Job Vacancies

Learning Support Assistant

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £57 per day
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Primary
  • Posted:

Job Description

We are working with a specialist provision who have a small number of Pupils who are classed as having a traumatic background. The Pupils are learning using an adapted curriculum which aims to engage them to attend School and take part in lessons. The School are seeking Learning Support Assistant’s (LSA’s) who are a nurturing presence and understand that the Pupils are often using “learned behaviours” which is the underlying cause to their behaviour issues. A small number of Pupils in the provision also have a diagnosed Learning Disability and they are with the provision because they were unable to manage certain aspects of mainstream School life.

As well as lessons, the provision takes part in a range of activities including electronics, sports and more recently community engagement. The aim of the activities is to introduce Pupils to life outside of the provision and integrate them with the Local Community.

If you have a background of working with Pupils in an Additional Learning Needs or Therapeutic environment, we would love to hear from you.  The provision is seeking to build a pool of Learning Support Assistants to work with them on a regular and ad-hoc basis. There will also be the potential to undertake longer term positions with them as they arise.

Job Specification

Teaching, learning 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

What New Directions Education 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
  • Preferred supplier to 20 boroughs across the UK
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Education Ltd, Cardiff branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0133 or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy.

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