Wester Learning Federation
Executive Headteacher: Mr Wayne Murphy
Cardiff CF5 5AQ
Head of School: Mrs Deborah Herald
Post No ED50266106
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
32.5 hours (39 weeks) Term Time Only
Grade 6, Scale points 19 – 25
£24,799 - £28,785 (+ SEN Allowance £457) pro-rata
Required to start 2nd November 2020.
The three federated schools are progressing with their exciting journey. The appointed member of staff will be based at Riverbank School; however, the newly appointed person would be employed by the federation.
Riverbank School provides for the needs of 70 pupils, aged 4-11. The majority of our pupils have a diagnosis of either SLD, GLD, ASC or SpLD and can sometimes display multifaceted behaviours. This provision will be expanding drastically in two years as we move into our new state of the art, purpose built school in Fairwater. With this in mind, and our growing population of pupils that present with complex learning difficulties, many of which have a diagnosis for ASC with significant multi-sensory impairments, we wish to advertise this bespoke position.
The LA and Governing body wish to appoint a pro-active, enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant to work within school and to contribute to the ethos and values of Riverbank School. We are looking for someone with commitment, energy and compassion to join our dedicated and enthusiastic team.
The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience of working with children on the autistic spectrum, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to establish excellent working relationships with children, parents, staff and outside agencies. Good standards of literacy and numeracy are also essential.
The successful candidate will work predominantly with our more complex individuals, operating between P3i – P5. They will lead a group of five pupils with support staff, under the close guidance of a class teacher. With support, there will be an expectation to plan for certain activities within this class. There will also be an opportunity to lead on a whole school initiative (decided on following interview) and play a part in conducting performance management review meetings for support staff within the school.
This is a position that requires a significant amount of experience and a specific skill-set, however in return, you will receive a considerable amount of CPD, and will be looked after as part of our ‘Riverbank Family’.
Under the Education (Wales) Act 2014, all School Learning Support Workers must be registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC).
This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.
This vacancy is suitable for post share.
Please download or print off the application form by selecting the “Apply Now” button.
Due to our current interim working arrangements, we are unable to provide recruitment packs through the post.
Completed application forms to be emailed to Deborah Herald or posted to Deborah Herald, Head of School, c/o Riverbank School, Western Learning Federation, Vincent Road, Ely, Cardiff, CF5 5AQ.
Please note that all applications will be responded to in September and not during the summer holidays.
Closing date: Wednesday 16th September at 12pm
Shortlisting date: Friday 18th September (PM)
Interview date: Thursday 24th September
Due to the current COVID -19 circumstances the interview process for this role maybe held on a virtual basis using an appropriate online platform. If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process please contact the school for a discussion.
Start date: Monday 2nd November
Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.
As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity. Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:
• aged under 25;
• not in employment, education or training;
• from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the Cardiff BAME and LGBT+ communities;
• ability to communicate fluently in Welsh.