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Learning Support Assistant, Roath, Cardiff, Cardiff

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: 61.25 per day
  • Start date: 08/06/2021
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
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Job Description

We are currently looking for a Learning Support Assistant to support a pupil with Down Syndrome in a Primary School in Roath, Cardiff.

You will be supporting the child in Reception class on a one-to-one basis within both classroom and playground settings. Due to the pupil’s requirements you will need to have experience in working with individuals with Down Syndrome and ideally have a good understanding of Makaton or Basic Sign Language.

This placement will start in September 2021 and will be required for the rest of the school year. Working hours will be 8.30am – 3.30pm.

You will have:

  • The ability to build trusting and positive relationship with pupils
  • Good understanding of Down Syndrome
  • A calm demeanour and encouraging nature
  • Commitment
  • Strong knowledge in manual handling techniques and equipment

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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