Psychology Graduate - Whitchurch

Cheshire, SY13 Emma Bloore
All/Full Time £375.00 - £425.00

Posted 1 month ago

Role: Psychology Graduate  

Salary: £375-425 per week

Location: Whitchurch

Start Date: Easter Start

Contract: Full-time, Long-term contract


Simply Education is excited to be working in partnership with local SEND and SEMH provisions in Cheshire. We are looking for enthusiastic and talented Psychology graduates to going our team as teaching assistants within our provisions.

Within our schools we take a pastoral approach to learning to build our students rapport and promote their engagement in learning. Our settings are inclusive of all our students needs including Autism, ADHD and aspects of behaviour. The successful Psychology graduate must be confident in their approach, resilient and the ability to build rapport with our young people.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who can commit to full time hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 3:30) as the consistency for our students is priority. Within your day you may be working with a small group of students or on a 1:1 basis to support students to access their learning or develop life skills.

I you are a recent Psychology Graduate looking for your first school-based role our opportunities will provide you with consistent days to utilise your new knowledge and expertise whilst making a positive impact in our students educational Journey.


Advantages of working in an SEMH environment:

-Shorter working hours which will help you to establish a better work life balance.

- Smaller class sizes where you can really get to know your students

-More non-contact time so marking can be done during the working hours

- Flexibility within the curriculum meaning you can be creative with your approach.

- Satisfaction in supporting and seeing students reach their full potential.

- Complimentary lunch


Key Responsibilities:

- Work with the students' Tutor to deliver high-quality bespoke learning opportunities that focus on the students' interests and vocational studies, as well as functional skills in English and Maths.

- Support the students to become re-engaged with their learning.

- Model and promote high behaviour expectations.

- Communicate effectively and build rapport and common interests with the students to inspire and motivate them.

- Work closely with the students' Tutor to Prepare the students for life beyond school.


Key Requirements:

- An understanding of working with disengaged students.

- Knowledge and understanding of vocational education.

- Strong communication skills.

- Resilience and the ability to model and promote high behaviour expectations.

- Ability to inspire and motivate students.

- Willingness to learn new skills and techniques.

- Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

- Driving license and access to own transport is desirable.


The key benefits for working with Simply Education are:

-Your own dedicated consultant who will support, advise, and guide you through the registration process.

-24/7 access to your dedicated consultant via phone/text/email – That can answer any arising questions or needs.

-Exclusive access to our Educational Development Managers – We offer several SEND courses such as Autism Awareness, De-escalation Practices, An introduction to the role of a Teaching Assistant and Behaviour management. All our courses are completely free and will help you to upskill your understanding and approach.

-Competitive rates of pay.

-Minimal administration (no time sheets!) – At Simply Education we pride ourselves in making the process easier for you as candidates. We process all timesheets for you ensuring the pay is always on time.

-Email and SMS verification of bookings – For all bookings you will receive a booking confirmation and directs to the school. You will also have access to an online diary system where you can view your bookings and update your availability.

-£75 referral scheme - If you refer a friend to us both you and your friend will receive a £75 bonus following the successful completion of 10 days.


If you are a passionate, enthusiastic, and experienced Psychology Graduate who is committed to supporting students who have become disconnected with their learning please click 'apply now' and forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.  Alternatively, for an informal chat about the Psychology Graduate role please contact Emma Bloore, SEND Recruitment Consultant at our Cheshire office in Nantwich. 

Your consultant will be in touch with you to arrange the next steps in the recruitment process. All successful applicants will be required to attend an interview (online or face-to-face) and to undergo relevant safeguarding checks, including a full application form. All candidates who register with Simply Education will also have 2 years referencing taken up and will be required to have an enhanced DBS check completed. All offers are conditional pending the completion of all relevant checks. 


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