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Learning Supporting Assistant Caerphilly, Caerphilly

  • Location: Caerphilly
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £61.25 per day
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • 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 pupils in a primary school based in Caerphilly. The role will be working as a general LSA in a Nursery classroom. The hours for this role are to be worked between 8.45am – 2.45pm. This is a full time role and this will be an ongoing position until Easter.

The role will be in a Nursery class, you will need to be understanding and to be able to provide encouragement. It is important to have a sense of fun, to be creative and have a great sense of imagination. As each day will not be the same it is essential to have an adaptable and flexible approach.

On a day to day basis you may be required to set up necessary material for classes, work with smaller groups of children, reading to children and making sure the classroom is a safe and tidy environment.

If you are interested in the above position please contact New Directions on 02920 390133 option 1.

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 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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