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Learning Support Assistant – Merthyr, Merthyr Tydfil

  • Location: Merthyr Tydfil
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £10.87 per hour
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions are currently looking for a Learning Support Assistant to supports pupils in a comprehensive school located in Merthyr.  

You will be supporting the secondary age range across various classes. The successful candidate will need to implement creative learning techniques to engage the pupil, who mainly needs support with literacy and numeracy. However, you will also be required to support pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

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

Previous experience of working with pupils with behaviour difficulties, on a one-to-one basis and a group basis will be beneficial for this job role.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Izzy at New Directions Education for a confidential discussion on 02920390133, opt 1 / [email protected] – or alternately apply below.

Job Specification

A large number of our jobs are within the ALN sector. We fill many vacancies in schools with candidates who have the right experience and qualifications.

To work in an Additional Learning Needs (ALN) role you will need:

  • Ideally experience working in an ALN environment or from a care background
  • An excellent track record
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work short-term and long-term.

We are always looking for 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).

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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