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  • Hours: Full time
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  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £25,000.00 - £30,000.00
  • Language: English
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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Pembrokeshire Learning Centre

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Pembrokeshire Learning Centre

Pembrokeshire County Council
Job Description

Grade 6 - £25,979 for 30 hours per week term time only for 45.8 weeks per annum equating to £18,502.76 pro rata rising to 46.8 weeks, £20,937.95 pro rata per annum after 5 years' service.

The Head Teacher and Management Committee are seeking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our team of highly motivated professionals who work collaboratively to raise standards at all levels. The applicant must support a positive, nurturing environment where students are encouraged to meet their potential.

You will be expected to:

  • Work under the direction of the Teacher in Charge and Classroom Teacher,
  • Plan, prepare and deliver sessions to small groups of students
  • Manage classroom resources
  • Manage heightened behaviours and keep children safe
  • Assist in the preparation of materials and displays
  • Contribute to the delivery of individual development plans (IDPs)

Relevant knowledge and experience of pupils with ALN would be beneficial. You must have an understanding of the safeguarding principles and child protection procedures. Experience of managing a range of approaches to behaviour, including managing behaviours that challenge would be advantageous.

A good standard of education, an understanding of child development, together with excellent communication skills are essential for this role.

You will need to be registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC) for this post.

Employment Checks

This post is subject to a DBS disclosure check.

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Safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk is a high priority for Pembrokeshire County Council. We aim to support vulnerable children and adults at risk to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We are committed to ensuring their safety and will take action to safeguard their well-being. The Council's Corporate Safeguarding Policy provides a framework for every member of staff and Service within the Council, setting out responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk as well as the methods by which the Council will be assured that it is fulfilling its duties.

This policy applies to all Council employees and workforce, councillors, volunteers and also service providers that are commissioned by the Council. Safeguarding is everyone's business whether they work for, or on behalf of, the Council.

Support & Additional Info

  • Please contact the Recruitment Team as early as possible if you're unable to apply online or require support by emailing .
  • Local Government Employees on National Joint Council (NJC) terms are subject to national pay bargaining; all salaries currently stated in our adverts are as 01/04/2023.
  • Please note, we have a legal obligation to consider employees for suitable alternative employment if their posts are at risk; therefore prior consideration will be given to existing employees who meet the person specification and are registered on our redeployment pool.

Welsh language skills are desirable. Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.