Psychology Graduate

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1312336183-2
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Tradewind Recruitment
  • Location: Burnley, Lancashire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Health and Safety, Project Management, Social care, Teaching and Education
  • Apprenticeship Type: Contract

About this Apprenticeship

Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant

Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant - ASAP - July 2024 with the view to go to permanent

Alternative Provision within Burnley

Key Stages 3 and 4

Are you a dedicated Psychology Graduate with a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of young learners? Do you possess the skills to deescalate challenging behaviour and a deep understanding of Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs?

Tradewind Recruitment is excited to partner with a highly regarded Alternative Provision within Burnley supporting pupils from 11 - 16 years old with a range of challenging and behavioural needs, focusing on SEMH support.

As a Psychology Graduate Teaching Assistant, you will play a vital role in the pupils' educational journey by providing tailored support and guidance. Your empathetic approach, along with your skills in deescalating challenging behaviour, will contribute to maintaining a positive and inclusive classroom atmosphere.


  • Work closely with classroom teachers to provide one-on-one and small group support.
  • Utilise your knowledge of psychology and behaviour management techniques to deescalate challenging situations.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of individualised education plans (IEPs) and behaviour intervention plans (BIPs).
  • Foster a supportive and encouraging environment to promote social and emotional development.
  • Collaborate with the SENCO and other professionals to ensure effective support for Pupils with SEMH needs.
  • Engage Pupils in a variety of educational and extracurricular activities.


  • A degree in Psychology or a related field.
  • Experience working with children and young people, preferably within Key Stages 3 to 4.
  • Strong understanding of SEMH and behaviour management strategies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic educational environment.

Click 'Apply Now' to be considered for this great position as a Teaching Assistant within Burnley, or for more information about the role, contact Christina on (phone number removed) or (url removed)