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SEN Teaching Assistant

SEN Teaching Assistant – Cardiff

SEN TA/LSA – Full-time – Heath– Down Syndrome

Supply Desk  have found that Graduates in Psychology, Sports and Drama  have made excellent learning support and teaching assistants working with children with special needs. Past experiences suggest people with either a Psychology, Sports or Drama degree often have good emotional resilience and emotional intelligence, with a natural understanding of how to help support SEN students on a 1:1 basis and group basis.

We are looking for a graduate who is passionate about helping the younger minds develop and progress within their education. Giving them the support to build on their confidence and channel their focus. This can be achieved by using different methods and skills, where Supply Desk offer a variety of training and workshops to help you upskill in these areas. 

Within the role of a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) or Teaching Assistant (TA) you will be supporting a child with Down Syndrome in the class room or on a one to one basis, helping them access the curriculum and helping them engage during the school day. The role is to start immediately and is full-time within a Cardiff primary school. It is expected that the role will last at least until February half-term, although it is likely it will run for longer. The primary school is based in the Heath area of Cardiff and they are dedicated to ensuring that each child achieves “all-round success”.

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Energetic and positive attitude
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience with SEN
  • EWC registration or willing to apply
  • Current DBS registered on the update system or willing to apply


  • Supporting the child on a one to one basis in all lessons
  • Tailoring lesson plans to the child’s needs and academic abilities
  • Working closely with the Teacher in order to offer the best support to the child
  • Attending meetings with the SENCo and Occupational Therapists and working towards Educational Healthcare Plans to ensure the child meets targets set
  • You will also be required to support groups of children within the class with their academic attainment where necessary and report back to the class teacher on the progress of the pupils.

Why work for Supply Desk?

In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive:

  • £65 a day minimum (More for relevant  experience and qualifications)
  • Safeguarding training
  • Access to other CPD training such as Team Teach  and Autism Awareness
  • Weekly pay
  • Dedicated team on hand for support

If you are interested in this position, please call Supply Desk Cardiff on 02920601860 or forward your CV to cardiff@supplydesk.co.uk.

Salary dependent on experience and qualifications.




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