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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,029.00 - £28,248.00 Annually (Actual)

SEMH Support Worker job summary

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy

Job Description/Person Specification


Job Title:                 SEMH Support Worker

 Location:                  Cliff Park Ormiston Academy

Salary Range:        OAT Grade 6 Point 20-25  (£25,029 - £28,248 actual)

37 Hours per week   40 Weeks per year 

(Additional weeks to be worked flexibly to meet the requirements of the academy)

Hours o7 hours pe                Responsible to:     Vice Principal, Partnerships

 Purpose:  To support the leadership team to implement effective strategies to promote positive  and healthy behaviours through the effective co-ordination of the SEMH Support Worker

We are looking for an exemplary pastoral practitioner, who is motivated, enthusiastic, experienced and committed to supporting young people in the academy environment. The successful candidate will work with our most vulnerable students ensuring high standards of behaviour, engagement in learning and achievement.

Main Responsibilities  

§      Oversee the day to day running of the SEMH area

iai    Liaise with SENCO to meet the needs of students with EHC plans or additional needs for students in SEMH room.

§       Plan, prepare and deliver direct and structured reflection and restorative activities with students in order to advance their progress- in groups including coaching and mentoring, where required and as guided and instructed.

§      Plan with the student a timed intervention over a period of time so the student knows when the intervention will be completed.

§      Keep logs for each student and advise next steps if further intervention is needed.

§     Managing the day-to-day routines within the SEMH area maintaining the veryhighest standards of engagement and maintaining consistently high expectationsof students.

§      Provide relevant leaders with a summary of work / activities undertaken in the SEMH area providing them with guidance to ensure that support, if relevant, can be transferred to the classroom. 

§      Contributing to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and personal care of students. 

§      Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all. 

§     Contributing to the overall ethos/work/aims of the academy.

§      Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required. 

§     In conjunction with the SENDCo and other SEND staff, organise initial screening to determine need and plan a programme of interventions.

§     Any other duties deemed appropriate

         Performance Management:

T      The post holder will participate in the academy’s arrangements for performance management.

 Other Duties:

 To assist the Principal in ensuring that the academy runs smoothly, and acting in a management capacity, as the need arises. This includes:

Actively promoting the academy’s high expectations and equal opportunities policy.

      Maintaining sound procedures for security, supervision, and maintenance of the school environment, ensuring that all safeguarding/health and safety regulations are met.

      Modelling the highest standards of professional conduct, supporting and driving excellence in all practice within the academy; ensuring that Cliff Park Ormiston Academy and the Ormiston Academies Trust is always presented positively within and beyond the academy. 


All staff are part of a wider academy team.  Each individual, therefore, is required to support the values/ethos of the academy and the academy priorities as defined in the Academy Improvement Plan.  This will mean being responsive to the needs of colleagues, parents and students and being flexible in a demanding environment. On occasions the post holder may be expected to carry out additional tasks, as requested

by the Principal and Governors, which are not specifically specified in this job description.   

      All staff in the academy work subject to statute and academy policies and procedures. The post holder will be expected to become familiar with these and work in accordance with them.

      Due to the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of Criminal Record Disclosure to be undertaken.  It is essential that post holders disclose whether they have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and if so, for which offences. Any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the academy.  

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Cliff Park Ormiston Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
844 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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