Nursery Assistant

Posted 16 March by SANZA Teaching Agency Easy Apply
Vacancy Number 134695
Are you an ambitious Nursery Teaching Assistant with ASD Experience?

SANZA Teaching Agency is working exclusively with a two-form entry Primary School who is seeking to a Teaching Assistant with Early Years' experience to join their Nursery team. This is full-time role, starting on Monday, 16th April and running until at least the end of the school year (July 2018) or longer, depending on funding. Your contractual hours are 8.30am - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Your role will be primarily work with a four-year-old boy who has a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The successful candidate will also be expected to work as part of the Nursery team to support the Early Years' Goals for all the children in the setting.

The Pupil
*The pupil attends Nursery full-time, Monday to Friday, from 8.55am to 3.30pm.
*The pupil has significant speech, language and communication delays related to his ASD which acts as a barrier to his learning and his inclusion within the Nursery setting.
*This student non-verbal and has significant difficulties interacting with other children and adults.
The Role
*The role will include:
oLiaison with the Nursery teacher and Early Years' Educators to plan and deliver a timetable of daily learning, communication and play-based activities tailored to the pupil's needs.
oPreparing visual and multi-sensory resource to support the child's learning
oSupporting the pupil to actively engage on the carpet during teacher input
oSupporting pupil's Social Skills development following strategies provided by SALT, Occupational Therapy, Queensmill and Inclusion Manager
oMonitoring the child's progress and reporting to the Class Teacher and Inclusion Manager
oContribute to target-setting meetings and the Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment process
oCommunicate with parents at the start and end of the school day
oLiaise with outside professionals such as Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Queensmill ASD Outreach teacher
*Professional Experience
oEarly Years' experience within a Nursery or Reception setting.
oKnowledge and experience of supporting children with ASD and speech, language and communication delays.
oSound understanding of Autism and its related difficulties - social, emotional, behavioural, speech & language, sensory processing, cognitive etc.
oKnowledge and training in PECs and / or Makaton is desirable and other specialist ASD strategies (e.g. TEACCH)
*Personal Skills
oAble to work effectively within a team
oGood communicator
oComputer skills
For more information about this opportunity, please contact Liza Al Sady @ SANZA Teaching on or email your CV to

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