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Teaching Assistant (Behavioural)

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Teaching Assistant (Behavioural)

Pay: GBP60-65 per day

Start date: February, Full-time **although subject to change – start date will be when schools reopen**

Location: Cardiff (Llanishen)

Year group: Key stage 2, Year 6

Teaching Personnel are seeking a Teaching Assistant that is experienced in managing challenging behaviour in children (particularly primary ages), to work in one of our partner Primary schools. If you are a caring yet authoritative and would describe yourself as energetic, then please read below for more information about the role and how to apply.

The role:

Within this role, you will be working with a group of year 6 children that display challenging behaviour and therefore have trouble engaging with the lesson. You will be expected to manage this behaviour alongside the teacher, and make sure they are focused and engaged. Furthermore, whilst your main responsibility in this position is to engage the children in their lessons and manage their behaviour, the role of a Teaching Assistant involves many aspects and flexibility. Other duties involve (but are not limited to):

  • Aiding the teacher with classroom set up and clean up.
  • Be aware of pupil problems/ progress/ achievements and report to the teacher as agreed
  • Can be flexible when required (i.e., work with other year groups if needed)
  • Support ethos of Catholic school
  • Provide clerical/ admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop

The school:

The school are a welcoming Catholic school based in Llanishen, Cardiff. The staff can be described as dedicated and talented and encourage the children to be the very best they can be. The school believes in creating a climate that fosters self-esteem, kindness and respect.

Preferred (but not essential):

  • At least 3 months working in a classroom setting
  • Challenging behaviour training and can confidently discuss when you have implemented such training
  • Experience working with children with very challenging behaviour (does not necessarily have to be within a school environment)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • CACHE level 2/3 (or the equivalent in experience)

Working through Teaching Personnel:

You will be employed through Teaching Personnel and not the school directly as this position is currently temporary. There are great benefits to working with Teaching Personnel:

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Access to a large CPD academy to refine and gain skills
  • Pension scheme
  • A dedicated consultant to guide you through the role and provide support
  • Flexibility

If you feel as though you will be suitable for this role and wish to be part of such a wonderful community, then please apply today by attaching your CV above. If successful, you will be contacted by Rachel from the South Wales Primary branch to discuss your application and the next steps.

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.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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