Autism Support Assistant Job Role | PK Education

Autism Support Assistant

Autism Support Assistant


Job Description

Autism Support Assistant

Location: Nuneaton, Warwickshire 

Daily Rate: £80 – £95 per day

Start Date: Monday 8thth April 2024

About You: You are confident and experienced in working with children on both a 1:1 and group basis. You have experience and enjoy working with children diagnosed with Autism.

Autism Support Assistant Job Description:

As an Autism Support Assistant, you’ll play a vital role in providing tailored support and guidance to a pupil, using strategies and support from the child’s Education, Health and Care Plan. 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 personalised 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.

Primary SEND Support Assistant Requirements:

  • Experience working with children with autism 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.

Primary SEND 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.

To apply, please submit your CV to or call Ciara on 0121 631 3466 for an informal chat

We look forward to welcoming you to our team!