Learning Support Assistant, Year 2, Merseyside

  • Location: Merseyside
  • Salary: £Competitive rates per week
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Primary Education
  • Posted:

Job Description

Title: Learning Support Assistant (Year 2)
Location: Wirral
Start Date: ASAP, Ongoing Basis
Contract: Full-Time, 5 Days a Week

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Learning Support Assistant to join a lovely school in the Wirral area on an ongoing basis, providing tailored support to students in Year 2. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the learning and development of young learners through both one-to-one support and small group interventions.

Key Responsibilities:
– Providing one-to-one and small group support to students with additional learning needs
– Collaborating with the class teacher to develop and implement individualised learning plans
– Assisting in the delivery of engaging and differentiated learning activities
– Encouraging the social and emotional development of students, fostering a positive and inclusive classroom environment
– Communicating regularly with parents and caregivers to provide updates on student progress

Essential Requirements:
– Experience working with children in an educational setting, particularly in providing one-to-one support
– A patient, empathetic, and nurturing approach to supporting students with diverse learning needs
– Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, teachers, and parents
– A genuine passion for contributing to the holistic development of young learners

Desirable Requirements:
– Relevant qualifications in education, childcare, or special educational needs
– Knowledge of strategies for supporting children with specific learning difficulties, including phonics and numeracy interventions

This is an exciting opportunity for a compassionate individual to play a pivotal role in the educational journey of Year 2 students. If you are enthusiastic about making a meaningful difference in the lives of young learners and meet the essential requirements outlined, we would love to hear from you.

Teaching 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

Benefits of working with New Directions:

  • 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

New Directions Education Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

New Directions Education Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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