Autism Support Assistant Job Role | PK Education

Autism Support Assistant

Autism Support Assistant

Temporary

Job Description

Autism Support Assistant

Location: Sheffield, UK

Daily Rate: £80 – £95 per day

Start date: September 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 and a covering letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role to danielle.whitehead@pkeducation.co.uk or call on 0114 272 2212. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

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