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Learning Support Assistant - Autism

Posted 10 days ago by Pertemps
Location Sunderland Job Type Contract
Salary £55 - £65 per day Sector Education & Training
The Education Network is seeking to recruit a calm, hard-working and resilient Learning Support Assistant to work in one of our excellent partner schools based in Sunderland beginning in October 2019. This lovely school is seeking a confident and nurturing Learning Support Assistant to assist learners with ASD in both 1:1 and group capacities. The successful candidate will ideally have experience of supporting individuals with ASD, and the capacity to deal with challenging and varying behaviours effecitvely.

Welcoming and supportive, the school prides itself on the engaging curricula and stimulating learning environments offered to its pupils to help them achieve their maximum potential.


Successful candidates will:
  • Have recent and relevant experience in a similar role, ideally supporting children with Autism; we accept applicants with a background in mainstream education/nursing/care.
  • Possess vital transferrable skills required to be able to support children with Autism, including patience, resilience, confidence, and a calm and nurturing approach.
  • Be able to assist learning on a 1:1 or group basis – depending on the requirement.
  • Have experience of handling challenging behaviour effectively.
  • Possess an enhanced DBS certificate, or be willing to obtain one.
It is desirable (but not essential) that candidates have experience of:
  • Team Teach
  • Moving and Handling
  • Autism Awareness
  • Personal Care

If you believe that you are suitable for the role of the Learning Support Assistant (Autism), please apply to this advert for an informal chat about the registration process.

If you have not heard form us within 3 working days, this means your application has been unsuccessful.

The Education Network Offer:

Our specialist team have a combined experience of over 25 years and have unrivalled reputation within the education market, taking great pride in the extremely high service levels that we provide to both our schools and our candidates. Our service is honest and efficient and, in addition to our recruitment solution, we offer the opportunity for additional training and development for our candidates. You will also receive personalised career support from the team.

The opportunity to work in friendly, caring and supportive atmosphere where every child matters. Highly supportive, committed and hard working Consultants who will endeavor to find assignments suited to your needs.
An opportunity to extend your professional development as well as excellent rates of pay.

The Education Network is committed to safe guarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Appointments will be subject to our stringent vetting procedures, including enhanced DBS checks and references.-
The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance standards. Any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check in addition to other safeguarding checks. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.
Due to the expected high-volume of applications we receive only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 3 days.