Are you a specialist SEN Teaching Assistant with experience supporting Autistic Spectrum Disorder pupils? Are you looking for a new role?
A vacancy has become available for an experienced SEN Teaching assistant to join a well-resourced, specialist Autistic Spectrum Disorder unit within a primary school in Carshalton, Sutton.
The unit offers an opportunity base for 54 primary aged children on the Autistic Spectrum. The philosophy of the unit is one of building and maintaining relationships with the children based on a thorough understanding of their individual needs. Pupils in the unit are grouped in the class of 6 according to ability rather than age.
The ASD unit operates alongside the main school and pupils are integrated where possible according to individual children and their needs and abilities.
Within the school, staff use a multi-disciplinary approach where all parties, including parents, work together to plan and deliver meaningful learning experiences. Staff develop a through understanding of each pupil’s needs and plan curriculum to meet these needs.
The unit includes a sensory room, soft play room, occupational therapy room and indoor and outdoor play areas. The unit has it’s own mini-bus for offsite learning opportunities.
In this role you will be working with a small class of 6 pupils all of whom have autism and are working at a similar level. You will be working with various pupils on a 1 to 1 basis and providing all round care and learning support for the class. You should have a comprehensive knowledge, understanding and experience of working with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder from previous roles and have a true passion for supporting pupils to succeed in all areas of learning. You will be directed by the class teacher who is highly-experienced and you will be involved in supporting some children whilst they have additional intervention sessions from the internal team of Speech and Language therapists, Drama therapist and Occupational therapists employed within the unit.
You will have access to regular CPD courses with other staff and individually.
This role is initially offered on a contract basis until the end of the academic year and could become a permanent position in the future.
If you have the right experience and a desire to truly support children with autism please apply with an up to date CV
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