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ASC Teaching Assistant

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LSA/TA required to work in Autism setting near Colchester

  • Do you have previous experience working with Autism
  • Are you from a care of education background
  • Are you available to start immediately?

We are currently looking for Teaching Assistants or Learning Support Assistants to provide support in an education setting near Colchester. The school is is a specialist co-educational school for children and young people with autism and additional complex needs, age 3 –19 years.

The students benefit from an autism-specific curriculum that accommodates their interests and strengths as well as developing their skills in other areas where they may be less confident. Their individual student plans specify which objectives each student is working on at any time. The classes are small with a high level of adult support, depending on students’ needs. The school tailor the curriculum around each student’s abilities and interests.

At the main site students have access to teaching kitchen, a physical fitness suite, sensory rooms, a swimming pool, an ICT suite and extensive well-equipped outdoor play areas. The FE College provides students with experience in life skills within a structured curriculum.

You will provide direct support to the students in their learning environment in both a group and individual setting. Taking an active role in wide range of classroom and physical activities throughout the academic year; assisting and working closely with the Class Teacher and Teaching Assistant to contribute to lessons.

Your main duties will include:

•Supporting the students alongside colleagues in the classroom, during break periods and at lunch times

•Under the direction of the Class Teacher, help prepare for lessons, contribute towards and carry out schemes of work and Individual Student Plans (ISP) and Care Plans

•Keeping an up-to-date knowledge of each student’s stage of development regarding assessment, communication, ISPs and and management programmes

•Supporting the Class Teacher in planning and preparing for educational visits and school journeys and accompany students on such visits
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