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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) – SEMH – Lancashire

Liquid Personnel is currently looking for an experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join our clients SEMH Service in Lancashire. You will be joining an independent specialist school providing high-quality, therapeutic, and child-centred education to boys and girls aged 6-17.

You will be working with children who come from a wide range of backgrounds, but all have Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH), and many will also have other Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) such as Autism, ADHD, and communication difficulties. Many will have suffered significant trauma and adverse childhood experiences and may have social care involvement.
Your benefits as a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA):

  • Small class sizes
  • Enhanced management support
  • Room for growth and advancement
  • Team working ethos within compass
  • Everything child centred
  • Successful and dynamic organisation
  • Assistance with lesson planning and general “work life balance”

Your duties as a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) may include:

  • Supporting teachers in the classroom
  • Working with children 1:1 or delivering sessions with small groups of students
  • Managing classroom resources
  • Taking children on trips and visits
  • Having lunch with children who struggle socially
  • Managing heightened behaviours and keeping children safe
  • Playing board games
  • Conducting science experiments
  • Making amazing displays
  • Celebrating success
  • Part of therapy sessions or reflecting on difficult periods

Essential requirements of this Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) role:

  • Qualified Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
  • Previous experience in a SEMH setting
  • The legal right to work in the UK


Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) – SEMH – Lancashire

Job details
Sector: Special educational needs
Location: Lancashire
Salary: £21,000 - £21,000 pa
Type: Permanent