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Learning Support Assistant – Llandaff, Cardiff, Cardiff

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: 61.25 per day
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
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Job Description

We are currently looking for a Learning Support Assistant to supports pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a specialist centre in Llandaff

You will be supporting students in small classes of eight, providing a caring and supportive environment. The successful candidate will need to implement creative learning techniques to engage with pupils, who mainly needs support with socialising, and with general academic curriculum. You will also be encourage them to develop essential life skills.

An important part of this role is to build a positive and trusting relationship with the pupils, who could potentially have low self-esteem. The successful candidate will need to have a calm demeanour and be committed, as well as encouraging.

You will have:

  • Good understanding of Autism
  • A proactive attitude
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills
  • Capability to monitor behavioural needs and support pupils with low self-esteem
  • A calm demeanour and encouraging nature
  • Commitment

You will need:

  • A minimum of 3 months child-based experience
  • Contactable references
  • A Child and Adult DBS – or be willing to undertake one via New Directions
  • A willingness to complete mandatory training when required

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

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