SEN TA – ASD Specialist


Job Description

Are you a compassionate and dedicated individual with a passion for supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) specializing in ASD to join a vibrant school community in Cheshunt, Barnet. They are seeking a nurturing individual who can provide tailored support to a child on the higher end of the autism spectrum, enhancing their educational journey and overall well-being.

About Us: Situated in Cheshunt, this school boasts a rich history and a diverse student population. As a non-faith-based institution, they welcome students from all cultural and religious backgrounds. With a Good OFSTED rating, they also take pride in their excellent behavioural and attendance records. The school features a beautiful building and offers a stimulating learning environment conducive to growth and development. Conveniently located near public transportation links via the Tube and Bus routes, accessibility is seamless.

Position Overview: As a full-time SEN TA, you will work closely with a child in Key Stage 2 who is non-verbal and higher on the autism spectrum. Patience and compassion are essential as you employ alternate communication methods, potentially including PECs training, to effectively engage with the child. Your primary responsibility will be to facilitate an inclusive and supportive learning environment, collaborating with classroom educators to deliver targeted support tailored to the unique needs of Key Stage1 and 2 students with special educational needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate seamlessly with classroom educators to deliver targeted support for Key Stage 1 and 2 students with special educational needs, focusing on ASD.
  • Implement tailored learning plans and dynamic teaching methodologies to address the individual needs of each child.
  • Cultivate an inclusive and encouraging learning atmosphere, prioritizing the social and emotional well-being of every Key Stage 2 student.
  • Actively engage students in stimulating classroom activities, ensuring their participation and enthusiasm.
  • Foster strong partnerships with parents, guardians, and fellow professionals to ensure a holistic approach to each child’s development.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven experience working with older children in an educational setting, particularly within Key Stage 1 and 2.
  • Profound understanding of special educational needs, with adaptability in implementing effective teaching approaches.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, fostering seamless collaboration with teaching staff, parents, and stakeholders.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for supporting the individual needs of each Key Stage 2 child.

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.

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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
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