Teaching Assistant – ASD Support

Full Time Temporary

South Wales Jobs

1:1 ALN & ASD Support Assistant required for large Secondary School in Cardiff.

Supporting pupils with Additional learning needs (Autism) aged 11-18 years old
Full Time Mon-Fri-8:15-3:15
Opportunity to work within a specialist facility attached to a mainstream Secondary school
Patient & Caring approach needed
Must have a nurturing and positive outlook on supporting additional learning needs

I have been tasked by a Secondary school in Cardiff to support in their recruitment as they look for a member of staff to support pupils with additional learning needs specifically autism within their designated unit. The school have highlighted the need for an extra member of staff to start after the as soon as possible as their support needs since coming back for the new term have increased. The position would be for the rest of the academic year with the possibility of being offered a school contract. The level of support required would be primarily on a one-to-one basis and occasionally you will be working alongside the lead Teacher to support small groups of pupils with various lessons. Working with this support network you would look to aid the development on a social level therefore you would need to be approachable and have a positive out look towards young people with Special educational needs.

The school have stressed the importance of the right candidate having a resilient and positive approach to learning and although no previous experience of working with ASD is needed, a good level of understanding of autism is a requirement and the correct attitude is paramount.

The Position:

Supporting pupils with Autism (ASD) in KS3&KS4
Building rapport with young people quickly and effectively
Recognizing trigger points and crisis points for pupils that you work with
Gain experience and a better understanding of additional needs to support your future career
Working between the unit and the mainstream school for a variety of lessons
The Ideal candidate:

Individuals with SEN experience- Personal or professional
Psychology Graduates, Social Workers and Youth Workers have done well in this field previously
Individuals with experience working with young people of any ages
Sports Coaches/Graduates
Respite Carers
If you have experience supporting ASD or additional learning needs either personal or professional, please reply back to this post with your CV and why you would be suitable for this post. Interviews will take place as soon as possible.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK. Please see (url removed)/faqs 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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