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Autism Teaching Assistant

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Job description

We are currently partnered with an Outstanding school based in Enfield (EN1) who are looking for an ambitious and capable special education needs experienced teaching assistant to join their team. You will be working in a year 2 classroom alongside 2 other teaching assistants and a teacher so you are amply supported in helping to guide the education of these children. All children within the school have a diagnosis of Autism, so individuals with experience working with Autism either from personal experiences or school based placements are highly desireable.

You will be working in a year 2 classroom which has 7 students with Autism and other complex needs. The children in this class have quite severe learning difficulties and speech and language difficulties so if you have experience using Makaton, BSL or PECS this will come in very useful in the school as many students have mild to moderate speech and language difficulties so non-verbal communication is key to their learning. If you have not got experience with this, fear not as the school are very commited to training new members to their staff on this.

This class uses a large amount of sensory play to stimulate and accomodate students of different abilities. Due to the complex needs of this class ideal applicants will ahve worked in a school or support work setting with children with special needs previously and be comfortable with personal care.

If you love working in education and love working with children with special needs this is the ideal position for you. Help make a difference to the lives of kids by giving the extra care they need to thrive in an education setting

This is a full-time position with the offer of a permanent contract to applicants who excell in the school.

If this role interests you please don't hesitate to apply.

The ideal candidate will:

-Have experience working with children with Autism or other complex/profund learning difficulties

-Have some experience using non-verbal communicatin

-Be organised and proactive

-Be available full-time till the end of the school year

Interviews are being held to fill this position ASAP, with the position lasting to the end of the school year.

Please be aware that all applicants are expected to have an enhanced DBS on the update service or be willing to apply for one and put it on the update service.

Day rates- GBP60-GBP75

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. 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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