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 Teaching Assistant, you will work closely with a small group of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a 1:1 or small group basis. 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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