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Teaching Assistant

  • Location: Vale of Glamorgan
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £62.00 per day
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
  • Posted:

Job Description

We are currently looking for a level three qualified Learning Support Assistant with relevant experience to work with a pupil in a reputable comprehensive school in the Vale of Glamorgan area. The successful candidate will be working on a one to one basis. The Key Stage Four pupil requires support 5 days a week. The successful the candidate will need to implement creative learning techniques to engage the pupil, who mainly needs support at GCSE level with literacy and numeracy. Visits to the pupils’ previous Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) is actively encouraged, where they will be able to provide support and advice.

An important part of this role is to build a positive and trusting relationship with the pupil, who has low self-esteem and behaviour needs. The successful candidate will need to have a calm demeanour and be committed, as well as encouraging.

Previous experience of working with pupils with behaviour difficulties on a one to one basis would be beneficial for this position.

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
  • 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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