Psychology Graduate Opportunities

  • Bristol
  • Protocol Education
Protocol Education are currently looking for Psychology students or graduates who are interested in working with children with additional needs. This is a perfect way to gain experience with children for those looking to go on to be an educational psychologist, counsellor, or similar roles.  What is the role?   We work with schools in and around Bristol and North Somerset to provide support staff for children and young people with a range of diverse needs including Autism, ADHD, SEMH needs and physical disabilities. We currently have roles for teaching and learning support assistants. Within this role, you would be expected to support the inidividuals with their learning by having a comprehensive understanding of their needs and a compassionate approach to ensure their development is fully supported and catered for. Why Psychology students/graduates? If you have studied Psychology, you will already have abase knowledge of additional needs through your Clinical, Psychoanalysis and Behavioural Psychology modules in which you will have covered a breadth of development and mental health needs. The knowledge you will have gained in this course will give you a foundation of expertise and variety of skills to utilise in de-escalating difficult situations and supporting behavioural needs. Furthermore, your completion or studying of a psychology degree means that you have an interest and a passion for understanding and supporting people in their wellbeing and development. You do not have to have any experience working in this field in a professional capacity and we are happy to discuss any transferable skills that you may have from other areas.  Which school will I be at? We have schools across Bristol and North Somerset who are looking for staff. The schools we work with are welcoming and have a varied curriculum with a team of dedicated staff who will be there to support you in this role.  What are the hours?   The working hours are generally 8:30-3:30, Monday to Friday. However, we currently have flexible, part-time work as well as full-time and long-term roles so the hours can fit around you. If you are looking for specific days, or are limited to a set amount of hours, we would be happy to discuss this and look at the options available to you.   Why Protocol? Competitive rates of pay through PAYE Guaranteed work agreements that guarantee consistent work and income FREE continued professional development training (CPD) Ongoing professional support from our dedicated team of experts A £50 Bonus if you ‘refer a friend’ If this role appeals to you and you believe you have the right skills and drive to excel in this position then please apply today! *You must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role*  All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details. All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date. Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants. We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service. Full assistance provided. For details of our privacy policy, please see visit the Protocol Education website.