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Psychology Graduate | Behaviour Support

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Are you a Psychology graduate looking to further your experience in special educational needs?

We are looking for a calm, assertive SEN teaching assistant to support in a SEN school in Leicestershire. The school caters for the needs of a variety of pupils, ranging from those in wheel chairs, non-verbal students, SEMH, ASD and more. This long term Teaching Assistant position is perfect for a Psychology graduate or experienced ASD worker, looking to develop their career in Clinical or Educational Psychology.

The school requires a Learning Support Assistant who has the ability to maintain a calm and patient atmosphere and have the skills to support behaviour management. It's crucial that you are pro-active and engaging with the children as this will allow for progress amongst pupils within the class. You will be working with a variety of children on a 1:1 level and in small groups.

If you have any of the below this could be the role for you...

  • Experience of working with children within or without a school setting
  • A strong desire to help children achieve their potential
  • Relevant qualifications such as NVQ level 3, PECS, Makaton and/or Team Teach
  • Ambition to grow and progress with education
  • Key skills and experience needed:
  • Experience working in specialist schools such as SEN schools or Pupil Referral Units

You will be expected to:

  • Establish rapport and respectful, trusting relationships with pupils, their families and their carers
  • Encourage the development of self-confidence, sensitivity and respect for others through the understanding of individual rights and responsibilities
  • Ensure positive inclusion of all pupils by fostering community links and developing the role of the school as part of the total educational provision
  • Provide a curriculum that is accessible and relevant to the needs of each individual pupil through a range of activities and opportunities which ensure that learning is fun
  • Encourage self-advocacy and independence
  • Generate attitudes of respect and understanding towards all individuals irrespective of background
  • Give emphasis to the quality of relationships between all people in the school.

Teaching Personnel can offer you:

  • Ongoing training through our CPD Academy, courses include Team-Teach, Autism Awareness, Safeguarding and Moving & Handling
  • Gold standard safeguarding and vetting checks
  • Weekly pay PAYE
  • Competitive pay
  • A committed consultant who is specialised and dedicated in securing you a long term role
If you are interested in this role please send an up-to-date CV to

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.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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