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Psychology Assistant

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Have you recently completed a Psychology degree?

Are you looking for an ideal opportunity to work with mental health in a classroom?

Are you passionate about supporting children with Special Educational Needs?

Teaching Personnel are recruiting for an ambitious and driven individual to fill the position of Psychology Assistant at one of our partner schools in the Stockport area. The school caters for a wide range of Special Educational Needs of children aged 11-18 years, including ASC, SEMH, physical disabilities and language and speech difficulties. They are OFSTED rated 'Outstanding' and the right candidate will have the communication and interpersonal skills necessary to thrive in the excellent team already at the school. They will be confident and authoritative enough to keep pupils engaged whilst having the empathy required to properly understand the pupils' individual needs and intervene accordingly. Students are often of adult age when they leave so an emphasis is placed on fostering their ability to live independently after school.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • 1:1s working with pupils to keep them on track with their curriculum
  • Intervening when students aren't engaging in their academic and social development
  • Reporting back to other staff upon evaluation to promote best practice

Teaching Personnel is the UK’s biggest teaching and support staff agency, placing thousands of candidates at over 5000 schools each academic year. Established in 1996, we have 24 years industry experience informing the process of you applying for positions to being placed in a role that’s right for you. If you decide to register with us, you will be assigned a consultant who will guide you through the process, ensuring all the relevant documents are in place for this particular kind of work. Teaching Personnel also offer heavily discounted CPD programs, our own safeguarding training and an online diary to help you manage your workload whilst you’re with us. A lot of the roles we offer are temporary, but with a high possibility of becoming permanent if you settle into the job well.

Do you feel you meet the criteria for this exciting opportunity? If so, apply by sending your CV to or you can give me a call on 0161 242 1793.


All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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