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ASD Teaching Assistant

Full Time
Job Sector:
Education / Teaching
South Wales
Cardiff, Newport & Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan
Salary description:
£55 - £65 per day
Start Date:
ITN Mark Education
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ITN Mark Education is currently seeking Teaching Assistants with Autism qualifications and/or previous experience of working with ASD, to carry out this type of support at a dedicated specialist provision. You will be supporting children with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and other ALN and will be required to support individuals on a 1:1 basis, assisting with classwork, behaviour management and aiding pupils with their daily routine. Positions here can vary, from day-to-day assignments to longer-term roles.

The successful candidate will be based within a specialist Autism unit. The school is looking to work with an experienced teaching assistant who can contribute to supporting programmes for autistic students in the school. You will be required to provide specialist support and be able to lead interventions for individual pupils.

Applicants will have considerable, recent experience of working with children within a Primary or Secondary capacity, and whose background has involved specifically working with children requiring behavioural and emotional support. Candidates with additional qualifications, such as Makaton, Manual Handling, Team Teach and PECS would be advantageous.


* Work on a one to one basis and small group basis with children with special educational needs.
* Act in accordance with school policies, procedures and relevant legislation, particularly in relation to child protection, health and safety advice and behaviour management.
* In conjunction with the designated teacher, contribute to the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of learning programmes for individuals.
* Participate in the delivery of local and national initiatives, for example literacy and numeracy strategies etc.
* Monitor and contribute to the assessment and recording of the child’s development, including keeping observational records where appropriate. Be involved in the sharing of this information.
* Contributing to the preparation and tidying of classrooms and outdoor areas, including washing paint pots / brushes, mixing paints, clearing spilt paints or liquids, assembling climbing equipment, filling and emptying water tubs, washing cookery equipment, cutting paper etc.
* Exercise supervision of children during the school day, inside and outside.
* Assist with resolving behavioural and emotional problems of children.
* Monitor and report on identified pupils in and out of the classroom.
* Promote development and learning in the areas of physical, emotional, academic and social education.
* To assist children with language development, particularly oral language and taking part in individual and group discussion with children, storytelling and reading, mime and music work under the direct supervision of the teacher.
* To develop good relationships with children, parents and other professionals.
* Help to promote children’s self esteem
* Provide appropriate experiences for individual children and groups in accordance with the school’s planned curriculum policies.

If you are an enthusiastic, willing and flexible teaching assistant looking for an interesting assignment in a well-respected Cardiff school, please get in touch.

All applications are subject to ITN Mark Educations strict background checks, including 2 relevant and professional references and an Enhanced DBS, which we can help you obtain.

ITN Mark Education is an Equal Opportunities Employer. ITN Mark Education is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Company Description

ITN Mark Education is one of the largest and most respected education recruitment specialists in the UK. Operating through a network of 16 UK offices and five International offices our aim is to provide a quality, reliable service to both candidates and clients.

ITN Mark Education is an Equal Opportunities Employer. ITN Mark Education is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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