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Pontypool - Teaching Assistant - Autism

  • Secondary TA in Autistic Unit
  • Long Term Role Long Term Role
  • £55 Per day

Secondary Asc Unit

Long Term

£55 Per day

Secondary school in Pontypool require 2 x teaching Assistants to start work in September. Within the schools Asc unit, the Special Educational Needs co-ordinator is looking for a strong willing, passionate TA to aid with 2 Autistic children. One of the students has moderate Autism with behavioural needs, where the second student has high functioning Autism and will need assistance in both the separate unit and mainstream lessons. This assignment is due to last the academic year.

You will at times be needed to work 1 to 1 with their students but can also be asked to aid with bigger groups 3/4 pupils and there is a high ratio of LSA support. ASC schools have pupils with complex needs, there may be pupils with degenerative illnesses, those who are completely non-verbal and communicate using basic signing tools like Makaton or through a series of lights and clickers. There may be pupils at the high end of the autism spectrum or with Cerebral Palsy.

Your duties could include:

• help with pupils' school work under the supervision of an SEN teacher

• Aid pupils increase their confidence, self-esteem and independence

• You will be responsible for promoting inclusion, working according to IEP’s and advancing learning, allowing the children you will be working with to make positive progress by removing barriers to learning.

The successful candidate should:

• Have knowledge/interest and experience working with Autism/ASD, ADHD,

• Be able to use positive reinforcement when supporting behaviour difficulties - working with pupils with ADHD this would be an advantage

• Patient and positive role model for children

If you think this role could suit you or you would like to know more, please get in touch ASAP as we are looking to appoint for September. You can either email your CV to or call 02920 660276

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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