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Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant

Job description

  • Do you have SEN experience of working with autistic students and students with learning difficulties and have an interest in working within an SEN school?
  • Are you looking for a challenge and change in your career and want to make a difference?

Teaching Personnel’s dedicated SEN team are looking for Specialist Teaching Assistants for long or short term work, on a full time or part time basis. In particular, we are keen to recruit those with experience of working with children and young people who are on the autistic spectrum, have learning difficulties and behaviour that challenges.

We would like to speak to individuals who:

  • Can offer experience of working with children in the last 12 months, whether this is in an educational setting or child focused experience
  • Hold at least 6 months previous experience of working within a special needs setting, in particular those with moderate, complex and severe needs including Autism
  • Can offer specialist skills and training such as sign language (e.g. British Sign Language, Makaton, Sign-a-Long), PECS or moving and handling
  • Team Teach / Price / Timian /Approach Training
  • Have a calm and patient manner with the ability to communicate well with others

Teaching Personnel are a leading education recruitment specialist with established relationships with a large number of schools throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, East Riding and South Humberside regions.

The successful candidate will ideally need to meet the following criteria:

  • Experience of working with children with high dependency and severe learning disabilities
  • Have empathy, patience and the drive to make a difference
  • Capability to manage confrontation and challenging behaviour or complex learning difficulties
  • An observant and responsive approach
  • A positive, energetic and enthusiastic attitude

For all applicants we offer:

  • Highly supportive, committed and hardworking Consultants who will endeavour to find assignments suited to your needs specific to your local LA
  • An opportunity to extend your professional development as well as competitive and accurate rates of pay
  • We will offer the successful candidate a stimulating and supportive working and learning environment
  • A great range of opportunities to work in a variety of local schools
  • Recommend a friend Bonus with GBP50 per successful referral
  • Variety of assignments in schools of your choice

To apply for this position, or for information about the local Schools we work with, please call Emma Barrass on 01482 908020 or upload your CV via the link.

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. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later

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