Autism Specialist - Support Assistant

Posted 31 October by Prospero Teaching

Support Assistant - Autism Specialist

Start Date: ASAP

Contract Type: Full time, long term ASAP

Hours: 8:30 - 15:45

We are currently seeking a dedicated and compassionate support assistant to join our team at a SEN School in Southwark. This role will provide you with an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our students with Special Educational Needs, helping them achieve their full potential and succeed academically and emotionally.

About Us: Our school, is known for its outstanding academic achievements and commitment to excellence in education. Located in Southwark, South East London, we take pride in the consistently high standards our students attain in GCSE and A Level examinations.

Responsibilities: As an support assistant, you will play a pivotal role in supporting students with various educational and behavioural difficulties, including Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD, and Global Developmental Delay.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing individual and group support to facilitate students' physical, emotional, and educational development, in collaboration with teachers and educational professionals
  • Establishing supportive relationships with students and parents to ensure effective communication and partnership between school and home
  • Delivering pre-determined educational activities and work programs, adhering to specific guidelines and promoting independent learning
  • Encouraging the acceptance and inclusion of students with special needs to support their overall achievement and development
  • Monitoring and evaluating students' progress, providing feedback to relevant stakeholders, and maintaining accurate records of achievements
  • Supporting teachers in the implementation of individual education plans and ensuring students' needs are met effectively

Qualifications & Experience: To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Educated to NVQ level 3 / AS or A2 level or equivalent experience
  • Other professional development in the area of SEND is desirable
  • Proven experience of working with students, achieving successful progress and outcomes
  • Knowledge and understanding of how children learn, inclusive practices, and the SEND Code
  • Experience of collaborating with parents to support students' needs and awareness of issues related to equal opportunities

How to Apply: To Apply please either submit your CV or email with a copy of your most recent CV.

Required skills

  • Autism
  • MLD
  • SLD
  • Special Needs
  • Teaching Assistant
  • PMLD
  • ASD
  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Learning support assistant
  • Complex needs
  • SEND
  • Special education

Application questions

Do you have experience supporting students with autism?
Are you looking for a full time role? 8:30 - 16:00?
Do you have UK right to work documentation?

Reference: 51538320

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