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Learning Support Assistant, Newport, Newport

  • Location: Newport
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £61.25 per day
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions are currently recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant to work in a school situated in the popular Newport area. The school require cover to support the class Teacher.  

You will be required to work on a one-to-one basis with a pupil with Additional Learning Needs, and also in a group. The role will consist of working with pupils with both physical/medical difficulties and also emotional/behavioural difficulties. Therefore someone adaptable; with the ability to build a rapport and connection with the pupils is vital for the role.

The school is comprised of a wealth of support from staff and parents. It is easily accessible if you travel via public transport, but if you travel using your own vehicle there is parking available locally.

The successful candidate will possess the below attributes;

  • Experience working with children in a classroom setting or a care setting, we require three months as a minimum
  • The ability to work under instructions of the class Teacher but also use your own initiative. A real can-do approach is necessary for this job
  • A nurturing personality due to the nature of working with pupils with additional learning needs

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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