Challenging Behaviour Teaching Assistant, Carmarthenshire

  • Location: Carmarthenshire
  • Salary: £80 per day
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Primary Education
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions are recruiting a full time Teaching Assistant to work in a school in the Carmarthen area. You will be required to work mainly with Primary aged pupils. Your role will be to support the children in the classroom and during break times. You will be fully supported by the class teacher.

For this position you will need to have previous experience working with challenging behaviour within a school setting. De-escalation training would also be beneficial. The school are looking for someone who is looking to commit to a long-term placement to ensure continuity for the pupils, you will need the ability to build strong relationships but also diffuse volatile scenarios when they arise.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in a fantastic school for the rest of the academic year.

For this role you will need to:

  • Have a relevant, child related qualification OR relevant experience.
  • Be registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC)
  • Hold a current DBS certificate on the update service OR be prepared to apply for a new certificate.

New Directions are the supplier of choice for schools and are able to offer competitive rates of pay and ongoing professional development opportunities.

We specialise in recruiting Teaching Assistants (TA) who are qualified in the following;

  • NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant
  • NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
  • CACHE Level 3 in Childcare & Education
  • BTEC National Certificate in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing).

We’ll also consider experienced Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) who have previously held a job in a primary school or assisted a pupil in the role in a secondary school but do not hold any of the above qualifications.

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 having:

  • 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
  • Physical Disabilities (PD).

As a teaching assistant you’ll be expected to:

  • Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the head teacher, ALNCO and class teachers
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes (IEP) for students and help monitor their progress
  • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Assist class teachers with maintaining student records
  • Support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills.

What New Directions Education Ltd offers:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement
  • We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

New Directions Education Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

New Directions Education Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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