Autism LSA

Location: Cambridge
Job Type: Contract
Industry: Primary Teaching and Learning Assistants | SEN
Reference: PE11346563
Salary: £65 - £85 per annum
Job Published: 16 days ago

Protocol Education require an Autism Support Specialist, to support pupils attending a school located in the Cambridge area.

This specialist SEND school runs for pupils with all SEND needs. However, this role is to specifically work and develop the abilities of learners diagnosed with autism.

The role requires you to work 1:1 and with small groups to help develop both academic and personal development across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 environments.

The school offer specialist support to enable all its pupils to achieve academic success whilst supporting in meeting their needs linked to their diagnosis of Autism.

The successful applicant will have high expectations of each individual learner and will be skilled in delivering individual programmes that enable pupils to be successful academically and to achieve progress towards their personalised outcomes.

About You:

· Resourcefulness
· Skills in supporting pupils with additional needs including autism
· Flexibility
· Positivity
· Good team member and leader with clear communication skills

As an Autism Specialist Teaching Assistant, you will support Class Teachers in enabling pupils with communication and interaction needs to succeed at school. You will be required to put in place strategies that support pupils to engage in the curriculum and will be responsible for delivering learning sequences (with support from the teacher), preparing resources and ensuring progress is made by all pupils.

The successful applicant must be committed to providing the best possible education to pupils. They must be understanding of the complex difficulties autistic pupils face and be passionate about breaking down the barriers to give them the best possible chances to succeed.

As a result of their special educational needs, many of our pupils will struggle with emotional regulation and this can lead to significant challenging behaviours. Candidates need to be prepared to adopt a problem-solving approach, working collaboratively with our internal and external specialists to achieve positive outcomes in an individualised way.

If you are interested and would like to apply for this position or would like further information on how we can support you please register via our website.




All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see protocol-education.com/FAQs for further 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.


Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. We also offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers, if your certificates are not within the last 12 months.  All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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