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Job Description

We are currently looking for a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to work within a Primary School on the outskirts of Caerphilly town . The position will involve supporting a key stage one pupil who is a wheel chair and catheter and hoist user on a one to one basis. Throughout the school day you will not only support the childs physical needs but help develop and progress their learning. The school is a large primary school with a large additional learning needs provision.

The successful candidate will be trained in manual handling as the position will involve helping the pupil in and out of their chair and changing of the catheter on a daily basis. Experience of working within the foundation phase and supporting pupils on a one-to-one basis is desirable. The school have a strong team ethos whose main objective is to give all children within the school a happy and safe environment to enable them to achieve to the best of their potential. It is imperative that the successful candidate is a good team player but is also able to use their own initiative. The hours of work are Monday to Friday from 8:30am-12pm until July 2019.

Additional Information

The job of a teaching or classroom assistant is a now vital resource for the teacher where the position in heavily relied upon in the classroom. Further evidencing the importance of this role within schools is the rapid growth in numbers employed across the UK. Numbers employed have risen from 61,000 a decade ago 213,900 in 2011.

Teaching Assistant Qualifications

New Directions Education are specialists in recruiting Teaching Assistant (TA) jobs who are qualified to the below:

  • 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 will 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 below:

  • 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.

As well as working with students who have Physical Disabilities (PD).

Duties of a Teaching Assistant

  • 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 can you expect from New Directions Education?

  • A dedicated account manager;
  • Regular and varied teaching supply work;
  • Competitive pay rates;
  • Potential long-term teaching roles;
  • Fully compliant with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR);
  • Network of branches across the UK;
  • Preferred supplier to 19 boroughs across the UK;
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme;
  • Respected reputation throughout the education and recruitment industry.

Please contact New Directions Education for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0133, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 13th December 2018


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