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Psychology graduates wanted 1:1 behaviour buddy

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Job description

  • Have you recently graduated in Psychology or is it a subject that interests you?
  • Are you looking to apply for your PGCE or maybe a career in youth work?
  • Do you need more classroom experience to enhance your application?

Teaching Personnel might have the perfect opportunity for you. We are working with a school in the Porth area to find a highly motivated and energetic teaching assistant to support a student with emotional difficulties and challenging behaviour. Becoming a teaching assistant will give you invaluable insight into how to manage a challenging classroom environment. You will work with teachers daily to help find a considered and effective approach to help the student learn while helping them with their social interactions around the school.

The school is making huge progress in improving their behavioural ethos around the school. They are keen to welcome driven and passionate individuals who will support in implementing new practices. The school is due to move into a new state of the art facility at Easter time and are looking for support during this stage.

  • Based in Porth CF39
  • Immediate Start date
  • Up to £300 a week
  • Working 1:1 with a pupil who needs emotional support
  • Potentially supporting with small groups of 11-14 year olds
  • Temporary role with likely opportunity to remain permanent at the school.

Previously, Psychology graduates have worked exceptionally well in this school and many have been successful in securing a full time permanent position after completing their PGCE.

The school is looking to fill this position for after half term so if this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you please apply today.

For the right candidate Teaching Personnel can offer you;

Excellent Rates of Pay

Career Progression and Development

A Dedicated team of recruiters to support your application process

Excellent experience to use in your PGCE application

£50 refer a friend bonus

If this sounds like an area where you could excel in then please apply via the link provided. One of our dedicated Secondary Team Consultants will be in touch to discuss your application further. Alternatively please send you CV to Jack Jenkins at

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.

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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