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Are you a committed and dynamic Teaching Assistant who is passionate about working with young people with Special Educational Needs? Can you use your passion and experience to support students with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties or Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties?

This challenging yet rewarding opportunity has arisen for an Additional Learning Needs Teaching Assistant to start as soon as possible within a school based in Pembrokeshire. Initially this placement will be on a temporary basis but may extend for the right candidate.

This position will involve supporting in an Additional Learning Needs School that are unable to access mainstream school due to additional needs. You will be required to assist the class teacher and support students on a one to one basis and in small groups across a variety of lessons, as well as getting involved with a range of extra-curricular activities. The school creates bespoke learning programmes tailored to suit the specific needs of individuals, offering a broad and balanced curriculum. The pupils have a range of additional needs including social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) as well as profound multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) therefore it is essential to remain calm. There is a focus on developing a range of abilities such as confidence and social/life skills as well as improving attainment.

The school is building an education community that they are incredibly proud of and are looking to find high quality support staff to join their team.

The successful candidate must :

  • Be experienced working with students with a range of needs, such as EBD (Emotional Behavioural Difficulties) and/or PMLD (Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties);
  • Have a flexible and patient approach when working with young people;
  • Build and develop positive relationships with both school staff, students, parents and outside agencies;
  • Have strong behaviour management skills and promote positive reinforcement;
  • The ability to remain calm and eliminate potential triggers that may cause distress to pupils;
  • Team Teach Qualification (desirable);
  • Must be registered with the Education Workforce Council as a School Support Worker.

Additional Information

The role of a Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Teacher will require

  • A relevant teaching qualification;
  • Ideally experience working in an ALN environment;
  • Recent experience in a classroom environment;
  • An excellent track record;
  • Good knowledge of the national curriculum;
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work short-term and long-term.

Jobs in Additional Learning Needs (ALN)

A large number of our jobs are in ALN and we fill many vacancies in schools with candidates who have particular experience in working with children classified as below:-

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD);
  • Dyslexia;
  • Dyspraxia;
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI);
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD);
  • Profound and Moderate Learning Difficulties (PMLD);
  • Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD);
  • Severe Learning Difficulties.

As well as working with students who have Physical Disabilities (PD).

What can New Directions offer you?

  • Regular work potentially leading to long-term roles;
  • A dedicated account manager;
  • Fully compliant with the AWR (Agency Workers Regulation);
  • Competitive pay rates;
  • Network of branches across the UK;
  • Preferred supplier to 19 boroughs across the UK;
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme;
  • Respected reputation throughout the education and recruitment industry.

Please contact New Directions Educationfor more information on this job vacancy,on 01792 620180, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 12th January 2018

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