Teaching Assistant job - Cardiff

Cardiff (Caerdydd)
12 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Teaching Assistant job in Cardiff - Nursery class - full time, start date April 2016

Job - Teaching Assistant - Cardiff
Full time support required in the Nursery Class
Start date April 2018

Hays Education are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable Teaching Assistant for a long-term, full time job to begin in the Summer term (16th April 2018). This job will be supporting 2 pupils on a 1:1 basis (1 pupil in the mornings and 1 pupil in the afternoons) within the nursery department of a mainstream Primary school. This role will be for at least one year with the potential to be renewed.

As a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant, you will be working with one pupil in the mornings, and one pupil in the afternoons. Both children will be newly entering the nursery department as part of the rising 3's additional intake, and are currently going through a statementing process for learning difficulties. They will need learning support, as well as emotional support.

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. It will be essential that you build a good bond/working relationship with the children as a means of helping them to remain on task and focused, as well as ensuring that they feel confident and secure, both in terms of their work, and in their interaction with other pupils. The right person for this role will also be empathetic to the children, providing them with emotional support and nurturing them - praising/encouraging them to help build confidence in their abilities.

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 someone with excellent interpersonal skills who is 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 supporting children with additional needs.

In order to apply for this role, you will need;
Excellent knowledge and practice of the Foundation Phase Curriculum, learn-through-play principles, and Early Years Development
Excellent knowledge and practise of working with children with additional needs
The ability to help the children remain on task - supporting them to achieve and to build confidence in their own abilities
Recent, referenceable experience as a Teaching Assistant within a classroom or 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 relevant skills and experience, as outlined above, as well as any further information that you feel will support your application.

I am looking to shortlist for this vacancy as soon as possible, 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, or any other jobs, is subject to our ability to obtain satisfactory references and documentation.

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