University Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

Ref: 4011Monday 19 February 2024

£425 - £475 PAYE Per Week

University 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; also a 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)
  • Kingston Upon Thames, South West London / Surrey


Have you just completed university and are looking for that next step?

Would you like a career that gives you genuine achievement and fulfilment?


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

The school supports children and young people with Autism / Autism Spectrum, Speech and Language Communication Needs (SLCN), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties. Some children have complex medical needs and are wheelchair users.

The experienced staff members provide a personalised education that transforms the lives of children, and they are driven by a genuine passion to make a change.

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 University 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
  • Proactively engage with children through play-based and sensory-related activities by utilising creative learning methods such as arts and crafts, music, sports, and drama!
  • 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.


University 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


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


Interested in hearing more?

If you want to hear more about our SEN Teaching Assistant opportunities, please get in touch with Heeji Moon at Parker Smith Inclusion! You can apply by response to this advert! Applying on our company website, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV. If you are not contacted within five working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful in 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. By applying for this role, you are consenting to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR requirements.



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