Autism Support Assistant

Support Staff - Thurrock, Essex

Ref: 5635Friday 31 May 2024

Autism Support Assistant

Are you passionate about supporting Autistic children with their learning and communication needs?

Do you have a sound knowledge and experience of Makaton?

Are you keen to further your skills in a dedicated provision for Complex Autism and SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication Needs)?

I am actively seeking an engaging Autism Support Assistant with Makaton Knowledge for a specialist Nurture provision for ASD in a Therapeutic school in Thurrock.


About the Nurture Provision 

The nurture provision is based in a primary school in Thurrock who are incredibly passionate and dedicated to ensuring the social, emotional, and cognitive development of children with ASD, SCLN, and SEMH.

This is a new provision for the school and they are keen to staff the nurture hub with committed staff with specific skills. They are offering a permanent contract for a dedicated and passionate Autism Support Assistant who has experience/training in Makaton as they will be expecting a higher intake of students with SLCN, complex ASD, and non-verbal children.


What you can expect as an Autism Support Assistant

  • Experience of working in an inclusive SEND setting with a specialist Nurture Hub for complex ASD
  • To be part of a fantastic SEND specialist staff team in a therapeutic school setting
  • Receive weekly CPD and specialist SEND training, specific to the needs you support
  • Excellent experience and training for aspiring teachers, SEN teachers, Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, and Speech and language Therapists


Autism Support Assistant requirements:

  • Makaton experience, use to a confident level
  • Experience working with ASD and SLCN including children who are non-verbal
  • Passionate about inclusion

Although experience supporting children with ASD and SLCN is certainly beneficial, I would also love to hear from individuals who have a knowledge of Makaton and are looking to take their first step into education settings.... so please get in touch!


Interested in hearing more?

If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert! or email me on

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this.

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