Autism Learning Support Assistant


EducationSEN Teaching Assistant Jobs

Penwortham, Lancashire

£11.77 - £12.50 per hour

Permanent, Full time

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Job description

Are you looking for a Learning Support Assistant looking for a new challenge or perhaps you would like to begin a career in education.

Veritas Education are recruiting for a TA / Support Worker to work directly with a residential home and SEN School.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of Learning Support Assistants. We support students between the ages of 8-19 years to gain valuable life skills, qualifications and confidence to move forward in their lives. Our client has a successful tradition of supporting students between the ages of 8 18 with Autism, Social Emotional, Mental Health and Complex Needs, to gain valuable guidance, life skills, qualifications and confidence to support their journey towards independence. The passionate, dedicated team recognise this is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity and are seeking those who are empathetic, resilient and compassionate to join them in providing the right care and support for our young people to grow and develop as individuals.

The main focus of this role will be to : Follow plans and directions from the Teacher or Instructor Using specialist (curricular / learning) skills / training / experience to support learners. Assisting with the development and implementation of learner behaviour support plans, individual risk assessments and communication strategies. Establishing productive working relationships with learners, acting as a role model and setting high expectations. Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all learners within an educational environment. Supporting learners consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs. Encouraging learners to interact positively and work cooperatively with others and engage all learners in activities. Promoting independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance. Providing feedback to learners and your line manager in relation to progress, achievement and problems. Working with the teacher to establish an appropriate learning environment. Working with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons / work plans as appropriate.

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.


  • All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy
  • Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained
  • You must have legal right to work in the UK
  • You must be willing to attend a registration interview

Veritas Education work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.


'Nothing within the above advert was in any way designed or intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Veritas Education is an Equal opportunities employer and is proud in the knowledge that all placements are made on merit and suitability. We accept applications from all sections of the community.'

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