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Autism Teaching Assistant New

Teaching Personnel

£1,400 - 1,450 per month


Temporary | Full Time



Our client secondary school in the Stretford area is looking for a Teaching Assistant who has specific experience of engaging with and supporting individual with autism. This support will take place in a school setting with the student having a specific educational health care plan (EHCP) outlining the support they require. This secondary school is a co-educational mainstream secondary school with a good reputation in the local area. This specific student is due to move into year 9 in September and whilst they are generally engaged with school life, the individual does find it difficult to grasp all the work being taught, causing frustration and disengagement with school work.

Any experience of working with young people who have special educational needs are encouraged to apply now for immediate consideration.

The successful Teaching Assistant will therefore be working with this year 9 student on a 1 to 1 basis, supporting their needs and ensuring they can access the work being taught. The TA will run individualised sessions and should have relevant experience of working and supporting an individual with Autism (ASC). This experience could be from a personal setting or work (school/caring) capacity.

Key aspects of this Specialist Teaching Assistant role:

  • Longer term Autism support TA required starting on Monday 6th September 2021
  • SEN TA (Autism comfortable) required on a full-time basis
  • Supporting an Autistic student aged 13; working on a 1:1 basis with them in line with their EHCP
  • Competitive pay rate with earning potential up to £1450 per month (hours to be confirmed but likely 8:30 – 3:30pm)
  • Work under the highly experienced SENCO and Assistant SENCO
  • Opportunity to continue working with the school after the 1 term depending on suitability to the position and school

This mixed secondary school is in the Trafford area of Manchester with fantastic facilities for all students. The school has been renovated internally with the latest technology and equipment and has been praised for its inclusive nature and ability to ensure students of all needs and backgrounds make the most of school life. The school has a high percentage of students with EAL (English as an additional language) given the diversity of the local area.

The successful Teaching Assistant should have relevant experience of supporting a student with Autism, either on a personal care level or with prior experience within a secondary school setting. The school has a team of 5 Teaching Assistants who all work within the department, so the successful TA will benefit from collaborating with a professional and approachable team.

If you are available for such a role in September, possessing the experience and relevant skillset to work with a student with Autism, then apply now for immediate consideration.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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