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Date Added: Tue 26/07/2022

Autism Support Worker

Kent, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £80 - £100/day

Do you have personal or professional experience supporting children with autism? Are you interested in helping primary age students with ASD improve their communication and overcome barriers to learning in a school setting?

Tradewind are currently recruiting for an ASD Support Worker or Teaching Assistant for a Primary School in Gravesend, Kent. The role is full time and will start immediately following a successful trial day on a long term basis for the full academic year at least, until July 2023 and will most likely continue into the following academic year or move onto a permanent contract for the right candidate.

The school has a small class providing for students with a diagnosis of moderate autism ( ASD / ASC ) aged between 3 and 11 years old.

Essential requirements:

- Experience supporting young people with autism / ASD, Asperger's syndrome, SLCN or similar learning difficulties.

- Previous support role within a school or other child related experience.

- Trained in or prior use of the Attention Autism Approach, PECS, TEACCH, ABA and or SPELL.

- A caring and professional manner, willing to support with the personal care of pupils.

- Must have legal right to work in the UK and an Enhanced DBS certificate on the Update Service.

The main responsibility of this fulfilling role is to support the class teacher during lessons. You will be helping students improve their communication and learning, including core subjects of Maths, English and Science. You will also assist in the organisation of class activities and perform 1:1 and group work with students, including in phonics. Due to the students' needs and ASD there is a focus on developing Social Skills in lessons, during exercise and in group sessions improving life skills and communication.

The school use the Attention Autism Approach alongside PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children) and SPELL (Structure, Positive, Empathy, Low arousal, Links) so previous knowledge of any of these approaches will be beneficial.

Click 'Apply Now' to be considered for this great position, or for more information about the role, contact Lowri Crimmins on (phone number removed) option 3 or
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