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Psychology Assistant

Are you a Psychology graduate?

Ideal opportunity to gain experience of working with mental health within the classroom

Are you passionate about supporting children with Special Educational Needs?

Teaching Personnel are currently looking to appoint passionate and enthusiastic psychology graduates to work with children across multiple schools in the Oldham/Tameside  area. The position will be working predominately with children 11-16 year old pupils who have variety of Special Education Needs including; moderate, severe and profound, and multiple learning difficulties. Ideally you will have a flexible nature and be prepared to cover across all years where needed.

The successful Teaching Assistant for this post will be a Psychology Graduate, and as a result will have a good theoretical understanding of special educational needs. You must also be a confident, and a resilient, Teaching Assistant who holds a genuine desire to help young people with SEN achieve. Having experience in supporting children who display challenging behaviour or have a variety of SEN is not essential but beneficial to fully flourish within this role.

This is a fantastic Secondary school which offers a great opportunity for Psychology Graduates to begin a career after University.

Do you feel you meet the criteria for this exciting opportunity? If so, apply by sending your CV.

An ideal Teaching Assistant will have:

-          Experience working with children with SEMH needs

-          Empathy and patience

-          Resilience

Teaching Personnel

Working with Teaching Personnel also comes along with many benefits, we offer:

  • Specialist consultants on hand to support you
  • Recommend a friend Scheme
  • Opportunities for permanent positions
  • CPD opportunities
    (Team Teach, Autism awareness, effective behaviour management)


If you believe you have the skills and attributes to fulfil the needs of the role please contact Laura or email a copy of your CV.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel.com/faqs 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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