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Teaching Assistant - Autism Support - Cardiff

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Job description

1:1 ASC Support Assistant needed to work within a Secondary School in Cardiff

  • Supporting pupils with Autism aged 11-16 years old
  • Full Time Mon-Fri
  • Opportunity to work within a specialist facility attached to a mainstream Secondary school
  • Strong behaviour management skills required

I have been tasked by a Secondary school in Cardiff to support in their recruitment as they look for a member of staff to supporting pupils with autism within their ASC unit. The school have highlighted the need for an extra member of staff to support a large support team within the unit. The level of support required would be on a 1:1 or small group basis and you would aim to build rapport with the pupils as well as support academically. Working with this support network you would look to aid the development on a social level therefore you would need to be approachable and have a positive out look towards young people with Special educational needs. The school have stressed the importance of the right candidate having a resilient and positive approach to learning and although no previous experience of working with ASC is needed, a good level of understanding of autism is a requirement and the correct attitude is paramount.

The Position:

  • Supporting Autism (ASC) in KS3&KS4
  • Recognizing trigger points and crisis points for pupils that you work with
  • Supporting with communication using PECS (support to be provided)
  • Understanding the needs of the pupils on an individual basis
  • Working between the unit and the mainstream school for a variety of lessons

The Candidate Experience:

  • SEN Teaching Assistants with Autism or similar experience
  • Psychology Graduates
  • Social Workers and Youth Workers
  • Respite Carers
  • Working with children aged 11-16 in a supportive setting

If you have experience of ASC either personal or professional please reply back to this post with your CV and why you would be suitable for this post. Interviews will take place over the coming weeks as the school look to appoint successful candidates in the near future.

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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