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Graduate Teaching Assistant

Five Education
80.00 - 85.00 GBP Daily
Closing date
31 Dec 2023

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Education & Training
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
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Are you a recent Psychology Graduate looking for work relating to your studies?

We are working in partnership with schools across Bristol, and we are looking for graduates to help us provide support to children with additional needs. Some of which have a diagnosis of Special Education Needs (SEN) and/ or mental health challenges. If you have recently graduated in any social sciences or health and social care-related degree, then we will have suitable roles for you.

We work with a range of settings, including Primary and Secondary Mainstream schools, Special Schools, Nurseries and Pupil Referal Units. Most of our roles are classroom-based, but some schools take pupils to forest school, outdoor pursuits and other activities utilising nature and the local community e.g. city farms.

If you would like to have the opportunity to work closely with children and young people who have been diagnosed with SEMH and or SEN then we really want to hear from you. This work is hugely rewarding, offering the opportunity for you to encourage pupils to learn through a bespoke curriculum. You will learn a huge amount 'on the job' and build up valuable knowledge of Autism Teaching Techniques, Team Teach, Makaton and Trauma-Informed Approach, as well as much more.

This is the perfect stepping stone for someone looking ahead to a career in child therapy, counselling or working in mental health. Naturally, this work prepares someone for a career in education and teaching.

Responsibilities and duties:
Supporting 1:1 in class
Help the young people move from one activity to the next
Help the pupils to access the curriculum and possibly tailor the lesson of the activity to their level of ability
Make learning fun and enjoyable
Be a support to the pupils when they are struggling, and help them to calm down and remain focussed
Build a strong relationship with the pupils and teaching staff to ensure that the pupils are achieving their potential

Essential Criteria:
At least 6 months experience of working with children or vulnerable adults
Previous experience working with individuals with SEN/Autism/Complex Needs/SEMH
2 years worth of references
A relevant DBS/Police checks
Able to work between 08.30-15.30 and a minimum of 2 days a week

The pay rate is GBP12.23 an hour. The day is 7 hours with an unpaid lunch break. Your daily rate of pay would be GBP79.50 but with a potential to earn more.
Including holiday pay

Contact Phoebe on (phone number removed) (url removed)

Pay: Five Education operates a PAYE payroll; this is the most transparent way to be paid with no hidden fees such as admin fee or employers NI. We are also proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer. Please note pay rate is for illustration and does include holiday pay.

Vetting: Five Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of the staff we employ to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo checks including reference checks, TRA checks and will need to have a DBS; there will also be a face-to-face interview.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as they are currently under-represented at this level.

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