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Learning Support Assistant

Job description

Teaching Personnel are currently recruiting for the position of Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant, in the Maidenhead area.

.We are looking for people who can react and adapt quickly to challenging behaviours and situations in a professional manner as we work in several schools for children with varying degrees of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Experience in a classroom is preferred but not essential as our main focus is to find someone who has experience dealing with children with Autism.

Duties: Your duties as an Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant would depend on the age of the children and their individual needs, but would usually involve:

  • Helping with schoolwork under the supervision of the teacher
  • Preparing learning materials
  • Encouraging children to be confident and independent
  • Helping children understand instructions carrying out a child's care plan (education, social, behaviour and personal)
  • Encouraging children to communicate
  • Giving information and help to teachers
  • Supporting children during social activities and outings
  • Helping children during therapy sessions
  • Recognising when children are upset and comforting them looking after children's physical needs
  • Promoting Education and Training in a classroom environment

If you are interested in the position of an Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant, please contact SEN consultant Nicole Totterdell on 01189071531 or

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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