Autism Support Assistant Job Role | PK Education

Autism Support Assistant

Autism Support Assistant


Job Description

Autism Support Assistant

Join Our Team and Make a Difference!

Are you passionate about supporting students with special educational needs and making a positive impact in their lives? Do you thrive in a nurturing and inclusive environment where every child is valued and supported to reach their full potential? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you to shine as an Autism Support Assistant at our warm and welcoming primary school in the heart of North Leeds, near Headingley. Staff have described the school as a ‘welcoming and kind’ environment where they feel supported by their colleagues and senior leadership. 

Position: Autism Support Assistant

Location: North Leeds

Daily Rate: £90 – £100 per day

Autism Support Assistant Job Description:

As an Autism Support Assistant, you’ll play a vital role in providing tailored support and guidance to  pupils in Year 4 with a diagnosis of autism and ADHD. Your compassionate nature, patience, and dedication will help create a supportive learning environment where the student can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Your responsibilities will include:

      Providing one-on-one support to the student with their learning activities, ensuring they have access to the curriculum and educational resources.

      Implementing strategies and interventions to support the student’s individual needs and address any behavioural difficulties they may encounter.

      Collaborating closely with the class teacher, SENCO, and other support staff to develop and implement personalized learning plans and accommodations.

      Encouraging independence and self-confidence in the student while fostering positive relationships and a sense of belonging within the school community.

      Celebrating achievements and progress, no matter how small, to motivate and inspire the student to reach their goals.

Autism Support Assistant Requirements:

      Experience working with children with autism or other special educational needs is desirable but not essential – we welcome candidates with a genuine passion for making a difference.

      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish trust with students, staff, and parents/carers.

      Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude, with a commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.

      Flexibility and adaptability to respond to the changing needs of the student and the school environment.

      A willingness to undergo relevant training and professional development to enhance your skills and knowledge in supporting students with SEND.

Autism Support Assistant Perks and Benefits:

      Competitive salary and opportunities for career development and progression within a supportive and collaborative team environment.

      A warm and inclusive school community where every member is valued and respected, with a commitment to promoting diversity and equality.

      Ongoing training and professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and expertise in supporting students with SEND.

      The chance to make a meaningful difference in the life of a student and contribute to their educational journey and personal growth.

      Supportive leadership and colleagues who are dedicated to ensuring the well-being and success of every student in our school community.

Join us on this rewarding journey as an Autism Support Assistant and be part of a team that is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of students with special educational needs. Apply now to become a valued member of our school community and help create a brighter future for all!

To apply, please submit your CV to We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

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PK Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check and relevant references will be conducted for the successful candidate.

PK Education is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.