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Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant

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Teaching Personnel are working in partnership with a SEND provision in Sunderland who are seeking a teaching assistant on a full time basis, to commence from September working with students with Autism.

The role will involve working on a 1:1 basis with pupils from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 with Autism, many of the students also have sensory impairments and will exhibit challenging behaviour. The students are in need of extra support and guidance primarily with their English and Maths. The main aspect of the role will be helping the children to engage with their learning, and encouraging personal and social development whilst managing challenging behaviour in lesson time. You will be expected to monitor children's academic and personal progress within lessons, and you will have regular meetings with the class teacher to discuss this.

Ideally, the candidate will have experience working with Autism; however the client school welcomes candidates with backgrounds in education, youth/social work, counselling and graduates. You will be passionate about improving the lives of young people and have a strong desire to work with SEND.

Registering with Teaching Personnel will also provide you with access to unique CPD opportunities to increase your qualifications and knowledge of the field, for example we have an upcoming Team Teach training course which will highly benefit you in this role.

Teaching Personnel can offer support assistant's competitive pay rates of up to £65 per day, the position will be held on a temporary basis for at least the first term; for the right candidate longer term rates can be negotiated on your behalf. Teaching Personnel work with a large number of SEN schools across the UK, if you are interested in registering to work through Teaching Personnel, to gain full time or part time work or to gain SEN experience please call us today for a confidential chat to hear more.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel.com/faqs 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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