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Recruiting for January Jobs now / Cardiff Teaching Assistants - SEN, ASC,SLD

  • Long Term Opportunities
  • Trial period for October
  • Popular Cardiff Secondary School

New Term Roles – Trials before the summer

Cardiff – Secondary Schools

SRB Unit


A popular Secondary school in Cardiff are seeking Teaching Assistants to support the needs of students aged 11-18 with Autism and a variety of other additional learning needs including Down's Syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia and PMLD on a small group and 1:1 basis.

The students attend the mainstream school but their classes are separate from mainstream and they also have a learning resource base where a majority of their learning takes place due to SEN statements. A majority of the pupils have Autism and many have co-existing conditions including ADHD, sensory processing disorder, learning disabilities, disruptive behaviour disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, tics and Tourette syndrome, epilepsy and learning disabilities. Applicants must be confident and capable of supporting pupils who have problems with communication, moving independently, eating or have sensory difficulties. You must be resilient and have the ability to work pro actively with challenging behaviour.

Class sizes are small and there will usually be a Teacher, HLTA and other Teaching Assistants in the classroom, however, you will be expected to use your own initiative and work pro actively.

You must have experience in supporting children / adults with Autism or have a close personal connection to Autism. Candidates with Team Teach or experience in PECS and / or Makaton are highly sought after.

The school have been known to appoint candidates who get on particularly well on a permanent basis.

If interested please send a copy of your CV to matthew.flynn@teachingpersonnel or want to find out more, please call Matthew on 02920 660276.

All candidates applying to posts through Teaching Personnel must have a Child Workforce DBS, registered with the update service, or be willing to apply for one via the Disclosure Barring Service - Full assistance provided.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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