Hi , I am a qualified (City & Guilds SEN Learning Support and NVQ 3 Supporting teaching and learning ) and experienced Special Needs Teaching Assistant however it would appear that this job is almost non exisitant in South Australia. I have heard Teachers Aides are used but they are unqualified and low paid, is this correct? Also I have heard of other job titles ie Educational Support Officer, Integration Aides and School Officer... can anyone offer any advice regarding availablily of work and the different roles available, preferably within primary / nursery school age. Also are UK qualifications recognised in SA?
I also do additional hours in UK working on bank supply as Clinical Support Worker in a hospital setting, however I am unqualified in this as it is posible to work on bank in UK without qualifications. I believe this role may be called a Personal Care Assistant or enrolled nurse? Is it possible to gain employment in this role without qualifications in SA, either contracted or bank work equivilent ?
Am feeling quite concerned because although I have other experience in administration and catering, I have been a TA for 12 years and worry about my job prospects.
Is there plenty of work around, I would do anything. What areas (as in type of job and location) offer the most work availablilty.
Would really appreciate any info.