Psychology Graduate - SEND Teaching Assistant

Location: Bristol
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: jt 6/6/24 a
Salary: £12.90 - 13.50 per hour + PAYE
Job Published: 18 days ago

About Protocol Education:

Protocol Education is a leading education recruitment agency dedicated to matching talented educators with rewarding opportunities in schools across the UK. We work closely with schools and educational institutions to provide high-quality staffing solutions, ensuring that every student has access to the support and resources they need to succeed.

Position Overview:

We are seeking passionate Psychology graduates to join our team as SEND Teaching Assistants. In this role, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to support students with special educational needs in various schools supported by Protocol Education. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of students while gaining valuable experience in the field of psychology and education.


  • Provide one-on-one support to students with special educational needs, both inside and outside the classroom
  • Utilize your knowledge of psychology to understand and address the individual needs of students
  • Assist teachers in implementing strategies and interventions to support student learning and development
  • Help students develop social skills, emotional regulation, and resilience
  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and other professionals to create personalized learning plans for students with special educational needs
  • Monitor student progress and provide feedback to teachers and parents
  • Ensure a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Psychology or related field
  • Strong understanding of child development, learning theories, and psychological principles
  • Empathy, patience, and a genuine desire to support students with diverse learning needs
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Flexibility and adaptability in responding to the changing needs of students


  • Competitive salary
  • Professional development opportunities, including training in special educational needs
  • Opportunity to apply psychology knowledge in an educational setting
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of students with special educational needs

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further 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.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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