Learning Support Assistant, Year 5/6, Merseyside

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

Job Description

A primary school based on The Wirral have approached New Directions to assisting them in finding a Teaching Assistant to support students within their Year 5/6 class. This role is to start as soon as possible and is on an ongoing until summer 2024. It is a part time role providing support all day Thursday and Friday mornings each week.

Within this role you will be working with a range of children, with special education needs, therefore a passion for seeing each child success in their learning is a must.

The right person will:

  • Be enthusiastic and caring
  • Have the ability to build strong relationships
  • Be adaptable and encouraging

Responsibilities include:

– Assisting the class teacher by providing support to the students
– Supporting the students by adapting to their needs
– Promoting a positive and inclusive learning environment
– Collaborating with the class teacher to develop engaging educational activities
– Assisting with maintaining classroom organisation

This is an inclusive school which puts a love for learning and a respectful attitude towards all at the centre of its ethos.

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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