Psychology Graduate - SEN Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Merton, South West London

Ref: 513Monday 22 November 2021

£67 - £85 per day PAYE

Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant - Secondary Specialist Behaviour Provision?

Do you have a passion and talent for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and a particular interest in social, emotional and mental health?

Are you keen to make a difference to the lives of children and young people whilst building your experience and furthering your career as a Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant 

I am working with a secondary specialist behaviour provision that are seeking a proactive and engaging graduate to support their young people thrive?

This is a fantastic  Psychology Teaching  Assistant opportunity for an individual looking to gain practical and clinical experience in the field of education and mental health. 

Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant requirements

  • Passion for working with young people who require additional support in order to access education and social development
  • Ideally previous experience (formal or informal) supporting children with additional needs
  • A proactive and positive individual who is always striving to meet children's learning needs.
  • Ability to build rapport with children

What you can expect as a Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant 

  • Your role as a Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant will be to support a child with special educational needs however the role will vary from day to day, you will be expected to use your initiative and respond calmly in challenging situations
  • For aspiring Teachers, Pastoral Workers, Child Psychologists, Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, SALTs, Counsellors, and Social Workers, these positions will offer relevant and vital experience for your chosen career path
  • Continued Professional Development - SEND schools and APs are continually training their staff to help them support their children's needs, you will become an expert in your field of SEN Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • You will have an opportunity to make a huge social impact, as a specialist SEMH Teaching Assistant you could change the course of a young persons life!


  • We understand that pay is extremely important and it must be clear and simple! For that reason we have chosen to pay our staff via PAYE only. Quoted rates are gross pay and your pay will never involve employer's NI deductions or admin fees. 
  • Just as roles vary, so will the remuneration depending on the role requirements and your experience. You will often see these roles advertised as daily rates, please note that we pay PAYE only and rates will vary from £65 - £90 per day, depending on the role and your experience. Full Time Equivalent salaries are therefore £16,640 - £23,040 Per Annum, please bear in mind that all school based work will be term time only.
  • Again, we are happy to help you with any rates queries, just ask us!

Interested in hearing more about Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant Opportunities?

If you want to hear more about SEN Graduate Teaching Assistant opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this.

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