Are you a recent graduate in the field of Psychology, Health, social care, or Education? Five Education are offering exciting positions mentoring children with SEN. We work with Primary, Secondary, and Specialist schools in Bristol and Bath and are looking for a Teaching Assistant/Mentor to support several students with dysregulated behaviour. The students need support in engaging in lesson time and group activities. They often display challenging behaviours and require emotional support, so an understanding of emotional needs and an empathetic approach are desirable for this role. The ideal candidate will be experienced, thoughtful, patient, flexible, and able to occasionally step in and cover colleagues in the team. This is an ideal opportunity for a psychology graduate to gain some hands-on experience. We offer good rates of pay on a PAYE basis and are ideally looking for people who can work 3-5 days a week. Responsibilities and duties: Working with the lead teacher to help engage the student as much as possible. Working on a one-to-one basis. Be flexible and willing to work with the student outside the classroom. Using de-escalation techniques to ensure the student stays calm. Providing a positive role model for young people Be compassionate and patient Essential Criteria: . A recent graduate You will be able to demonstrate positive reinforcement Confident and able to build relationships with the pupils Have a right to work in the UK (A Valid Visa) Two recent child based references and relevant DBS/ Police checks Access to bicycle, car, or near main bus routes Able to work 8.30-3.30, 3-5 days per week term time only What can Five Education offer you? One of the best supply experiences in Bristol – check out our google reviews! Free specialised, in-person training in areas such as Team Teach, Makaton, PMLD/SLD Awareness, Autism Awareness, and more. Free DBS (refunded when you work 5 days) Recommend a friend bonus scheme Subsidised initial DBS cost (we pay £15, you pay £30) Specialist support/ mentoring while you are working Five Education operates a PAYE payroll; this is the most transparent way to be paid with no hidden fees such as admin fees 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.