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ASC Support- Blackburn Primary School- 1:1 with a Y4 child

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Job description

Autism Specialist Support Assistant required full time from September half term

Experience working with sensory needs are essential and also experience working in a referral unit will be preferred

Experience working with ASC and related behaviours is essential.

A large three-form entry Primary School in Blackburn are currently seeking a Specialist Support Assistant to work with a child on a 1:1 basis who is diagnosed with Autism. The school is currently working with Teaching Personnel exclusively and are keen to meet with potential candidates who are suitable for this role. The following specification can be used to determine whether this is a role you would be interested in;

Full time School working hours, five days a week.

Support a child in a Y4 class who has ASC; there is currently 1:1 support in place and the child is not working in the mainstream classroom at present. The child worked through the infants within the classroom but since the turn of this year, he has struggled to keep on task and work without disrupting other children.

The child is bright, can read and write and has good academic ability. He is sensitive to sensory needs and is keen to keep to a routine. The school are using a range of strategies and techniques in order to hopefully move the child back to the classroom. There are other provisions in school which the child works in, including a nurture and sensory room.

This is a specialist role and not to be mistaken for a general teaching assistant role. If you are considering applying for this position and you do not have ASD experience and multi-sensory experience then please do not apply.

The SENCO is very passionate and hands on with the children on her register and is keen to appoint members of staff who are qualified and experienced in working with high and low functioning children with Autism. She will be keen to speak to potential candidates who can demonstrate they can use a variety of techniques and strategies to ensure the child progresses socially and academically.

I will be looking to arrange interviews this week with the SENCO in school. Please do not hesitate to contact me with a CV clearly stating where you have worked alongside children with Autism.

I can be contact in the office on 01772 842155 or by email at

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel 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. Full assistance provided.



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