Graduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - South West London

Ref: 4350Wednesday 20 March 2024

£425 - £475 PAYE Per Week

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • £425 - £475 PAYE Per Week (£85 - £95 PAYE per day)
  • Great opportunity for anyone with a relevant degree who wants to gain practical experience
  • Perfect job for anyone who is passionate about SEN / special educational needs
  • Easily accessible via public transport; parking space available for car drivers
  • Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 16:00pm; ASAP start
  • Term time only (39 working weeks)


At Parker Smith Inclusion, we are working with a lovely and supportive specialist SEN / special needs school in Mitcham, South West London / Surrey, and they are seeking a Graduate Teaching Assistant to join their dedicated and ambitious team.

The school supports children and young people with Autism / Autism Spectrum. 

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant, you will have the full support of the inspiring senior leader team who firmly believes in the importance of employees' wellbeing and career development.


If you studied one of the following courses/training, this job is for you!

  • Education, Educational Studies
  • Special Education
  • Child Development, Early Childhood Studies
  • Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Youth Work
  • Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Children and Young People with Autism
  • Makaton
  • Team-Teach, Mapa, or relevant de-escalation techniques
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Manual Handling, Hoist, PEG feeding
  • British Sign Language


What you can expect as a Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Supporting students with SEN / special educational needs: your role and responsibilities will vary from day to day, and you are expected to use your initiative and respond calmly in challenging situations
  • Attending Continued Professional Development and regular training
  • Making a huge social impact as a specialist SEN Teaching Assistant / Learning Support Assistant
  • Being dedicated and consistent

This role is perfect for aspiring Teachers, Pastoral Workers, Child Psychologists, Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, SALTs, Counsellors, and Social Workers; these positions will offer a relevant and vital experience for your chosen career path.

Graduate Teaching Assistant requirements

  • Educated to degree level
  • Passion for working with children and young people who require additional support in order to access education and social development
  • Must have previous experience (formal or informal/personal) supporting children with SEN, including Autism and ADHD
  • A proactive, positive individual who always strives to meet children's learning needs
  • Ability to build rapport with children
  • Able to assist with personal care (feeding and toileting)
  • Able to assist with hydro-therapy swimming
  • Fully committed and able to work full-time during term time


Graduate Teaching Assistant | University Graduate | Education Job | SEN Job | South West London | Surrey | ASAP Start



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