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Psychology Graduate Yeovil

Five Education

Five Education Yeovil United Kingdom

3 weeks ago

Sometimes real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles"

~ Anonymous

Are you a recent Psychology Graduate looking for work relating to your studies?

Do you have (or would like to gain) experience working with individuals with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs?

Would you like to learn more about how specialist schools operate?

We are working in partnership with schools across Yeovil and the wider Somerset area, and we are looking for graduates to help us provide support to children with additional needs. These children will 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 Alternative Provision/ Pupil Referal Units. Most of our roles are... classroom-based, but some schools regularly take pupils out to forest school, outdoor pursuits and other activities utilising nature and the local community e.g. city farms and allotments.

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 the 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 the classroom and with all activities outside the classroom.

Help the children/ young people move from one activity to the next.

Help the pupils to access the curriculum and tailor the lesson or the activity to their level of ability.

Make learning fun and enjoyable! Help the pupils to find joy in learning.

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
• Some previous experience working with individuals with SEN/Autism/Complex Needs/SEMH
• 2 years worth of references, 1 has to be working with children or vulnerable adults (needs to be recent and this could be paid or volunteer work)
• A relevant DBS/Police checks
• Able to work between 08.30-15.30, and a minimum of 2 days a week

If you think this could be a job for you, please get in touch to find out more. We are always available for an informal chat if you want to find out more about whether this role is suited to you.

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.

Contact Phoebe on (phone number removed).

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Yeovil UK

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