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Autism Support Worker

Hertfordshire Local Authority

Job Description

Teach Now are seeking passionate, experienced and dedicated Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistants to work in an OFSTED rated ‘Good’ school. The role is to begin in September 2021 and will continue until the end of the academic year.

The school are looking for an individual who has previous experience working with children with Autism. The student is non-verbal (has no speech) and gets easily frustrated so the school are looking for someone who can support the student and teacher with communication. Someone with experience using different communication aids is ideal so together you can work on speech and language. The student is currently using PECS (picture exchange communication system) which is a very simple aid to use . You must also be confident with your behaviour management and happy to completely commit to the role as continuity is key. The school are looking for someone to build a strong relationship with the child while at the same time raising the levels in Numeracy and Literacy. The role is full time, Monday – Friday for the hours of 8:30am – 4:00pm

Qualifications are not required for this role

The school are looking for individuals that are:

Experienced working with children with SEN especially Down’s Syndrome
Experienced working with children that are non-verbal
Experienced working with different types of communication aids
Dedicated and passionate about education
Able to commit for the duration of the placement
Creative and dynamic in their approach to teaching and learning
Honest and compassionate
Happy to complete training to further develop their knowledge and understanding in education.
DBS checked or happy to complete one 

Successful candidates will benefit from:

Competitive rates
CPD training
Working alongside a supportive team
Having a designated and committed consultant to support you through your role
An excellent referral bonus scheme 

If this role sounds interesting to you and you feel you have all the above qualities, then please submit your up to date CV and Leah will be in touch with you.

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


Reference: TNLH

Job Title: Autism Support Worker

Location: Hertfordshire

Type: Full Time

Categories: Primary, SEN

Contact: leah@teach-now.co.uk

Salary: Competitive

LEA: Hertfordshire

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