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Trainee Teaching Assistant- South Wales, Blaenau Gwent

  • Location: Blaenau Gwent
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £61.25 - £65.00 per day
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
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Job Description

Are you a team player who is looking for a new opportunity? Do you you have a passion for making a change to a child’s life?

New Directions are currently recruiting trainee teaching assistants to work in additional learning needs school across the South Wales area. These roles consist of working with children with emotional and behavioural needs as well as physical/medical needs.

We are looking for candidates who are flexible and proactive with their work approach and also with their availability for work. The general hours required to work are Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30am to 3.30pm.

In order to to register with New Directions we require the below;

  • Most recent employment reference – You must have been in this for for at least 6 months in the last 5 years and show experience of working within a team. – The identity of the referee must be verified to validate authentication. Professional references cannot be accepted from personal email accounts e.g. hotmail, gmail etc.
  • 2 x character references – preferably 1 of which to be from someone who works in a child-based role
  • References to cover 2 years

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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