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Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

  • Location: Swansea
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £53 - £56 per day
  • Start date: Immediate
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions Education are looking for a number of Learning Support Assistants to work in the KS2 in a large Primary School in Swansea. 

Apart from being Friendly and committed to delivering high standards, we welcome applicants who have a minimum of 3 months experience working and/or supporting children (this could include voluntary experience and youth work).

Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Can confidently liaise with pupils, parents and other members of staff 

Have Childcare based Qualification(s).

Have Additional Learning Needs (ALN) experience.

Our ideal candidates would possess the qualifications and skills below or proven ability within this environment:

  1. Long term commitment.
  2. KS2  experience with good literacy and numeracy skills.
  3. Experience with Read Write Inc.
  4. mixed ability class experience. 
  5. Good behaviour management skills.
  6. Good attendance.
  7. Resilient.

This is a fantastic opportunity for employment that offers regular work with flexibility, cover long term sickness and day to day supply cover.

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
  • 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, Swansea branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on 01792 620180 or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy.

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