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Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant - Experience Required

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Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant - Experience with Autism Required

Are you an experienced and compassionate Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant looking for a rewarding role in a lovely village primary school? Dunbar Education, in partnership with a highly regarded primary school in Northamptonshire, is seeking an exceptional individual to support students with autism. If you have a genuine passion for making a positive impact on the lives of children with autism, we want to hear from you.

Position: Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant

Location: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one support to students with autism, both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Implement individualised learning plans and interventions to meet the unique needs of each student.
  • Foster a nurturing and inclusive learning environment that promotes independence and social-emotional development.
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategies to manage sensory issues and promote self-regulation.
  • Collaborate with teachers, therapists, and parents to create personalised learning experiences.
  • Monitor and record student progress, providing regular feedback to the classroom teacher.
  • Support students in developing their communication, social, and life skills.
  • Promote a positive and safe classroom environment that encourages engagement and participation.


  • Experience working as a Teaching Assistant, specifically supporting students with autism.
  • Strong understanding of autism spectrum disorders and associated behaviours.
  • Knowledge of strategies and interventions to support students with autism.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships with students, staff, and parents.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for working with children with autism.
  • Relevant qualifications or training in autism support (desirable but not essential).

Why Choose Dunbar Education:

  • Partnership with a Lovely Village Primary School: Join a welcoming and supportive school community known for its inclusive ethos.
  • Competitive Pay: Enjoy competitive rates of pay based on your experience and qualifications.
  • Professional Development: Access to training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge in autism support.
  • Ongoing Support: Benefit from dedicated support and guidance from the Dunbar Education team throughout your placement.

How to Apply: If you are an experienced Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant committed to making a positive difference in the lives of students, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your up-to-date CV and a brief cover letter outlining your experience and suitability for the role Please mention "Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant - Northamptonshire" in the subject line.

Dunbar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check and relevant right-to-work documentation will be required prior to any offer of employment.

Join Dunbar Education in supporting students with autism and help them thrive academically and socially. We look forward to working with you!

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Dunbar Education is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.