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Learning Support Assistant; Additional Learning Needs

  • Location: Powys
  • Duration: Long Term
  • Salary: £57 per day
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions are proudly working with a specialist Additional Learning Needs School based in Brecon who boast a supportive and lively staff base in a modern facility. The School support pupils over a Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4 age range, there is also so limited post 16 learning.

If you are a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) with previous Additional Learning Needs (ALN) experience, New Directions would love to discuss this post with you. This School offers day to day assignments and longer term assignments.

The school are constantly seeking LSA’s to join them who are caring, empathetic and adaptable to change. No day is ever the same; one day you might be swimming with pupils and the next creating resources for use within the class. The School are seeking creative individuals with previous ALN experience to join their pool of LSA’s.

Given the nature of the post, there will be group work and one to one work assigned to you at School. As you will be working with pupils with Additional Learning Needs, you will be expected to take the lead and manage behaviour that may be a challenge. The School prides itself on catering to working with pupils with Additional Learning Needs and Physical Learning Needs, New Directions are proud to offer you free Team Teach & Manual Handling training to equip you for the post.

If you are looking for a post but don’t feel this is the one for you, please call New Directions to discuss our other opportunities.

Job Specification

A large number of our jobs are within the ALN sector. We fill many vacancies in schools with candidates who have the right experience and qualifications.

To work in an additional learning needs (ALN) role you will need:

  • Ideally experience working in an ALN environment
  • Recent experience in a classroom environment
  • An excellent track record
  • Good knowledge of the national curriculum
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work short-term and long-term

We are always looking for 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)

What New Directions Education 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
  • Preferred supplier to 20 boroughs across the UK
  • 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.

Please contact New Directions Education Ltd, Cardiff branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0133 or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy.

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