Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant

Location: Lewisham
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Primary Teaching and Learning Assistants
Reference: 26
Salary: competitive salary
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Position: Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant

Location: Lewisham 

Start: Immediate start

Eligibility to work in the UK 

We require Psychology teaching assistants to work with children who have special needs with our partner schools in Lewisham. This role will give you a good overview into working with special needs. We are specifically looking for psychology graduates who have a keen interest in developing their SEN skills and can also help out with interventions. The role is entry level positions and no previous experience is required but a passion/ willingness to bring change is must. 

If you are pursuing psychlogy graduation and looking for part-time role or are a Psychology graduate with an interest in developing your experience in working with students with additional needs and looking for full-time role then look no further as the schools we work with are the nicest schools and they are very supportive and welcoming with all new staff?

Do you have relevant experience or an interest in working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Social, Emotional or Mental Health (SEMH) needs or PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties)? Are you hoping to go on to become an Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist? 

If you have the below technical skills and requirements then this would be the post for you.

  • Aspiring educational psychologists / SEN Teachers / Newly experienced/ Newly qualified Psychology. 
  • Mentoring 1:1 & Small Group work (6-8 class sizes)
  • An interest in working with students with SEND
  • outgoing, strong, confident personality and can work independently.
  • can do intervention with Numeracy and literacy support.
  • A patient and understanding approach.
  • Be flexible in your approach. 
  • Understand ABA - Applied behaviour analysis and ABT- applied behaviour therapy

About the school:

Various mainstream Primary school in Lewisham has a large proportion of students with additional needs including ADHD, EAL, Autism (ASD/ASC), Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Social Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), Hearing Impairment (HI), Visual Impairment (VI), Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SpLD), Anxiety issues, selected mutism etc.  These are the children that would require additional support either 1:1 or in small groups. The school work closely with parents and outside agencies to make sure they are providing the best possible support to all of their students. The Senor Leadership Team are extremely passionate about promoting a healthy work-life balance and go to great lengths to ensure staff well-being is looked after. 

If the above sounds like you then just apply directly through our website or send your CV to 

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.

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