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Pupil Referral Unit Learning Support Assistant, Cardiff

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £65-£70 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 working with pupil referral units in the Cardiff area who are looking for experienced Learning Support Assistants to work on a ad hoc basis which may lead to long-term cover pending on their needs.

Children with behavioural issues who are not currently in mainstream school are based within the PRU’s where the main aim is for the pupils to return to school in the future.  The behavioural issues may include limited social skills, low concentration levels and anger issues.

The role will involve the following duties:

  • Supporting all pupils to ensure they reach their full potential
  • Building a good rapport with pupils
  • Be a strong leader
  • To have a flexible and adaptable approach due to the temperamental environment

This position’s will allow you to work with children who need additional support and help make a real difference.  Although these positions can be very challenging it can also be very rewarding to support children during their education journey.

Job Specification

A large number of our jobs are within the ALN sector. We fill many vacancies in schools with candidates who have the right experience and qualifications.

To work in an Additional Learning Needs (ALN) role you will need:

  • Ideally experience working in an ALN environment or from a care background
  • An excellent track record
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work short-term and long-term.

We are always looking for 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).

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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