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ASD/ASC Teaching Assistant

£55- £90 (based on experience) per day

South London – Croydon

Full Time to Start ASAP

Role: ASD/ASC Teaching Assistant

ASD/ASC Teaching Assistant – Mainstream Secondary School – Croydon – Fulltime

Supply Desk are working with an “Good” Ofsted-rated mainstream school in Croydon who are currently looking to recruit a learning ASD/ASC teaching assistant to start ASAP on a long term contract on a full-time basis, Monday to Friday.

You will be expected to work on a 1:1 basis with specific students with diagnoses of autism, assisting them with their class work in a range of subjects from key stage 3 to GCSE and A-level. Provide support, in class, to ensure students who have barriers to learning are able to access the curriculum and are able to work independently and within groups to make progress. Help plan lessons with teachers and carry out small group teaching activities, providing differentiated resources or supporting the teacher by pre-teaching or re-explaining tasks, instructions or activities. Other responsibilities include being a coach, mentor and support person for one individual student with SEN. You will be key in ensuring the well-being of the student you support. This will involve forming a relationship with the parents of the student. Meet regularly with your student during coaching time or at other times in the day and be someone they can discuss any issues with. The most prevalent needs of the school’s students include ASD (autism, both verbal and non-verbal), ADHD, SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs) and behavioural issues and experience with this is crucial.

You will be monitoring the behaviour and progress of small groups working on a supported curriculum and also assisting statemented students with their work in mainstream classes, under the instruction of the class teacher. This will be working with the SENCo (special educational needs coordinator), Inclusion manager, assisting pupils of a range ages and abilities from Key Stage 3 to 5, ensuring that students’ needs are met and that students exhibiting challenging behaviour have their needs addressed in order for them to make progress. You will liaise with outside agencies where necessary to support learning – e.g. to organise for a student to be referred to Child and Family Consultation Service / Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services or to liaise on behalf of the school with the Educational psychologist or Speech and language therapist (SaLT).  

Key skills and experience needed:

• Experience or knowledge within special educational needs, specifically ASD, ADHD, SEMH and behavioural issues

• Previous support work within a school or other transferable child-related experience

• A firm presence and strong behaviour management

• Previous one to one, small group work and/or whole class support

• Professional manner. Proactive, engaging and empathetic.

• Enthusiastic, friendly, patient and determined approach

As part of this role you will benefit of the following:

– CPD Opportunities for continuous development such as Autism Awareness, Behaviour Management and SEN Code and Practice.

– Supply Desk offers competitive rates of pay between £55-£90

– Weekly pay every Friday

–  A rewarding role enriching the lives of young learners

– Support and expertise from a consultant that has previously worked in schools

The ideal candidate?

  • Previous experience of working with young people with disabilities in a school setting is preferred but we are open to seeing CV’s from individuals who have a passion and desire for supporting young people with SEND.
  • Ability to travel to Croydon
  • DBS on the update service or willing to apply for one

If you are interested in this behaviour support teaching Assistant role or other jobs in education please send your CV  to kirsty.dsilva@supplydesk.co.uk or call 0203 319 3016 today!

ASD/ASC Teaching Assistant – Mainstream Secondary School – Croydon – Fulltime

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