Behaviour Support Teaching Assistant - Gainsborough

Lincolnshire, DN21 Ruth Jarman
Temporary/Full Time £440.00 - £500.00

Posted 20 days ago

Job Position: Behaviour Support Teaching Assistant

Location: Gainsborough

Contract: Temporary, Full-Time

Salary: From £440 per week

Driving License Preferred

Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable students? Have you considered a role in a alternative provision? If so, Simply Education would love to talk to you about SEMH opportunities across the Lincolnshire area.

Simply Education is seeking a dynamic and resilient Behaviour support Teaching Assistant to join and work collaboratively in alternative provisions. The successful candidate will support vulnerable students with social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) needs, fostering a positive learning environment and promoting academic success. This role requires adaptability, empathy, and a strong understanding of behaviour management strategies. Some of our students have additional attachment and trauma response so the successful teaching assistant must be prepared to invest the time and patience in our students to promote the best outcomes.

Simply Education are looking for teaching assistants that have an open mindset and understand the important of using initiative in the role. Each day is different, so you must be adaptable and receptive of an ever-changing environment. Our schools strive to provide students with engaging and creative curriculum that considers students individual needs. An element of enthusiasm and a good sense of humour would be required.

Key Responsibilities:

Implementing Behaviour Management Strategies: Teaching assistants often assist in implementing behaviour management strategies outlined in students' behaviour support plans. This may involve using techniques such as positive reinforcement, de-escalation strategies, and conflict resolution skills.

Supporting Inclusion: Teaching assistants help promote inclusion by facilitating the participation of students with needs in various classroom and school activities. They may collaborate with teachers to modify activities and assignments to ensure accessibility for all students.

Providing Emotional Support: Students with SEMH needs may require additional emotional support. Teaching assistants should be empathetic listeners and provide encouragement and reassurance to help students cope with challenges and build resilience.

Building Positive Relationships: Establishing trusting and positive relationships with students is essential. Teaching assistants should create a supportive and nurturing environment where students feel safe to express themselves and seek help when needed.


A full, clean driving license (preferred but not essential)

Previous experience working with SEMH children/adults

Resilience is key for this role due to some behaviour's that can present

Advantages of working in an SEMH environment:

Shorter working hours which will help you to establish a better work life balance.

Smaller class sizes where you can really get to know your students.

Satisfaction in supporting and seeing students reach their full potential.

The key benefits of working with Simply Education:

Your own dedicated SEND consultant with around the clock access via phone.

Access to our Educational Development Managers who provide free CPD training.

Email and SMS confirmation of bookings.

£75 refer-a-friend scheme.

If you like the sound of this or would like some more information, then don’t hesitate in contacting us! Please click apply and send us a copy of your CV or if you would like an informal chat about the job role, please contact or alternatively on 01522 370172 at our Lincoln office.

*As part of the recruitment process, all candidates are required to have 2 years referencing, provide a 10-year history of education/work and have an enhanced DBS check completed. All offers are subject to satisfactory background checks. *


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