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St Joseph's R.C. Primary School

Teaching Assistant needed at St Joseph's Primary

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Post Ref:

1:1 Teaching Assistant – Temporary Post

30 hours (39 weeks a year) Pro-Rata Term Time only

Working hours 9.00am – 3.30pm / Monday – Friday Term Time only

Grade 3, Scale Points 3-6  (£20,812- £21,968 pro-rata)

Required from the Monday 9th January 2023

The Governing Body are seeking to appoint a knowledgeable, experienced, happy and caring LSA who is proactive and enthusiastic with a commitment to learning.  An ability to contribute to the warm, caring ethos of our multicultural school is essential.  The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills, good interpersonal skills, show initiative, share in the planning and evaluation of activities and work well as part of a dedicated team.

There is a temporary vacancy to commence on Monday 9th January 2023.  This post will consist of 1:1 support to two children with Special Educational Needs in Nursery (one am only/one pm only).  The successful candidate would implement an Individual Education Plan and agreed Programme, extend the child’s social skills and be involved with their personal care, working as part of a team in co-operation with the class teacher and other professionals.  They would also be expected to cover additional general classroom duties during the lunch hour.

Experience of working with children with special needs would be an advantage. 

St Joseph’s is in the heart of the Gabalfa.   We have a strong and supportive community with wonderful, enthusiastic children who are well behaved. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is passionate about improving the life chances of young people. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of our children and the community we serve

The successful candidate will be required to work under the instruction of teaching/senior staff in to provide general support to the teacher in the management of the pupil and the classroom, including preparation and routine maintenance of resources/equipment. 

Preference will be given to practising Catholics.  You will be expected to uphold the Catholic Ethos of the school and be committed to a climate of equality of opportunities and inclusion for all.

Internal applicants who wish to apply for this post on secondment must obtain permission before applying by completing form SEC1 (4.C.081). Permission will be required from the relevant Chief Officer or another nominated senior officer, on a scale not lower than OM2, or from the Headteacher / Governing Body in the case of school staff.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.  

Under the Education (Wales) Act 2014, all School Learning Support Workers must be registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC).

Completed application forms to be emailed or posted to the Headteacher, Mrs A Riordan, 204 North Road, Cardiff, CF14 3BL or email via

Closing date: Monday 19th December 2022 at 12pm 

Shortlisting date: Monday 19th December 2022

Interview date: Wednesday 21st December 2022

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.