SEN Teaching Assistant - ASD Support

Barking and Dagenham, London
Date Posted: 15 May 2024
  1. Learning Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant
£85 - £95 per day
  1. Long-term

SEN Teaching Assistant - ASD Support

Barking and Dagenham, London

Teaching Assistant (ASD Support) | Barking & Dagenham | September 2024


Job Description:

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Teaching Assistant to join our supportive primary school in Barking & Dagenham. This role involves providing one-on-one support to a child in Year 1 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The successful candidate will work closely with the class teacher and SENCO to ensure the child receives tailored support that fosters their academic, social, and emotional development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual support to a Year 1 child with ASD, both in and outside the classroom.
  • Assist in implementing the child's Education Healthcare Plan (EHCP) and adapting learning materials to meet their specific needs.
  • Support the child in developing social skills and managing behavioural challenges.
  • Collaborate with teachers, SENCO, and other professionals to monitor and assess the child's progress.
  • Foster a positive, inclusive, and supportive learning environment.
  • Communicate effectively with the child's parents or guardians to provide updates on progress and discuss strategies.


  • Experience working with children with ASD or other special educational needs (SEN).
  • Patience, empathy, and a strong commitment to supporting children's individual needs.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Relevant qualifications (e.g., CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools) are desirable but not essential.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving and adapting to the child's evolving needs.
  • Enhanced DBS check (or willingness to undergo one).

Why Tradewind?

  • Partnership with the Multi-Award Winning National College - plenty of professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and further your career! Over 2,500 top-quality courses, webinars and resources from experts including Team Teach, Safeguarding and support with the UK Curriculum.
  • Great Referral Scheme - recommend a friend and earn up to *£100!
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Matched with a dedicated and experienced consultant that works with schools local to you!

Application Process: If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children with special needs and believe you have the skills and dedication required, we would love to hear from you. To be considered for this position, please click apply and submit your CV or send your CV to

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