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SEN-TA – Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist

Hackney LA

Job Description

SEN TA with Autism Specialism

Hours of Work: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM, Term Time

Pay: £85-£100 per day

Position: SEN Teaching Assistant (TA) with Autism Specialism

Location: Hackney, East London


Immerse yourself in the dynamic heart of Hackney, East London, where the rhythm of diversity beats through its streets, and creativity flows like an ever-present river. Hackney, a borough known for its kaleidoscopic blend of cultures and communities, offers a vibrant backdrop for our esteemed client school. Nestled amidst the hustle and bustle of this eclectic landscape, our school stands as a sanctuary of learning, its brick facades steeped in history, echoing with the laughter, and learning of generations past. Here, amidst the backdrop of Hackney’s vibrant energy, our school community thrives, united by a common goal: to provide a nurturing and inclusive environment where every student can flourish.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Provide one-to-one support for students on the autism spectrum, adapting teaching strategies to accommodate individual learning styles and needs.
Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and behaviour management strategies tailored to students with autism.
Foster a supportive and inclusive classroom environment, promoting social interaction and peer relationships among students.
Collaborate with teachers and specialists to develop and implement differentiated learning activities and accommodations for students with autism.
Monitor and record student progress, providing regular feedback to teachers and parents on academic and behavioural achievements.
Participate in training and professional development opportunities to enhance understanding and best practices in supporting students with autism spectrum disorders.


Proven experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, coupled with a deep understanding of their needs and challenges.
Relevant qualifications or training in SEN support, with a specific focus on autism (desirable).
Outstanding interpersonal skills, allowing you to forge meaningful connections with students and create a supportive and inclusive classroom environment.
A collaborative mindset, with the ability to work closely with teachers, therapists, and parents to ensure a holistic approach to student support.
Enhanced DBS clearance (or willingness to obtain).

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of individuals with autism and thrive in a dynamic and inclusive educational environment, we invite you to join our team. To apply, please submit your CV along with a detailed cover letter outlining your relevant experience, your understanding of autism spectrum disorders, and your vision for supporting students within our school community. Together, let us continue to create a nurturing and empowering environment where every individual is valued and supported on their journey to success.

Do you feel you meet the criteria for this exciting opportunity?

If so, please either apply below or contact Teach-Now directly. All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. If you are not contacted within 2 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and continue to help you in your search for a job within education.

Good luck with your application, we look forward to hearing from you.

Teach Now operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.

We are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination. Teach Now is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Clearance.

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Sami Ozay
Sami Ozay
Sami is a Resourcer, with responsibility across all London boroughs.



SEN-TA – Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist

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