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Teaching Assistant

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Job description

One of our mainstream Primary schools located in of Cardiff are looking to appoint a teaching assistant to their team from the start of April, to support pupils with Emotional Behavioural Difficulties on a one-to-one basis. The roles are ongoing, full time (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm, term time only) with the opportunity for a permanent contract to be offered to the suitable candidate(s) at the end of the academic year.

light. The ideal candidates :

You must be willing to provide help and support to pupils with Challenging Behaviour, Social and Emotional Mental Health and Learning Difficulties. In some cases, this would come in the form of disruptive behaviour in the classroom, lack of attention or affect their effort into schoolwork. Some pupils will need help paying attention and managing distractions. Some need help staying organised. Others need help getting started with their work, or finishing work they start. Your role will consist of assisting the class teachers with children in need of additional support mainly with core subjects, but also helping out with their integration and emotional support. These roles will suit candidates who :

  • Are looking for a new challenge
  • Are able to build a bond with pupils and staff alike
  • Can set a positive tone and model an appropriate response to disruptive behaviour
  • Looking to take part in the children's development
  • Have innovative ideas but also take instructions well
  • Have experience working or volunteering with children (i.e. school based, sports coaching, after school clubs, youth clubs, etc.)
  • Are able to commit to a full time role until the end of the academic (at least)

Applicants must :

  • Have the legal right to work in the UK
  • Hold a Child Workforce Only DBS registered on the Update Service (or be willing to apply for one - full assistance provided)
  • Be registered with the Education Workforce Council (compulsory requirement in Wales) - please note that if you are living in England, you can still register with the EWC which will give you the opportunity to work on both sides of the border
  • Provide two professional or character references
  • Be available to interview and/or trial asap
  • Be available to start on short notice
  • Be living in Cardiff and/or have plans to move to Cardiff in the near future and/or be willing to travel to Cardiff

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your up-to-date CV along with a short cover statement.

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.

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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