Coed Glas Primary School
‘Roots to grow, wings to fly’
Post Ref: ED50271664
Learning Support Assistant (Wellbeing)
Start Date: September 2021
Salary: Grade 3 Points 3-6 £18,562 - £19,698 pro rata
Conditions: Temporary until March 31st 2022
The Governing Body invites applications from suitably qualified and enthusiastic teaching assistants to support the children in this happy and successful school.
We can offer:
▪ A school committed to creating a happy and inclusive learning environment where we support each other to thrive and celebrate successes.
▪ A school committed to working with our families working together within a culture of mutual respect and support
▪ Specialist resources, dedicated spaces and access to relevant specialist training
▪ An environment where children will be empowered to fulfil their own potential and to stand up as valued members of the community making a positive difference as ethical, informed citizens.
▪ A place where wellbeing and mental health are a priority for all
▪ Supportive, hardworking and dedicated staff and governors who care passionately about the school and the community
▪ The opportunity for further career development in our role as a learning organisation.
We are looking to appoint a Wellbeing LSA who will support individual children and groups of children across both key stages, under the direction of the leadership team. The LSA will need to be flexible as it will encompass both planned support and also may involve unplanned work supporting children at point of need. The role will also involve some liaison with families and other agencies. All work will be under the guidance of the senior leadership team and ALNCO. The LSA will understand how to support children with social, emotional and behavioural needs, work on their own initiative to support individuals and groups and be prepared to undertake additional training if required.
The successful candidate will be required to work 32.50 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time only), Monday to Friday, 8.30 – 4.00.
This vacancy is suitable for post share.
This role has been created as part of the school’s recovery plan and is funded by the RRRG grant.
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 an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
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.
Application forms, the job description/person specification can be obtained by contacting the school or download from eteach.
Completed forms should be returned to Mr Hart by 12 noon on Friday 10th 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.
Internal candidates who wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis must obtain approval prior to application using Form SEC1 (4.C.081). Requests may only be approved by the relevant Chief Officer or senior nominated officer graded no lower than OM2 or in the case of schools based staff the Headteacher / Governing Body.
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.