Teaching Assistant job -Cardiff
Teaching Assistant job - Cardiff - Primary School - start date January 2018 - full time
Job - Teaching Assistant - Cardiff
Full time support required in the Nursery Class
We are looking for an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to work on a long-term, full time basis supporting pupils in the nursery department of a mainstream Primary school in central Cardiff, as part of an increase in intake of additional pupils (rising 3's). This position is to start ASAP and confirmed until July 2018 and will then be reviewed for continuation in September 2018.
The successful candidate will have experience, and extensive knowledge of supporting the Foundation Phase Curriculum and Early Years Development. You will be supporting the pupils to achieve developmental milestones and learning goals, through structured activities and play. You will work closely with the class teacher and other teaching assistants to develop and maintain an enjoyable and stimulating learning environment, where children feel secure and confident.
The Early Years unit within the school caters to more than 80 children, with an open-plan set-up. The right person for the job will therefore need to demonstrate initiative and apply a pro-active approach to tasks and to the fast pace of the environment. You will be competent in contributing to the smooth and efficient running of the nursery, and will be a positive role model for the pupils. The school are looking for people with excellent interpersonal skills who are able to build strong rapport with staff and children alike.
You will need to be adaptable to change and have a positive attitude, a strong work ethic and a strong understanding of Child Protection and Safeguarding regulations. You will need to be qualified as a Teaching Assistant to level 2 (or above/equivalent), have excellent knowledge of Foundation Phase principles and practice, a strong understanding of child development and recent, referenceable experience as a Teaching Assistant within a similar environment. If you would like to apply for this position, please send a copy of your up-to-date CV today. Please provide details of your qualifications, skills and experience, as outlined above, as well as any further information that you feel will support your application.
I am looking to short-list for this vacancy in the next 2 weeks, so please do not delay in sending your CV should you wish to be considered. Please note that our ability to consider you for this job is subject to our ability to obtain satisfactory references and documentation.