Psychology Graduate

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
MWBPGGL21_1622822418
Date Posted:04 Jun 2021
  1. Learning Support Assistant
£65 - £70 per day
  1. Long-term

Psychology Graduate

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Are you a psychology student or graduate living in the Cheltenham area? Have you ever considered working in schools as a Teaching assistant? If "yes", then we are interested in speaking to you about working with us. Tradewind Recruitment is looking for enthusiastic Psychology graduates and students, to work as learning support assistants in our schools in the Cheltenham area from September 2021. The roles will be both part and full-time (flexible to suit you) on a supply basis in schools and will be to work with children and young adults with additional learning needs.

Tradewind are working with SEN/Primary and Secondary schools who cater for pupils with additional learning needs. Our schools require temporary staff with a Psychology background to work as Learning support assistants. Your role as a TA will be to enable their learning in and outside the classroom.

To be considered for these temporary roles, the ability to engage and build rapport using Psychology knowledge and academic background is essential. If you study or have experience in Psychology, Mental health, Neuro Science and can use your understanding of child psychology, emotional development and various psychological and special educational needs in school settings as a LSA, please contact us as we foresee a huge demand again from our schools for these skills from September 2021.


The role of a SEN Teaching Assistant will be:

To Support learning with the guidance of the classroom teacher

Encourage the development of positive attitudes to learning through well-planned support, and other activities

Having a creative and innovative approach to understand and supporting to re-engage disaffected learners in education and overcome barriers to learning.

Support the teachers for class and activity preparation

Monitor students learning, social, emotional and behavioural progress against targets and report to the teachers of any positive and negative changes.

By registering with Tradewind, you will benefit from:

*Top rates of pay through our attraction of the best education talent
*More training and development than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
*A great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a generous reward
*Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
*Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
*A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
*Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

To join us and be successful in this role, you will need to:


*Hold A Psychology/Counselling/Mental Health/Neuro Science degree or equivalent qualification.

*Have Special Educational Needs (SEN) knowledge.

  • *A strong desire to have an impact on the lives of vulnerable young people
    *Be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional references checks
    *Have a CV covering at least 10 years employment/education history included and any employment breaks must be explained
    *Have the legal right to work in the UK

    To apply for this position, or hear more about the exciting opportunities we have here at Tradewind, please call the Bristol office on 0117 301 7578 or email Ross directly with your resume ross.churn@twrecruitment.com.

Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates and employees come first. We have the very best people to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you, to ensure we have a thorough understanding of your career goals and work hard on your behalf to secure you positions with great rates of pay (all rates are typically inclusive of holiday pay, however we will happily accrue this upon request) and plenty of development opportunities. We have more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, a brilliant referral bonus, full interview preparation, help with lesson planning, online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability and plenty more benefits by registering with Tradewind. Because our people matter most.

We specialise in matching teachers and support staff with their dream job, and help primary, secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 12 offices in the UK.

Awarded REC Audited Education gold standard - Tradewind Recruitment are committed to Safeguarding and are also a proud Equal Opportunities Employer

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We are proud to be listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For, for the 4th year running!

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