Autism Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - North East London

Ref: 5189Friday 10 May 2024

Autism Teaching Assistant

Full-time, term-time only!

ASAP start

£80 - £90 a day PAYE


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

We are working in partnership with a friendly and creative SEN school based in East London. We are hiring a passionate and creative Autism Support Worker to join their support team. This position is full-time (term time only) and is to start immediately.


About This Autism Teaching Assistant Role:

  • Supporting children and young people with Autism.
  • 8:30am - 4:30pm; Monday to Friday during term-time
  • Immediate Start
  • 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 by utilising music, arts, drama, and dance!


The Ideal Autism Teaching Assistant:

  • Has experience working with children and young people with special needs, particularly with Autism.
  • 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


Autism Teaching Assistant Main Responsibilities:

  • Supporting children and young people with Autism
  • 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
  • Students are supported by a multidisciplinary team including Physiotherapists, Art Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists. Being able to use Makaton (sign language) or PECs is ideal.


Why work with Parker Smith Inclusion? 

  • Over 250+ FIVE STAR Google reviews
  • We have access to a wider range of job opportunities including vacancies that haven't been advertised yet :We have partnerships with multiple schools, Local Authorities, and educational organisations and can provide you with access to a wider range of job opportunities.
  • Expertise in the SEND education industry with an ethical and transparent approach: we have specialist knowledge and experience in the SEND education industry, including an understanding of school hiring practices and requirements, which can help you navigate the job search process more effectively.
  • Assistance with CV and application materials:  we can provide guidance on preparing effective resumes and application materials, which can help you to stand out to schools
  • Transfer to a permanent contract after 2 terms
  • One application - Multiple Opportunities: are you too busy to fill out lots of different application forms? register with us and only fill out one form
  • Continued support in your role: we can provide continued support throughout the job search process, even after a job offer has been made



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