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ASD Specialist Support Staff

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Do you thrive in an educational environment, providing essential support and guidance to children with additional needs? If so, Dunbar Education has an exciting opportunity for you!

Position: ASD Specialist Support Staff

Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Company Overview: Dunbar Education is a leading educational recruitment agency dedicated to connecting talented individuals with schools that require exceptional support staff. Our mission is to foster a nurturing learning environment for all students and help educational institutions access skilled professionals who can positively impact the lives of their students.

Role Overview: We are seeking enthusiastic ASD Specialist Support Staff to join our team and work closely with schools in Milton Keynes. The primary responsibility of the role is to provide tailored support to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, helping them achieve their academic and personal goals. As an ASD Specialist Support Staff member, you will play a pivotal role in creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment, ensuring every student has equal opportunities to succeed.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Individualized Support: Offer personalized assistance to students with ASD, addressing their unique learning needs and challenges.

  2. Collaboration: Work closely with teachers, therapists, and other support staff to develop and implement individual education plans (IEPs) for students with ASD.

  3. Classroom Assistance: Provide in-class support to students, ensuring they can actively engage in lessons and activities.

  4. Emotional Support: Help students develop essential social and emotional skills, promoting their well-being and self-confidence.

  5. Crisis Management: Be prepared to handle potential crisis situations that may arise, following established school protocols.

  6. Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess students' progress and maintain accurate records to track their development.

  7. Parent Communication: Maintain open and proactive communication with parents or guardians, updating them on their child's progress and areas of improvement.


  • Previous experience working with children or young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder is highly desirable.
  • A background in education, psychology, or a related field would be advantageous.
  • Understanding of different communication techniques and behavioral management strategies for students with ASD.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively collaborate with students, colleagues, and parents.
  • Patient, compassionate, and empathetic attitude towards students with additional needs.
  • Ability to adapt to various educational settings and demonstrate flexibility in supporting different students.

Why Join Dunbar Education:

  • A chance to make a significant impact on the lives of students with ASD, shaping their future positively.
  • Work with a reputable educational recruitment agency that values its staff and prioritizes professional development.
  • Competitive remuneration package and opportunities for career growth and advancement.
  • Access to a network of schools and educational institutions in Milton Keynes.

Application Process: If you are enthusiastic about providing outstanding support to students with ASD and are eager to make a real difference in their lives, we encourage you to apply. Please send your up-to-date CV.