Job Vacancies

Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

  • Location: Shropshire
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: From £9.39 per hour
  • Start date: September 2019
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Primary
  • Posted:

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for Teaching Assistants to work in and around the Oswestry area. Whether you are looking for 5 or just a couple of days a week we are able to accommodate your needs and work around your availability. We are entering into our busiest time of year and are getting inundated with supply work for strong, enthusiastic Teaching Assistants.

A qualification in childcare is a benefit, but by no means essential. Some of our best Teaching Assistants are unqualified so do not hesitate to get in touch if you are not sure you that have the right qualifications as we are much more focused on experience and individuals with a vibrant personality and an interest in working with children.

You do not necessarily need experience of working in a school. However, we will need you to have some form of recent child based experience. This can be in a school, nursery, playgroup, holiday club or assisting with extra curricular activities. For example, Brownies, Scouts, Tennis, Football, Dance, etc. If you are not sure, please call to check.

A driving licence and access to your own vehicle is preferable as some schools are not accessible by public transport. However, there may be some schools that you can get to by train or bus.

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

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, Wrexham branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on 01978 884290 or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy.

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