Learning Support Assistant, Foundation Stage 1, Cheshire West and Chester

  • Location: Cheshire West and Chester
  • Salary: £Competitive rates per day
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Primary Education
  • Posted:

Job Description

Are you a caring and experienced individual with a passion for providing one-to-one support to students with special educational needs (SEN)? We are seeking a dedicated Learning Support Assistant for a part-time supply position at a school in Ellesmere Port. This role involves working one-to-one with a student in Foundation Stage 1, requiring experience in SEN, starting as soon as possible and continuing until the summer 2024.

Position: Learning Support Assistant (Part-Time, One-to-One)
Location: School in Ellesmere Port
Schedule: Part-Time Supply Basis, 3.5 Days a Week

– Provide one-to-one support to a student in Foundation 1 with special educational needs, ensuring their inclusion and engagement in all activities
– Work closely with the class teacher and SENCO to implement individualised education plans and provide targeted support based on the student’s needs
– Foster a nurturing and supportive learning environment, promoting the student’s social and emotional development alongside academic progress
– Utilise appropriate strategies and resources to effectively engage and motivate the student with specific learning needs

– Prior experience working one-to-one with children with special educational needs is essential
– Strong understanding of SEN practices and a proactive approach to supporting the individual needs of the student
– Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with school staff and parents/carers

– Opportunity to make a positive impact on the educational and personal development of a student with special educational needs
– Flexible part-time schedule, allowing for a fulfilling work-life balance

If you are committed to enriching the educational experience of a student with special needs and have the required experience in SEN, we would love to hear from you! Join us in providing vital one-to-one support to a student in Foundation 1 at this welcoming school in Ellesmere Port.

Teaching or classroom assistants are now vital resources for teachers and are heavily relied upon in schools.

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

Benefits of working with New Directions:

  • 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

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