Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

Ref: 3953Thursday 1 February 2024

£400 - £450 PAYE Per Week

Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant - Autism Specialism Teaching Assistant 

£400 - £450 PAYE Per Week

Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4pm

A beautiful and supportive SEN school in South West London


Do you have a passion and talent for supporting children and young people with special educational needs, including Autism?

Are you keen to make a difference in the lives of children and young people whilst building your experience and furthering your career in SEN?


I work with an excellent special needs school in the London Borough of Merton. I am looking for a passionate and dedicated Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant to start long-term to permanent roles as early as possible!

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to gain practical and clinical experience working with primary or secondary-aged students, 1:1 and in group settings.


What you can expect as a Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant  

  • Your role as a Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant will be to support students 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 a relevant and vital experience for your chosen career path
  • Continued Professional Development – This school has 5x more CPD than their surrounding schools
  • You will have an opportunity as a Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant to make a huge social impact as a specialist Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant.
  • A long-term contract with an opportunity to transition into a permanent contract
  • To work in a highly reputable special needs school in South West London


Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant requirements

  • Educated to degree level
  • 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 autism or other special educational needs
  • A proactive, positive individual who always strives to meet children's learning needs.
  • Ability to build rapport with children


Interested in hearing more about Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant roles?

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

Unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful in this role if you are not contacted within 5 working days. 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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