THE DETAILS:
  • Location: Merthyr Tydfil,
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £25,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 12 July, 2024 12:00 AM

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Cynorthwyydd Dysgu/Learning Support Assistant x5, Ty Dysgu PRU

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Salary: £23,893.00 - To: £23,893.00

Job Title: Learning Support Assistant (LSA), level 2 (5 posts)
Location: Ty Dysgu Pupil Referral Unit, Merthyr Tydfil
Position Type: Term Time only, 1 year fixed term, 27.5hrs/week
Salary: Grade 2 SCP 6 £23,893 p.a. pro rata
65% of £23,893 = £15,530 p.a.
Application Deadline: Friday 12th July 2024
Start Date: 2nd September 2024
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Job Description
Overview: We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Level 2 Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to join the Ty Dysgu Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) in Merthyr. Our PRU provides a supportive and nurturing environment for students who require alternative education pathways. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting the educational, social, and emotional development of pupils who have been referred to the unit.
Key Responsibilities:
1. Supporting Learning and Development:
o Assist teachers in delivering tailored educational programs.
o Work with small groups or individual pupils to reinforce learning objectives.
o Support pupils with their social and emotional development, encouraging positive behaviour and self-esteem.
2. Classroom Support:
o Prepare and organise learning materials and resources.
o Assist in maintaining a safe and stimulating classroom environment.
o Help manage classroom behaviour and ensure a positive learning atmosphere.
3. Individualized Support:
o Implement individualised support strategies and behavioural support plans.
o Provide one-on-one support to pupils with specific needs, including those with learning difficulties, emotional and behavioural challenges, and other additional learning needs (ALN).
o Monitor and record pupil progress, reporting to teachers and other relevant staff.
4. Collaboration and Communication:
o Work closely with teachers, ALN coordinator, and other staff members to support pupil progress.
o Communicate effectively with parents and carers, providing updates on pupil progress and wellbeing.
o Participate in team meetings, training sessions, and professional development opportunities.
5. General Duties:
o Assist with the supervision of pupils during break and lunchtimes.
o Support pupils during off-site activities and educational visits.
o Carry out any other duties as required by the Headteacher or senior staff members.
Qualifications and Experience:
• Minimum of GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics.
• Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent (Desirable).
• Previous experience working with children that have Behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD), preferably in an educational or care setting.
• Experience working with pupils with ALN is desirable.
Skills and Attributes:
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting children's learning and development.
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
• Flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic educational environment.
• Basic understanding of child protection and safeguarding principles.

Benefits:
• Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
• Ongoing professional development and training opportunities.
• Supportive and inclusive working environment.
• Opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of young people.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to apply online at www.merthyr.gov.uk

For more information about this role or the Pupil Referral Unit, please contact Simon Pardoe at Simon.Pardoe@merthyr.gov.uk
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Equal Opportunity Employer:
Our Pupil Referral Unit is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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