Psychology Graduate - SEN Support (ASD, ADHD)

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Psychology Graduate – SEN Teaching Assistant (Secondary) – Bury St Edmunds

Are you an empathetic psychology graduate who wants to start a rewarding career within SEN before going into further education or onto teacher training?

Perhaps you are unsure on what your exact career path looks like, but you know that you want to utilise the psychological skills you gained from your degree to positively impact the education of children/young adults?

Securing a rewarding role as a SEN Teaching Assistant could lead on to you qualifying as a Speech and Language therapist, training as a Psychologist or even going on to qualify as a Teacher in the future!

***SEN Teaching Assistant starting immediately
***Inclusive Secondary School in Bury St Edmunds
***Long Term, Full-Time role until the of the academic year initially
***SEN Teaching Assistant – £65-£70 per day
***You MUST be a Psychology/Linguistics/SEN Graduate with a minimum of a 2:1 degree
***Previous experience supporting disadvantaged children/young adults is essential!
***Working with the 11-16 age range and supporting students with ASD and ADHD
***Incredibly rewarding role!

About the SEN Teaching Assistant role:

As a SEN Teaching Assistant, you will play a lead role alongside the professionals within the school in developing both learning and behavioural plans for the key children. The successful psychology graduate will work 1:1 and with small groups of SEN pupils to contribute to the positive development in those pupil’s education.

SEN Teaching Assistant – Person Specification

*** Strong academics – good subject knowledge regarding why children/young adults may be expressing challenging/resistant behaviour
***Caring Personality – you will also need to have the patience, composure and resilience to effectively mediate these situations. A calm head, a thick-skin and a good sense of humour are essential qualities needed for this SEN Teaching Assistant role!
***Excellent Communication Skills – both written and verbal to liaise effectively with the students and the wider SEN team
***Passion for Education! – You MUST have the motivation, passion and desire to work with students who are disengaged from education; constantly guiding them towards achieving success within their school-life.
***Experience working within SEN – Ideally you would already have exposure working with children or young adults with learning difficulties. This might include voluntary placements whilst at University or a former job role.

Based in Bury St Edmunds, this Secondary School are warmly welcoming a Psychology Graduate to join their provision as a SEN Teaching Assistant – Apply today to start the process!
Due to the amount of SEN Teaching Assistant applications, only successful SEN Teaching Assistant applicants will be contacted for this role