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Learning Support Assistant – Pentwyn, Cardiff

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

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Learning Support Assistant to support a pupil in a Primary School in Pentwyn, Cardiff.

You will be one-to-one guidance and support to a child diagnosed with Emotional Behavioural and Social Difficulties. The successful candidate will need to implement creative learning techniques to engage and form a trusting relationship with the child, which would allow you to be firm and encouraging.  

The successful candidate will need to have a calm demeanour, committed, and have a bubbly personality.  Experience of working with challenging behaviour would be beneficial but not essential. There may be an opportunity to meet with the class teacher for an informal chat with the headteacher before being appointed.

You will have:

  • The ability to build trusting and positive relationship with pupils
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills
  • Capability to monitor behavioural needs

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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