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Emotional Support Assistant

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We are looking for a behaviour support Teaching assistant to work within one of our Cardiff Secondary school’s supporting a pupil whose behaviour includes being socially reserved, anxious struggles when interacting with their peers. The role would be full time Monday-Friday.

Often people see the words ‘behaviour support and assume that these will often be the most challenging pupils that will be disruptive from start to finish. This is not always the case, in this case the school is looking to support an individual that has social anxieties while working in large groups and provides support in a way that makes education accessible for them. The pupil will be moving to the school and you will be a vital part in supporting them settle in. Moving to a new school can be a daunting time and this will need someone who has a caring and patient manner to support this transition.  

As a Teaching Assistant working within this school you will be required to build a strong bond with the pupil in order to provide the highest level of support, therefore it is important you are able to build relationships quickly and understand the needs of the pupil you will be supporting.

The ideal candidate for this role would be someone who has a desire to train as a teacher or someone looking pursue a career supporting vulnerable young adults. This position would suit an innovative and resilient person who has a true passion for Special education needs.

The right applicant will have an empathetic and passionate approach along with:

  • Experience of working with Special Educational needs is desirable but not essential
  • Confidence in working with students with challenging behaviour
  • A passion for helping students overcome barriers to learning
  • An understanding of how to establish positive working relationships
  • Ability to be a patient and positive role model
  • Available for work immediately

You will receive in return:

  • A full time position starting February Half term
  • Pay from GBP300 per week
  • Continual professional development courses throughout the year
  • Constant feedback from the school during your placement
  • A helpful recruitment team to support your application and registration
  • The opportunity to develop your classroom and behaviour management skills

If this sounds like you or you would like to find out if you would be suited to this or any other roles that we currently have, please do not hesitate to get in touch today and send your CV over to our support secondary branch who would love to get in contact with you and explore the next steps of your career.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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