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Autism teaching assistant, South Croydon SEN primary school

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Job description

SEN Teaching assistant wanted as soon as possible in the South Croydon/Addington area.

If you have experience of supporting children with autism and are looking for a new learning support assistant position within an SEN school I would love to hear from you!

This primary SEN school caters for children with severe autism and other complex needs, most of whom are non-verbal and use PECs, Makaton or other visual aids to communicate. The school is looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic member of staff who really wants to make a difference to lives of vulnerable children to join their team and begin full time work after the Easter holidays, with the view to continuing through the academic year.

You will be working in a key stage 2 class comprised of 9 students and there will be a class teacher and 3 other teaching assistants in the classroom.

The following are essential to apply for work at this school:

  • A child workforce DBS registered on the update service, or be willing to complete a new application asap
  • References from your previous employers
  • Previous experience of supporting children or adults with autism
  • Willing to provide personal care for students who need assistance with toileting/changing
  • Knowledge of PECs, Makaton or BSL is desirable
  • Education to at least A Levels, or a level 3 qualification

You will benefit from:

  • Extremely supportive SLT, and staff who are very welcoming to agency workers
  • Opportunity to apply for a permanent position, if you like working at the school
  • Excellent facilities at the school for sensory development, including a variety of classroom resources, internal and external sensory rooms/spaces, soft play areas, outside play areas and a large hall
  • Free parking and easy access from the bus/tram routes
  • Work during term time only (school hours are 08:30am - 15:30pm)
  • Pension scheme available

Send your CV today to be considered for this role.

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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