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Autism Specialist

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Job description

An SEN school in Portsmouth are looking for a dedicated and passionate Teaching Assistant to assist in supporting their staff and special needs pupils with severe and complex needs. This includes physical and learning difficulties, autistic and non-verbal pupils.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with special needs. They need to be happy to carry out some personal care, so a background in Healthcare would be helpful. There are some non-verbal pupils in attendance, so a qualification or experience in Makaton or PEC's will be beneficial. The Teaching Assistant will also:

- Be able to multitask and have the flexibility to help in a variety of situations.

- Be happy to work in small groups and on a one to one basis.

While this is role would be working with varied Special Needs, a specialism within Autism would be beneficial.

A typical school day will start at 08:30 and finish at 15:30. The staff are friendly and supportive, and the school has been rated Outstanding in their latest Ofsted report! The TA will need to get involved with the pupils right from the start, and demonstrate an effective approach. Those who are interested will be welcome to spend a trial day at the school, upon undergoing a vetting process.

If this sounds like your perfect role, please email your CV and a covering letter for consideration.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

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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