Accessibility Links

Teaching Assistant - Autism

This vacancy has now expired.

Job description

Thinking about working within education? Would you like a challenging role as a Teaching Assistant in Special Needs schools around Portsmouth?

Responsibilities include:

  • Support pupils to make good academic progress, under the direction of the teacher
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Under the direction of a teacher, implement group or 1:1 sessions to support pupils who have Moderate to Severe Special Needs to include emotional, learning and physical difficulties
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Assist in implementing education plans, under the guidance of the teacher

Support for Teachers:

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils' work
  • Use strategies, under the direction of the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
  • Discuss with the teacher how learning activities are to be organised and what their own support role will be
  • Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record and feedback to the teacher as directed
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested

Support for the Curriculum:

  • Support pupils to understand instructions
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
  • Support pupils' learning, either individually or in small groups inside or outside the classroom as directed by the teacher


A minimum of a C grade in GCSE Maths and English

Degree, diploma or other recognised professional qualification in a relevant area is desirable.



  • Good organisational skills
  • Flexibility to deal with a variety of situations
  • Resilient and confident working with pupils who have various levels of needs.


  • Previous similar experience working in a school, or in a healthcare environment
  • Qualification relevant to the role
  • Experience with Makaton and/or Team Teach

Please send your CV and a covering letter to

Similar jobs