  If you are a SEMH Support Worker who can enthuse, motivate and engage students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you today.  

You must be eligible to work in the UK and meet Vision for Education's stringent safeguarding checks for this position as a SEMH Support Worker. We will also require you to hold a current DBS certificate (Child Workforce only) and it be registered on the Online Update Service. If your DBS is not registered online or you do not hold a DBS under Child Workforce, Vision will assist in your application.   For more information on this SEMH Support Worker position and other teaching opportunities Vision for Education have to offer within Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Peterborough and across Cambridgeshire, please contact the Peterborough SEND Team on 01733 371371.


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