SEND Teaching Assistant (Autism)

Lambeth, London
Date Posted:25 Apr 2021
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
£75 - £90 per day
  1. Long-term

SEND Teaching Assistant (Autism)

Lambeth, London

SEN Teaching Assistant - Autism base

Daily rate: £75-90

September 2021 (or sooner) - ongoing


SANZA Teaching Agency are working exclusively with an Autism Centre attached to a mainstream school who are looking for an exceptional and caring SEN Teaching Assistant to support a small class of 8 students, all who have Autism (and some additional needs).

This is a long-term position

*** Special Needs Learning Support Assistant

*** Perfect for aspiring Educational Psychologists, Art Therapists or SENCOs

***September 2021 (or sooner)

Personal Specification

For this post, you will need to be caring and supportive and committed to supportive learners with special educational needs.

You will need previous experience working with SEN children either in a voluntary or paid role. You will provide a willingness to contribute to lessons and overseeing. You must have the skills to confidently face challenging situations with a calm and collective approach.

Previous experience supporting students with Autism is an essential requirement of this role - and PECs or Makaton experience is also looked upon very favourably.

Many students have speech and language difficulties and younger pupils (Key Stage 1 classrooms are non-verbal (or have limited speech).

About the Role

Class sizes are all under 10, with members of staff (one lead teacher and 3 learning support assistants).

All children are on the Autism Spectrum, but the severity of their condition and their additional needs differ.

The school are looking for someone to commit to the role. They offer excellent training and support but need an educator who is willing to trial and then commit to a full academic year to justify their investment into you!

The School

This fantastic primary school located in the borough of Lambeth is easily accessible by public transport links.

The centre for pupils with autism provides a safe learning environment where pupils with a variety of needs can make good progress from their starting points. Staff are highly trained, committed and know each pupil's needs in detail. They use visual aids and signing to support pupils' communication skills. Staff design activities to engage and motivate pupils to work collaboratively and to learn new skills. For instance, learning to cook together is a favourite.

Pupils have weekly swimming and cycling lessons and excel in art. While they are taught for most of the time in the centre, staff look for appropriate times when they can be included in the mainstream provision.

By registering with SANZA Teaching Agency, we can offer you:

  • We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay
  • We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 30 to be exact! That's 23 more than our next nearest competitor
  • Great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a brilliant bonus!
  • Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
  • Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
  • Online Portal for your timesheets and logs your availability
  • Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

    Click 'Apply Now' to be considered for this great position as a SEN Teaching Assistant or for more information about the role, contact James Smith on 020 78456240 or

SANZA Teaching Agency is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates, clients and employees come first. At SANZA you will have access to 30 fully certified CPD courses, that's 23 more than our next nearest competitor, all focused on making you the best you can be. We have the very best people available to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you. Put simply; we listen, we learn, we deliver. Why? Because our people matter most.

We specialise in matching Teachers and Support Staff to their dream job, and help Primary, Secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 11 offices in the UK, including: London, the West Midlands, the North West, East Anglia, the North East, the South West, Yorkshire, the Midlands, Herts and Bucks.

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