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Teaching Assistant

  • Location: Ceredigion
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £56.34 per day
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Primary
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions Education are currently looking to recruit a Teacher Assistant for supply work in the Cardigan area. We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic teaching assistant with a flexible attitude to support the inclusion of students with a range of behavioural and learning needs. Experience of working in literacy, numeracy and social intervention programmes would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a knowledge of how to support children’s learning, especially in phonics, reading, Mathematics and language skills;
  • Have previous experience of working in a primary school classroom;
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Be enthusiastic and positive;
  • Have the ability to support children both emotionally and behaviourally;
  • Have the ability to support children’s speaking and listening skills;
  • Have a willingness to develop new skills;
  • Have the ability to work well in a team;
  • Have the ability to develop positive relationships with colleagues, parents and children.

New Directions Education enjoys a healthy relationship with school over Ceredigion and the surrounding area, the schools we are currently working with are  well respected and resourced schools with a long standing reputation for high standards of developing students. New Directions also offer free training courses that enable you to enhance your own development and career opportunities. We will also supply you with a personal account manager that will work tirelessly on your behalf to constantly provide work placements. 

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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