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  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £25,000.00 - £30,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 16 June, 2024 12:00 AM
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Teaching Assistant Level 3 - Special School (Ysgol Penmaes)

Teaching Assistant Level 3 - Special School (Ysgol Penmaes)

Powys County Council
Teaching Assistant Level 3 - Special School (Ysgol Penmaes)
Job description
Teaching Assistant- Level 3 Ysgol Penmaes

One year contract commencing September 2024

Our pupils are exceptional. Are you?

We are excited to offer the opportunity for a Level 3 Teaching Assistant to join our team.

You will be expected to:
  • Support pupils, delivering work set by the class teacher;
  • Work effectively with the class teacher and other team of staff;
  • Understand and empathize with pupil's needs;
  • Be caring;
  • Carryout personal care routines if required;
  • Support pupils with personal and emotional needs using a nurturing approach;
  • Support pupils behaviour by implementing routines, boundaries and consistency. This will also include identifying pupil's interests and channeling these into learning, behaviour and social and emotional needs. This will include making and preparing resources;
  • Helping pupils to engage socially with pupils and other staff through effective modelling;
  • Encouraging pupils to complete tasks and work set using a variety of approaches based on individual needs;
  • Be trained to and administer medication that pupils require;
  • Work with outside agencies;
  • Communicate effectively with all parents/carers;
  • Be instrumental in recording pupil's progress through a digital learning journal in collaboration with the class teacher;
  • Undertake any professional learning deemed appropriate and necessary
The successful candidate will be expected to make a real and positive impact on the lives of all the pupils at Ysgol Penmaes who have a range of additional learning needs, life experiences and personalities that make every day varied and interesting.

You will need to:
  • Be open to challenges and embrace them;
  • Understand and be nurturing;
  • Have great behaviour management skills;
  • Be consistent and patient;
  • Have experience of working in a school setting with pupils with complex needs;
  • Work alongside other professionals;
  • Be a team player and have excellent communications skills essential;
  • Be driven and willing to overcome any challenges;
  • Be willing to ask for guidance and support and take on the advice and guidance provided;
  • Be resilient;
  • Be reliable;
  • Be self-aware and able to self-reflect;
  • Have excellent reporting and recording skills;
  • Have good digital skills and be prepared to develop these;
  • Undertake training deemed appropriate;
  • Be able to follow direction and complete tasks delegated to you by the class teacher or senior leaders;
  • Adopt a pupil centered approach;
  • Have a sense of humour and be fun to work with;
  • Be calm;
  • Take on challenges and succeed
Reliance, resilience and consistency are key traits for all our staff. We would love to hear from you if you thrive on working in a challenging but immensely rewarding environment, if you are passionate about supporting the development of pupils, and if you truly want to make a difference in their lives.

This position has a requirement for an Enhanced DBS Check