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Learning Support Assistant, Learning Resource Base Unit, Monmouthshire

  • Location: Monmouthshire
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: 60 per day
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
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Job Description

New Directions Education is currently recruiting candidates for both day-to-day and long term assignments for a primary school in the Monmouth area.  This will be based in the schools Learning Resource Base Unit (LRB) and will involve working with primary aged children on both a 1:1 and small group basis with children with any of the following disabilities:

  • Moderate learning difficulties
  • Complex needs
  • Specific learning difficulties
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

The day-to-day positions offer great flexibility which does not often come with working within a school environment allowing you to choose when you want to work.  For any long-term positions this will offer continuity and allow you to build great rapport with both staff and pupils.

Experience of working with children with the above disabilities is not essential providing you can use your own initiative, be a good team player, be adaptable to change and help promote the schools ethos.

If you are interested in this position please contact the LSA Department on 02920 3090133 option 1.

Job Specification

Teaching, Learning 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.

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
  • 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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