Job Title: 1:1 Special Education Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) for Child with Autism

Full time, Long Term Cover, Term Time
North West London
Posted 7 months ago

Department: Primary School – in Northwest London (NW9)

Salary: Daily Rate up to £90 per day

Start Date: 9th January 2024 – ongoing (5 days a week – Term Time)

Times: 8:30am to 3:30pm


We seek a compassionate and dedicated 1:1 Special Education Needs Teaching Assistant (SEN TA) to provide personalized support to a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in our supportive and inclusive primary school environment. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of ASD and strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage and support the child in their academic, behavioural, and social-emotional development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide 1:1 support to a child with ASD in the classroom and throughout the school day, including:
    • Delivering individualized instruction and support based on the student’s IEP (Individualized Education Program)
    • Implementing behaviour management strategies to address challenging behaviours
    • Assisting with academic tasks and projects, adapting activities as needed
    • Facilitating social interactions and communication skills development
  • Collaborate closely with the Special Education Teacher and other relevant professionals to develop and implement the student’s IEP
  • Communicate effectively with parents, guardians, and other stakeholders regarding the student’s progress and needs
  • Attend professional development opportunities to stay up-to-date on best practices for supporting children with ASD
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student progress and interventions
  • Create a positive, inclusive, and supportive learning environment that caters to the child’s unique needs
  • Demonstrate a genuine passion for working with children with ASD and a commitment to their holistic development

Person Specification:

  • Relevant experience working with children with ASD in a school or childcare setting, ideally in a primary school environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to build rapport with children, parents, and colleagues
  • Ability to adapt teaching methods and materials to meet the child’s individual needs and learning styles
  • Patience, empathy, and resilience to handle challenging behaviours and provide consistent support
  • Familiarity with autism spectrum disorder and its associated challenges and strengths


  • Desired but not essential: Level 2 or equivalent qualification in Teaching Support or Special Needs
  • Desired: DBS preferably on the update service

What we can offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package – daily pay of up to £90 per day!
  • Weekly Pay – Paid each Friday (PAYE no umbrella company)
  • Opportunity to work in a supportive and inclusive environment
  • Professional development and training opportunities

Please let me know if you are interested in this long term booking.

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