SEN-TA – Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist

Islington LA

Job Description

SEN Teaching Assistant (Autism Specialism)

Location: Islington, East London

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

Pay: SEN Teaching Assistant: £85-£100 Daily Rate

Contract: Full Time, Long Term

About the School: Nestled within the vibrant community of Islington in East London, our client school stands as a beacon of inclusivity and excellence in education. With a commitment to providing tailored support to students with diverse needs, the school fosters an environment where every individual can thrive academically and socially. The school’s welcoming atmosphere, coupled with its modern facilities, creates an inspiring setting for both students and staff alike.

About Islington: Islington, a borough rich in history and culture, offers a unique blend of urban living and community spirit. From the bustling streets of Angel to the tranquil green spaces of Highbury Fields, Islington provides a dynamic backdrop for both work and leisure. With its diverse population and thriving arts scene, the borough reflects the vibrancy and inclusivity that define modern London life.

Role Overview: As an SEN Teaching Assistant with expertise in Autism, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the educational journey of students with special educational needs. Working closely with teachers and other professionals, you will provide tailored support and interventions to help students overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. From assisting with classroom activities to implementing individualized learning plans, your dedication and passion will make a tangible difference in the lives of students.

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide one-on-one support to students with Autism, fostering their academic and social development.
• Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and behavior management strategies.
• Collaborate with teachers and SENCOs to create inclusive learning environments and adapt curriculum materials as needed.
• Monitor student progress and provide regular feedback to support ongoing growth and development.


• Previous experience working with students with Autism or special educational needs.
• Strong communication skills and the ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, and parents/carers.
• A patient and empathetic approach, with a genuine passion for supporting the needs of diverse learners.
• Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing demands of the role.


• Competitive daily rate within the range of £85-£100, commensurate with experience and qualifications
• Opportunities for professional development and training to enhance your skills and knowledge.
• A supportive and collaborative working environment within a school that values diversity and inclusion

How to Apply: To apply for this rewarding opportunity, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and suitability for the role. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. Join us in making a positive difference in the lives of students with special educational needs and be a part of our dedicated team at this outstanding school in Islington!

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance and other pre-employment checks.

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.



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