Mental Health Support Assistant

Posted 14 May by Tradewind Recruitment

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Are you passionate about making a difference in young lives? Are you a graduate with experience working with teenagers or children with mental health needs?

Tradewind Recruitment is currently looking for an experienced and enthusiastic teaching assistant or graduate with experience supporting students with additional needs, for a secondary school in Nantwich!

This is a full-time role, 5 days a week, paying up to £100 a day. Temporary with the potential for permanent.

The Role:

  • Support students within the classroom, providing tailored guidance and encouragement.
  • Supporting small groups and working one-to-one with students with additional needs including SEMH, ASD, behavioural needs, and ADHD.
  • Collaborate with teachers to deliver small group instruction.
  • Promote a nurturing and inclusive learning atmosphere.
  • Help students build confidence and a passion for learning.

Ideal candidates will have strong curriculum knowledge and will ensure the support they deliver is of excellent quality using innovative and engaging approaches.


  • Previous children-based work experience - Experience in roles such as a Sports or Activities Coach is often highly transferable experience for supporting behavioural issues
  • Have an enhanced DBS certificate (or happy to apply for a new one)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to different learning needs and styles
  • Commitment to supporting student development and well-being
  • Understanding of the UK Schools curriculum

If you have a passion for supporting young people, then we would love to hear from you!

By registering with Tradewind, you will benefit from:

  • Top rates of pay through our attraction of the best education talent
  • Access to over 2,500 free training courses, thanks to our new partnership with The National College. More certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency
  • A generous referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a reward
  • Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
  • Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
  • A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
  • Our payroll team are onsite in London. Not offshore, not through a third party. We don't leave candidate service or pay to chance.
  • Holiday pay - You choose if you want to be paid inclusive of holiday pay or bank this to claim in the school holidays.
  • Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultant

To apply for this position, or to hear more about the exciting opportunities we have here at Tradewind, please call the Manchester Office on , or email

Required skills

  • support worker
  • Teaching assistant
  • classroom support
  • learning support assistant
  • sen teaching assistant

Application question

Do you have right to work in the UK?

Reference: 52648959

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