ASD 1:1 Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Do you have a deep understanding of autism and a commitment to supporting the unique needs of each child? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as an ASD 1:1 Teaching Assistant.

About the Role:

As an ASD 1:1 Teaching Assistant, you will work closely with a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a one-on-one setting. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing tailored support to meet the individual learning and developmental needs of the child.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one support to a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, focusing on curriculum objectives.
  • Implement personalized strategies to support communication, social interaction, and behaviour management.
  • Facilitate the child’s engagement in classroom activities and promote independence in learning.
  • Collaborate with teachers and other support staff to develop and implement individualized education plans (IEPs) and behaviour support plans (BSPs).
  • Use visual aids, sensory tools, and alternative communication methods to facilitate understanding and learning for non-verbal or minimally verbal children.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment that celebrates diversity and promotes the well-being of all students.

Requirements:

  • Previous experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, preferably in an educational setting.
  • A deep understanding of autism and its impact on learning, communication, and behaviour.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with children, parents, and colleagues.
  • Patience, empathy, and a positive attitude towards supporting children with diverse needs.
  • Relevant qualifications or training in special education, autism support, or related fields (desirable but not essential).
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and learning.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, qualifications, and why you are passionate about supporting children with autism.

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