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Teaching Assistant

  • Location: Swansea
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Salary: Competitive Pay Rates - Competitive Pay Rates per day
  • Start date: asap
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
  • Posted:

Job Description

A primary school in the Swansea area require a Teaching Assistant who has specific experience in working with pupils who have speech and language difficulties and they must have completed an ELKLAN Course to support their learning. This is a temporary position in the first instance, however it has the potential to extend for the right person.

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • Work in close collaboration with the class teacher & any specialist working with the child and the child’s parents/carers to ensure that the requirements of the child are met;
  • Establish positive relationships with the pupil/s supported;
  • Support the pupil/s with activities which support literacy and numeracy skills;#
  • Support the use of ICT in the classroom and develop pupil’s competence and independence in its use;
  • Maintain high expectations for the pupil/s being supported;
  • To be fully aware of the pupil’s/pupils’ strengths, difficulties and barriers to learning;
  • Ensure that the pupil/s being supported have full access to learning opportunities as appropriate;
  • To be fully aware of agreed outcomes, targets and agreed provision (as outlined in the child’s EHCP or other similar document/report);
  • Attend regular reviews and relevant school meetings as appropriate;
  • Attend training sessions as appropriate;
  • Maintain any necessary records and collect evidence to track the effectiveness of provisions in place;
  • Review progress over time with the class teacher & any specialist working with the child/children and the child’s/children’s parents/carers;
  • Ensure good links with other members of staff who are working to support the child/children;
  • Promote positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies and help keep pupil/s on task;
  • Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the class teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour;
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the class teacher;
  • To support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the class teacher;

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

We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Education Ltd, Swansea branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on 01792 620180 or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy.

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