Autism Teaching Assistant - Peckham

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

Ref: 3600Wednesday 17 January 2024

£425 - £475 PAYE Per Week

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Autism Teaching Assistant - Peckham, South East London

£425 - £475 PAYE Per Week

Full-Time, Term Time Only

9am - 4pm


Are you a caring and passionate individual with a heart for special education? We invite you to become an essential part of our lovely SEN school in Peckham, South East London. This is a unique opportunity to make a profound impact on the lives of children with complex needs, particularly those with Autism / Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and medical needs.

Our SEN school is in the heart of Peckham, South East London, easily accessible by public transport and for car drivers. The school is dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment for children aged 11-19 with diverse, complex needs, including significant Speech and Language Communication Needs (SLCN) and some who are non-verbal.


Job Details:

  • Position: Autism Teaching Assistant
  • Working Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Salary: £425 - £475 PAYE Per Week
  • Responsibilities: Supporting children with play-based and sensory-based learning activities, focusing on literacy, numeracy, life skills, and preparing for independent living.
  • Facilities: The school has incredible amenities, including a hydrotherapy swimming pool.
  • Emphasis on Creativity: The school has an emphasis on creative learning, such as arts & crafts, sports, drama, and music, to enrich the students' experiences.


Your Role and Responsibilities as an Autism Teaching Assistant: 

  • Providing students one-on-one and small group support, tailoring activities to their individual needs.
  • Encouraging and facilitating sensory-based and play-based learning experiences.
  • Assisting with personal care and maintaining a safe and supportive environment.
  • Collaborating with teachers and therapists to create an inclusive and engaging learning atmosphere.
  • Promoting independence and life skills development in our students.
  • Participating in a variety of creative activities, from arts and crafts to sports and music.


What We're Looking For: We are seeking individuals who are passionate about special education, eager to learn and possess a positive mindset. Experience in working with children with Autism or complex needs is an advantage, but we welcome newcomers who are dedicated to making a difference. If you have a family member or friend with special needs, we also encourage you to apply!

If you are ready to be part of a caring and dynamic team committed to the well-being and development of these exceptional children, we would love to hear from you.


Interested in hearing more?

If you want to hear more about our Autism Teaching Assistant opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by responding to this advert, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to Heeji Moon at

If you are not contacted within 3 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful in this role. However, we will keep your CV, and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEN 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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