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Psychology/Criminology Graduate Specialist Teaching Assistant

Job description

Teaching Personnel are looking for Psychology and Criminology graduates to work with client special schools throughout RCT as a specialist teaching assistant working with special educational needs. Pay will  start at GBP60.00 a day and can increase as far as GBP70.00 a day based on experience and performance. You will be expected to work between the hours of 8:30am and 3:30pm.

You will be asked to work with pupils with special educational needs on a one to one basis, supporting the pupils with their everyday routine and keeping them engaged throughout the school day and on track to meet their daily learning objectives. Candidates will be enthusiastic and show great behaviour management skills. Previous experience working with special needs, personal or professional is both advantageous for the role. You will be asked on a regular basis to report behaviours and positive achievements of your pupil, sharing good practice. The Students that attend the school will be diagnosed with autism or co-existing conditions including ADHD, learning difficulties, downs-syndrome, epilepsy and/or Mental Health Difficulties.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a Psychology or Criminology degree qualified/pending  or equivalent
  • Have strong behaviour management skills
  • Have experience in SEN (personal or professional) 
  • Be open to training (Team Teach, Manual Handling)
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be a team player
  • Have an outgoing personality
  • Be confident
  • Show great resilience
  • Have a passion for helping others

If you feel like you have any of the skills shown above, please contact Matt our specialist SEN consultant or send a copy of your CV through. We look forward to hearing from you.

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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