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Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant

Are you an aspiring Educational Psychologist or Child Counsellor looking for key experience working with children?...

Or perhaps you're a Psychology graduate who's unsure of their career path and needs experience to explore this?...

If the answer is YES, look no further!

This SEMH/SEN Teaching Assistant role will allow you to gain invaluable experience supporting children who have additional needs. Through this role, you'll be working in a fantastic secondary school in Hartlepool that prides itself on offering its students a holistic approach to education.

We are all about giving you the experience and support you need so throughout this role you'll have support from our highly praised pre-teacher training programme whose mission is to support graduates who have a passion for working with children. Not only that you'll be supported by experienced members of staff in the school so you can learn new things and develop your skills while helping others.

This is a highly rewarding role where you will be making an impact to the lives of students who have social-emotional mental health needs (SEMH) and special education needs (SEN). You'll be working closely with students on a small group and one-to-one basis as well as working alongside teachers and other professionals to ensure student's needs are met.

What To Expect From This Rewarding Opportunity:

  • Gain invaluable experience supporting children with SEMH/SEN needs to support you in your career path
  • A sometimes challenging yet extremely rewarding role where you can truly make a positive impact to children's lives
  • Gain support throughout your role from the school and our highly praised pre-teacher training programme
  • Full Time: Monday – Friday
  • £451.65 per week (term time only)
  • Learn new things and develop your skills

What We Are Looking For:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2:2 (Psychology or related subject)
  • Experience working with individuals who have SEN and SEMH needs (preferred but not essential)
  • A confident, personable individual with a genuine passion for supporting children
  • An empathetic, adaptable and understanding individual who's able to build strong trusting relationships
  • Inspiring individual who's able to encourage and motivate children
  • Good listener with great problem-solving skills

If this sounds like you I would love to hear from you!

This rare opportunity won't be around for long so click 'Apply' now or email your CV to

***Step Into Teaching is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure and Baring Service check***

***We aim, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within 5 working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, we encourage you to please apply for any other position that you may see in the future.***


    £451.65 per week (term time only)
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