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Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Job Title: Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant

Location: Luton

Company: Dunbar Education (Recruitment Agency)

Are you an experienced and compassionate Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant seeking a meaningful role within a local primary school? Dunbar Education is partnering with a dynamic school to recruit a dedicated professional to provide specialised support to students with autism.

Position Overview:

As an Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant, you will play a crucial role in creating a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for students with autism. Your expertise and dedication will make a significant impact on their educational journey.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Individualised Support: Tailor your support to meet the unique needs of students with autism, promoting their social and academic development.
  • Behavioural Support: Implement effective strategies to manage and support behavioural challenges.
  • Communication: Work closely with teachers, SENCOs, and parents to maintain open and clear communication regarding students' progress and needs.
  • Resource Development: Contribute to the creation of specialised resources and materials to enhance the learning experience.
  • Inclusive Environment: Foster a positive and inclusive atmosphere within the classroom, ensuring that all students feel valued and supported.


  • Previous experience as a Teaching Assistant, particularly with a focus on supporting students with autism.
  • Relevant qualifications or training related to autism spectrum disorders.
  • Strong understanding of autism and evidence-based strategies for support.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Empathy, patience, and a commitment to making a positive impact on students' lives.


  • Competitive salary.
  • Opportunity to work with a supportive team in a local primary school.
  • Ongoing professional development and training opportunities through Dunbar Education.

How to Apply:

If you are a dedicated Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant ready to make a difference in the lives of students with autism, we encourage you to apply. Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience

Join us in creating a supportive and enriching educational environment for students with autism. Dunbar Education is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

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