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Teaching Assistant

  • Location: Neath Port Talbot
  • Duration: Ad hoc
  • Salary: £60 - £65 per day
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
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Job Description

New Directions Education are currently recruiting a Learning Support Assistant within the Neath and Port Talbot location, to support children and young people who are educated outside of the mainstream setting.

We are looking for staff who ideally have Team Teach training or restraint training, and have experience of working with pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties. We do offer training through New Directions and the suitable candidate will have the opportunity to do a variety of training courses.

We are looking for staff who:

  • Are able to support all age groups within the Key Stage 1 , Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3 & Key Stage 4, and utilise the outdoor classroom effectively;
  • Are able to support small groups and pupils on a one to one basis as and when required;
  • Are able to work closely with the teaching staff and other teaching assistants within the classroom;
  • Are able to provide up-to-date references and adhere to New Directions compliance procedures;
  • Seek the flexibility of supply work and are suited towards the temporary nature of placements.

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
  • Recent experience in a classroom environment
  • An excellent track record
  • Good knowledge of the national curriculum
  • 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 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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