Teaching Assistant

Islington, London
Date Posted:03 Dec 2020
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
£80 - £100 per day + negotiable
  1. Long-term

Teaching Assistant

Islington, London
COVID-19 notice: Instead of face-to-face meetings, all initial interviews will be via telephone and we can guide you through submitting your documents online.

Tradewind are currently recruiting for an Autism TA (Teaching Assistant) for an outstanding Ofsted rated Primary school in North London, Islington. The role is full time and will commence in January on a long-term basis for the rest of the academic year at least, until July 2021, and will most likely become permanent for the right candidate.

This school in Islington, North London, has a SEN unit which provides for students between ages 5-11 years old with autism (ASD / ASC) and complex needs. Some of the students are non-verbal so communication using PECS/MAKATON is desired. You will be working with two boys, one who has high functioning autism and the other who has low-functioning autism. You will be in a class of up to 8 students alongside the main class Teacher and another Teaching Assistant.

As a Autism TA, you will also assist in the organisation of class activities and perform 1:1 and group work with students to engage them and ensure their progress. The main responsibility is to support the class teacher during lessons with the educational and social needs of pupils with a range of abilities who follow a curriculum adapted to best meet their needs. There is a focus on developing Social Skills in lessons and also group sessions improving life skills and communication skills.

Pupils can also access Occupational Therapy, Art Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Dramatherapy and a sensory room if needed.

The school is easily accessible via public transport, with links to the Northern Line and popular bus routes. It is also very close to big stations such as King's Cross.

Essential requirements:
* Experience supporting young people with autism / ASD, Asperger's syndrome or learning difficulties.
* Previous support work within a school or other child related experience.
* Enthusiastic, positive and friendly approach.
* A caring and professional manner, willing to support with the personal care of pupils.
* Must have legal right to work in the UK.

Click 'Apply Now' to be considered for this great position as an Autism Teaching Assistant in Islington, North London. Or for more information about the role, contact Alisha Sparks on 0207 845 5450 option 3 or alisha.sparks@twrecruitment.com.

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