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Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant

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Are you a Psychology Graduate looking for a new challenge?

Are you looking to make a difference to the learning experience of SEN pupils?

Do you wish to gain valuable experience working in education?

Teaching personnel is offering an excellent opportunity for a psychology graduate to pursue a career in education. We work with a range of settings including SEN schools, Alternative Provisions and Pupil Referral Units supporting a variety of students. The schools cater for children with learning difficulties, Autism and Social Emotional and Mental health. They thrive to offer an all encompassing education to help develop individuals both in and outside the classroom. You main focus as a Teaching Assistant or Support Worker will be support children 1:1 whilst under the direction of the class teacher. You will liaise with class teachers and other staff to provide high quality and effective support.  

This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to get into educational psychology or even teaching, you will work in a multi-disciplinary team working alongside experienced teachers, psychologists and therapists. It is a key opportunity to gain invaluable classroom experience working with a wide range of pupils with a wide range of needs.

A successful candidate….

  • Graduate of Psychology or relevant (2:2)
  • Must be a graduate who aspires to work with SEN individuals
  • Compassionate, patient and overall committed to proving effective provision
  • Have a valid DBS on the update service (or be willing to get one)
  • Experience working in a classroom environment is desirable but not essential
  • Good behavioural management skills
  • Proactive and able to think on your feet

The Role….

  • Support every pupil  including children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Develop good rapport with students to enable effective support
  • Use expertise and knowledge to stimulate and interest students across all key stages
  • Provide equal education to ensure all pupils are challenged and progressing
  • Assist the class teacher in delivering high quality education
  • Help create a stimulating, high energy learning environment

If you would like to apply for this opportunity or find out more then contact me on the contacts below quoting ‘Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant’.

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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