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Teaching Assistant - Autism Specialist

Job Description

Teaching Assistant - Autism Support

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant that can be a supportive and comforting role one-on-one with the student which will require SEN support.

The role is heavily involved in you being able to guide the pupil and making sure their individual needs are being met to ensure they are achieving the academic targets. Not only this, but you will also need to provide emotional support and provide a safe working environment for the student.


As a Teaching Assistant for Autism Support, you will play a pivotal role in supporting and providing a safe and supportive environment for students to be able to engage in the activities and achieve their academic goals. Working alongside qualified educators, you will have the pre-prepared lessons and tasks to relay and help with.

  • Deliver the pre-prepared lesson to the student at an impressive level helping them understand and focus on the tasks set.
  • Create a safe working environment for the student and be trustworthy to make them feel comfortable.
  • Liaise with the classroom teacher feedback of the student's progression.
  • Implement teaching strategies to foster their independence, social interaction and academic skills.


  • Relevant qualifications - Level 2 or Level 3 teaching assistant.
  • compassionate and skilled Primary Teacher with experience in supporting children with autism.
  • In-depth knowledge of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and interventions for supporting individuals with autism in an educational setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with the students and colleagues.


  • Competitive Pay.
  • Opportunity to turn into permanent role.
  • Support from the staff and guidance from co-teachers.
  • Ofsted rated good school

If this position isn't quite what you are looking for, please still get in touch to discuss other available roles. Alternatively, if you know of someone who may be interested, we offer £250 as a referral scheme.

If you have not received a response within 7 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For other available positions, please refer to our website.

Dunbar Education is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding to ensure the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, to share this commitment. To adhere with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all registrations will be required to fill out our application form in, to receive work. This will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Dunbar Education is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the value of and seeks to achieve a diverse workforce in schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Dunbar Education is a member of ASPCo compliance plus, for more information please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement.