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Learning Support Assistant

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Job description

CORONAVIRUS NOTICE: Teaching Personnel are still recruiting staff during this time of crisis, in preparation for vacancies to start in the eventuality of schools reopening. All interviews for positions will be conducted over Skype or telephone and you will be expected to attend a face-to-face interview where we can verify your documents prior to commencing the role.

Position: Learning Support Assistant

Location: Caerphilly

Pay: GBP10 per hour (12.07% holiday pay inclusive, Pension and NI contributions)

Start date: 2nd September

Contract type: 1 academic year (wit the possibility to continue)


Teaching Personnel are looking to recruit a Learning Support Assistant with previous experience supporting a child/adult with speech and languageand mobility difficulties. Teaching Personnel are looking to recruit someone who can work with a Year 1 pupil in September on a 1:1 basis, providing the basic care and assistance needed to ensure inclusive education.

Althoughhaving previous experience working in the education or care sector is preferred, it is not essential. The ability to speak Welsh, however, is essential for this post.


The role

  • Assist with the child’s speech and language difficulties . (Guidance will be given by the school prior to starting the role – The school will Incorporate advice from the occupational therapist in the child’s programme);
  • Ensure that the child can move freely around the classroom and that there are no obstacles in the way of the walker;
  • Assist if the child needs any assistive devices for writing and speaking and encouragee the use of technology;

Strategies for learning and teaching

  • Encourage independence.
  • Encourage support for the student from classmates.
  • Consider physical access issues such as ramps, toilets, lifts and classroom layout.
  • If writing is difficult consider using a tape recorder.
  • Encourage communication to prevent isolation.
  • Allow students extra time to complete tasks.
  • It is important to ensure that the student feels included and is encouraged and praised.


The school

Categorisation: Green

The primary School itself is a challenging school based in a deprived area.

Language – Welsh Medium. The school provides bilingual education for pupils aged between 3 and 11 years, however. Welsh is the main medium of learning


How to apply?

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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

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