Location: Peripatetic across Flintshire Schools
Office: Ty Dewi Sant, Ewloe
Fixed term until 31st March 2022 initially (extension subject to grant funding)
Learning Support 1.2
Grade SCP 1 to 4
Salary Range from £17,842 to £18,933
27.5 hours per week Term Time Only (0.61fte)
The LA is seeking to appoint a committed teaching assistant to work in collaboration with schools, officers and parents to further develop and extend the language skills of pupils within the Foundation Phase. This may include pupils for whom English is an additional language.
The successful candidate will have previous experience of working with children and young people, preferably in an educational setting. An empathetic approach to children learning English as an additional language is essential, as is respect for individual pupils’ language, culture and religion. Knowledge of strategies to support language development with either EAL pupils or pupils with specific language needs would be beneficial.
The nature of the work will require the successful candidate to be organised, flexible and able to work both independently and under the supervision of classroom teachers and Inclusion Service Officers. Key responsibilities will include supporting curriculum access, modelling appropriate language patterns and employing effective strategies to improve the language outcomes of both monolingual and bilingual pupils.
The ability to communicate effectively with pupils and parents is essential, along with excellent interpersonal skills.
The successful applicant will be required to work in schools across Flintshire.
As this post will result in you having substantial contact with children the successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Services check.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13th July
The Council recognises that the ability to communicate in Welsh is an important and valuable skill in the workplace and is committed to increasing the numbers of bilingual employees. We welcome applications for any post from candidates who are able to work in both Welsh and English. We will also support new and existing employees who wish to learn Welsh or improve /develop their Welsh language skills.
Part time, job share and flexible working arrangements will be considered.
Flintshire LA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.