Grade 4 Teaching Assistant (Emotional Health and Wellbeing Team)
Post Ref : ED50250345
Contract type: Permanent – 1 post
Working hours: 32.5 hours/39 weeks per year
School: Lakeside Primary School
Grade: SCP 16-21
Salary: (£20,043 - £22,129 p.a. on PRO RATA basis) plus SEN allowance
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Lakeside Primary School for experienced and enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to join the local authority Wellbeing Class which is located in the mainstream primary school.
Lakeside is an inclusive school which provides excellent care, support and guidance for pupils between the ages of three and eleven. We host a Wellbeing Class for the local authority. The Wellbeing class provides small class provision, within a supportive and encouraging environment, for Foundation Phase pupils who have Emotional Health and Wellbeing (EHW) Needs. The pupils attending the Wellbeing class will be referred from other schools within the authority. During their time in the Wellbeing class, the pupils will integrate into mainstream classes and their home school as appropriate.
The Governing Body is seeking to appoint four teaching assistants who have experience of working with pupils with Emotional Health and Wellbeing Needs.
The ideal candidates will have experience of managing children with Emotional Health and Wellbeing Needs, and must be able to demonstrate the ability to focus on wellbeing and positive behaviour management with nurture principles at its core. They will also have experience of numerous interventions that take account of a variety of learning styles and needs.
The successful candidates will work as an integral part of Lakeside Primary School staff team as well as working closely with Local Authority specialist teams and local schools, therefore effective interpersonal and organisational skills are vital. As part of this role you will travel across the city to attend meetings and networks to support the pupils in their mainstream schools.
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 Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks.
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.
Application forms should be completed in full and returned to the school by the closing date.
Closing Date: 15th July 2022 12-00 noon
Shortlisting: 18th July
Interviews: 20th July
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.