Primary teaching assistant- Autism specialist

Location: County Durham
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: Primary SEN Support
Reference: PE11289833
Salary: £65 - £80 per day
Job Published: 19 days ago
Are you ready for a new challenge?

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you have previous experience working with children?

We are looking for a teaching assistant (TA) / Learning support assistant (LSA) in Durham very close to the city centre area to support students with Autism and speech and language difficulties. Your day to day role will be working with students on a one to one basis and in small group sessions, working alongside the therapy team and supervising on educational visits. Can you help children with different physical and mental challenges equally access education?

Job responsibilities:

• Participating in therapy sessions including sensory rooms, occupational therapy and art therapy
• Monitor pupils progress and report back to the main teacher
• Make sure the classroom is health and safety enabled
• Building on key life skills and boosting confidence
• Encouraging students with progressing their social skills
• Supervise pupils on educational visits and days out from the school
• Encouraging learners to be more independent
• Understand the needs of individual pupils and flex your style to best suit them

Essential requirements

• A great personality, energy and sense of humour
• Self-confidence and initiative

Desirable requirements
• Experience with ASD, SENd and Speech and language difficulties

The role will begin after Easter and will be in school hours Monday to Friday 5 days per week. Funding has been allocated for one year for this post.

We have an array of exclusive positions in Durham and surrounding area for temporary work which can also lead to more permanent work for the ideal candidate . If you are interested in working with SEN children in mainstream schools then please send your updated CV to
Protocol Education maintains the highest standard of child safety and compliance when placing candidates into schools. Any successful candidates will be subject to the compliance process that also includes the enhanced DBS check.