SEMH ( Social, Emotional and Mental Health) Learning Support Assistant

Posted 18 March by Bridge Education and Training ltd
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Bridge Education are looking to recruit SEMH experienced Support Staff for a SEN setting within the Preston Area.

Aims and purpose of the job:

 To be the secure person for a designated group of students/form group by supervising and providing particular support, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.

 Develop a holistic approach to meeting Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, enabling learners to make good progress by working with teachers, other support staff, families and external agencies.

 Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans, Risk Assessments, Personal Care and Therapy Care programmes for a designated group/form.

 Establish therapeutic relationships with students and interact with them according to individual needs.  Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students.

 Encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by teachers.  Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.

 To help students develop resilience and independence, both learning in lessons and forming positive relationships with peers and staff.

 Provide feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of teachers.

 To develop and enhance expertise in supporting students with complex social, emotional and mental health needs by attending training and working alongside relevant internal and external professionals such as psychologists and therapists.

 To provide support in the delivery of specialist interventions, taking a lead where appropriate.

 To sustain an active engagement with families of designated students to help them explore issues and make changes in areas that may be affecting their child’s learning and development. This may involve home visits.

 To track the progress of students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs using the available data and monitor the impact of interventions, sharing this with the SENCo and other relevant professionals.

Required skills

  • Learners
  • Primary Health Care
  • Schools
  • SEN
  • Support Staff

Reference: 41481117

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