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Psychology Graduates- SEN Support Roles

Location: NANTWICH, CHESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: , Salary Negotiable
Sector: Education Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: FULL OR PART TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 27 days ago Reference: X3-404435

Psychology Graduate roles in Education – Special Educational Needs

Have you recently graduated from studying Psychology?

Are you interested in Child Psychology and Special Educational Needs?

Are you interested in a career within Education?

Reed Education are pleased to be working with a number of specialist schools in the local area. We find that Psychology graduates go on to do extremely well within SEND settings as you have the understanding, academic knowledge and confidence to build strong, lasting relationships with vulnerable children and young adults. As a result, we are able to offer paid placements for those who wish to further their understanding and put their knowledge into practise.

Working as a Teaching Assistant or Learning Support Assistant, you will be supporting the Teacher in the successful delivery of a differentiated curriculum, as well as providing 1:1 and small group support, where you will help your student understand and develop their own abilities and confidence.

Could this be the right route for me?

If you have a passion for Child Psychology or Special Educational Needs, experience in the sector can be invaluable in helping you to know you are taking the right step.

Every school is different, and you will be supported throughout your work with Reed Education by expert consultants who know the schools and will work to help you find the right environment.

This is particularly popular as a route for those looking to pursue a career in Child Psychology or Behavioural Therapy, as you will develop real life experience and be able to utilise your knowledge to truly make a difference.

Many people secure voluntary work in a school to see whether this could suit them, however that won’t be realistic for everyone, and so this route offering paid work can help to start your career.

Through working as a member of Support Staff on supply, you will build relationships with a number of local schools and provisions, which we regularly see lead on to more permanent placements.

What do these roles entail?

As a Teaching Assistant your role would be to support individual or groups of students. Many of our local specialist settings support a range of needs, so an understanding and passion for working with children with a variety of SEND requirements is necessary.

We are regularly asked for candidates with experience in supporting;

  • Autism
  • Speech, Language and Communication Needs
  • Social, Emotional Mental Health
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Looked After Children
  • Moderate or Severe Learning Difficulties
  • Physical Disabilities

Working for Reed Education can provide you with a range of benefits whilst you gain experience, including:

  • Weekly pay offered at a competitive rate
  • Choice over how you wish to be paid- through an Umbrella company, or through ourselves as a PAYE employee, giving you control of your finances.
  • A specialist consultant with 11 years’ experience who will deal with you exclusively and provide you with additional support such as CV writing, interview guidance and honest feedback.
  • Access to CPD including Safeguarding training, PREVENT and Team Teach.
  • Reed Benefits including access to various insurances and discounts.
  • Refer a friend scheme of £100 per referral.
  • Access to our pension scheme.


Apply to Natasha Clarke at Reed Education to discuss how we can help by calling 01270 619314 or emailing today.

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