Autism Support Worker

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Southwark, South East London

Ref: 1153Thursday 20 June 2024

£425 PAYE pw

Role: Autism Support Worker

Location: London Borough of Southwark, South East London

Salary: £85 PAYE per day



Are you passionate about SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)?

Do you have experience or personal interest in supporting children and young people with Autism/ASC?

Are you looking for a rewarding role to make positive impacts in our children’s life?


We are working in partnership with an ‘Outstanding’ SEND school located in the London Borough of Southwark. The school is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Autism Support Worker to join their friendly and supportive team. This position is full-time (term-time only) and to start immediately.



  • Autism Learning Support Worker
  • Working Hours: 8:30am - 4pm; Monday to Friday during term-time
  • London Borough of Southwark
  • Supporting children and young people aged between 11 and 19 with Autism/ASC and Severe to Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (SLD/PMLD)
  • Proactively engaging and interacting with children and young people through play-based and sensory related activities in classroom settings
  • Providing a creative and fun learning environment
  • Making positive impacts on children and young people’s lives!


Ideal Candidate:

  • Has experience working with children and young people with special needs
  • Has personal interests in supporting children and young people with special needs
  • A positive, proactive and patient individual who has a can-do attitude and is willing to learn
  • A team player and has great communication skills
  • Being able to build up good working relationships with students and staff


Main Responsibilities:

  • Supporting children with Autism/ASC, complex needs and Severe to Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (SLD/PMLD)
  • Assisting the class teacher with planning, preparing and delivering learning activities as well as monitoring and assessing children’s achievement and progress
  • Actively involved in a wide range of activities, promoting the physical, cognitive, cultural, social and emotional wellbeing of the pupils
  • Actively interacting with children through play-based and sensory related activities


Some of our students are non-verbal and with such a wide range of learning difficulties. Students are supported by a multidisciplinary team including Physiotherapists, Art Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists. Some students may also have physical disabilities and are wheelchair users. Being able to use Makaton (sign language) or PECs are ideal. Personal Care (feeding and toileting) and hydrotherapy are required as this is a part of the job.


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! Applying on our company website, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to 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. By applying for this role, you are consenting to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR requirements.

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