Autism Teaching Assistant

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

Ref: 5507Friday 24 May 2024

Autism Provision Teaching Assistant

South London Borough of Lambeth

£90 a day PAYE

Monday to Friday


Looking to build a connection, inspire and help children in a rewarding role as a SEN Teaching Assistant?

This mainstream school strives to enable every child to become the very best they can by nurturing and encouraging their individual strengths and interests. Pupils are supported to develop and use strategies that help them to overcome and cope with their difficulties. They recognise that every child is different, and each individual child should always be the starting point. In addition to academic achievement, they focus on developing every child’s communication and social skills as well as their emotional regulation skills. This is supported by ensuring each child develops his or her independence through the teaching of life skills which are key to building confidence and self-esteem. The Autism Provision offers a high level of adult support with a class teacher and 3 support staff in each class. Class size is 8 pupils per class to ensure they maintain an autism friendly learning environment! All staff receive training opportunities to develop your skillset and career!


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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