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Teaching Assistant - SEN Support

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Teaching assistant needed to support pupils with Special Education Needs for a Cardiff Secondary School.

Position: Long Term /Full time (Full academic year/Mon-Fri)

Pay Rates: GBP60 - GBP70 per day dependant on experience

The school have requested the need for a new member of staff to work within the schools mainstream site where you will be responsible for supporting and delivering education usually on a one-to-one basis but at times to a small group of pupils that need extra support due to having been identified to have additional learning needs. The classes you will be supporting with as well as the mainstream curriculum can often include things like mindfulness, anger management, mental health awareness & social anxiety. You will be working with individuals that may have various types of needs such as Autism, ADHD, EBD & SEMH these needs will all need varying levels of support so the successful candidate needs to be adaptable and show a proactive attitude in varying situations.

*No Direct Experience with SEN is necessary, however The school have requested someone with a positive attitude, the ability to use their own initiative and also the successful Teaching Assistant must be able to work with pupils that can find social situations daunting & challenging*

The School and Position

  • Role starting February 2021
  • The possibility of a school contract being offered at the end of the year dependant on performance
  • Supportive Special education needs department working with pupils that have various Special Educational Needs
  • Special education needs teaching assistant working with up to 30% of the schools population including group and 1:1 support
  • School works with children from 11-19 years of age
  • Large school with approximately 1800 pupils

The successful teaching assistant and the role:

  • Educated to Degree level is preferred but not essential
  • Use of your own Car is desirable/ Confident using public transport
  • Previous experience working with Secondary age pupils is required
  • Be confident and have the ability to build report with pupils and act as a support function
  • Work closely with Additional needs coordinator and SEN team
  • Show a passion for education and the capabilities to work in challenging situations

If you are looking to gain more experience within a school setting and have come from a care or support worker background then we would welcome your application today.

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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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