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Welsh Speaking LSA Role

Job description

Due to an increase in demand, Teaching Personnel are currently looking for teaching assistants to work in the Swansea area on a supply basis. We have full time, part time and ad-hoc positions available and are therefore flexible around personal requirements and availability. You will need to be registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC) and have a relevant child based qualification or experience of working within a child care setting. As the positions available are in Welsh Medium schools you will need to be able to communicate fluently in Welsh.

You will need:

  • To be registered with the Education Workforce Council;
  • To be a fluent Welsh speaker;
  • Relevant experience of working with children/ young people within the last three years;
  • To be prepared to adhere to the Teaching Personnel registration process and compliance procedure.

Teaching Personnel can offer a dedicated recruitment consultant to work on your behalf and ongoing training to aid your career progression.

Additional Information

The job of a teaching or classroom assistant is a now vital resource for the teacher where the position in heavily relied upon in the classroom. Further evidencing the importance of this role within schools is the rapid growth in numbers employed across the UK. Numbers employed have risen from 61,000 a decade ago 213,900 in 2011.

We will consider experienced learning support assistants (LSAs) who have previously held a job in a primary school or assisted a pupil in the role in a secondary school, but do not hold any of the above qualifications.

Jobs in Additional Learning Needs (ALN) A large number of our jobs are in ALN and we fill many vacancies in schools with candidates who have particular experience in working with children classified as below:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD);
  • Dyslexia;
  • Dyspraxia;
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI);
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD);
  • Profound and Moderate Learning Difficulties (PMLD);
  • Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD);
  • Severe Learning Difficulties.

As well as working with students who have Physical Disabilities (PD).

Duties of a Teaching Assistant

  • Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the Head Teacher, ALNCO and Class Teachers;
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes (IEP) for students and help monitor their progress;
  • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities;
  • Assist class teachers with maintaining student records;
  • Support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills.

What can you expect from Teaching Personnel?

  • A dedicated consultant
  • Regular and varied teaching supply work;
  • Competitive pay rates;
  • Potential long-term teaching roles;
  • Fully compliant with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR);
  • Network of branches across the UK;
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme;
  • Respected reputation throughout the education and recruitment industry.

Please contact Chris at Teaching Personnel for more information on this job vacancy, on 01792 473 300, or send a copy of your CV over and we'll be in touch.

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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