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Autism Teaching Assistant

Job description

We are looking for flexible staff to work as Teaching Assistants throughout the academic year, at a secondary SEN specialist school in the Oldham area.

The School

The school caters to students age 11-19 and allows support throughout their transition into adulthood.
The students study an adapted and varied curriculum which is heavily focused on functional and life skills, promoting confidence, maturity and independence.

The needs of the students vary from mild, moderate to severe learning and physical difficulties, predominantly Autism Spectrum Condition.

The Role

Your role as Teaching Assistant begins at 8.30am, and you will support an assigned student throughout their school day until 3.30pm.
In the classroom you will ensure they are interacting and socialising appropriately, understand the work or activity and their behaviour is appropriate for the environment.
Having a knowledge of Autism Spectrum Condition (or general SEN) would be ideal to help you understand the needs and behaviours of the students you work with. Any experience in education or childcare is also welcome.
Your attitude needs to be enthusiastic and non-judgemental, with a passion for care and supporting children's development. You will need to be patient and calming, but also conscientious as attention to detail is key for the well-being of the students.

Please be aware all applicants MUST have a child only workforce DBS, which is registered to the update system or be willing to apply for one.

Teaching Personnel

available for our applicants. Our sector specialist staff are able to advise and tailor your work experience to suit your needs.

If you are looking for further opportunities to train our CPD academy offers a wide range of training courses which are available at an 80% discounted rate to make building your skills easier and accessible!

We also offer a competitive hourly rate paid through PAYE and the opportunity to earn £50 for every person you refer to work with us!

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.

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