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Two Behaviour Mentor roles (Primary school in Cardiff)

Job description

We are currently looking to recruit TWO Learning Support Assistant/Behaviour Mentor to join a friendly and supportive team in one of our great mainstream Primary schools in Cardiff (Ely), to work one-to-one and with small groups, providing classroom based & extra curricular support to children with Emotional Behavioural Difficulties.

The ideal candidate :

You must be willing to provide help and support to children with Autism, Challenging Behaviour, Social and Emotional Mental Health and Learning Difficulties. Your role will consist in assisting the class teachers with children in need of additional support mainly in core subjects, but also helping out with their integration and emotional support. Any certificates or qualifications related to Special Needs and/or Education in general along with experience working in an educational setting (from Early Years to Year 6) is preferable but not compulsory.

The school has recently received additional funding for two children in KS2 (Year 5 and Year 6) who need support with their school work, attention spam, social and emotional skills and managing their behaviour which sometimes can be challenging. Each of the pupil need a one-to-one who will build a bond with them, they need somebody who will act as a role model and gain their trust so can build up their confidence prior to integrating a secondary school.

These positions are well suited for creative, compassionate, caring and patient candidates with strong behaviour management, willing to develop their knowledge in the education and special needs sector. We highly recommend for graduates who are willing to make a career in education to apply. The roles are a full time and long term (Monday to Friday, school hours) to start ASAP on an on-going basis with a strong opportunity for the right candidates to be taken on a permanent contract by the end of the academic year.

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.

Please note - if the above role isn't quite right for you BUT you would still like to engage in a position within the education sector, please be advised that we are currently recruiting for several roles to start ASAP, throughout South East and South West Wales, within all year groups from Nursery to Year 6. You can forward you CV or contact us via telephone for further information.

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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