We are currently looking for a teaching assistant who has previously worked with students with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). The position is within an SEN School and would be a challenging but highly rewarding role. Particular personal or professional experience of supporting individuals with ASC is highly desirable, such as an understanding of the complexities related to this condition. The ideal person would have a good knowledge of teaching and behaviour strategies relevant to ASC.
Candidates who are familiar with PEC's, TEACCH system, signing (Makaton/BSL/sign-a-long) are strongly encouraged to apply as these skills will be very relevant to the role. A Team Teach qualification or relevant moving and handling experience would be beneficial but not essential. Teaching Personnel are also able to provide a range of training; including Team Teach, Introduction to Autism and Moving and Handling.
We require candidates to apply who are passionate in assisting children with ASC to access the curriculum. An understanding and flexible nature is essential, and the school is particularly keen to have candidates who are proactive, empathetic, engaging and creative.
As a Teaching Assistant, you'll typically need to:
Follow instructions from Teachers in order to support effectively in the class room
Adhere to professional practice standards and legislation, including confidentiality, safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion policies
Ensure you're up-to-date on your knowledge of local service provision for appropriate signposting and referrals
Support students on 1:1, adapting your approach on a case by case basis in order to engage students effectively
Help children with learning and development
Coach, mentor and motivate children to understand the benefits of relevant activities
Maintain accurate and up-to-date administration and caseload records, including reports of all interactions
DBS on the Update Service
Willing to work Monday to Friday 08:30 - 15:30
Willing to approach references spaning over 6 years
Should you require any additional information regarding ASC or indeed to apply for the position, please contact your SEN specialist
All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see (url removed)/faqs for details.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.