SEN Teaching Assistant, Wandsworth

Closing date:

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,000
Contract term: Permanent

SEN Teaching Assistants (ABA) Rainbow School, part of BeyondAutism 

Location: Wandsworth, London

Salary: Training salary £16,000

Hours: 37.5

Type: Permanent, full time

Closing date: ongoing. Due to planned expansion, further vacancies will be available throughout the year.

We also welcome applications from experienced SEN Teaching Assistants with experaince of Applied Behaviour Anaysis (ABA) who have completed training, salary scale £16,600 to £18,000 depending on previous experience.

About BeyondAutism

BeyondAutism, a registered charity, runs two schools that are recognised as centres of excellence in the field of specialist education and support for young people with autism and their families. To read more about Rainbow School, part of BeyondAutism, please visit our website.

What we offer

- An excellent in-house professional training programme enabling you to develop within the field of special needs and education.

- A range of fantastic staff benefits. 

- Ongoing support from a dedicated team who shares in the vision and values of the organisation and work together every day to empower our pupils and transform their lives.

- Clear career pathways with opportunities for professional development, including funding for training.

Who we are looking for

- We’re looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated individuals who share our mission of empowering people with autism to lead fuller lives.

- You will be a strong team player with great communication skills, have the ability to work under pressure, and above all be passionate and committed to the development of the pupils within the school.

- You will need to be willing to learn and work under the supervision of the Supervisors, behaviour analysts and qualified teachers.

- We are looking for people who are committed to a two year training programme.

Job Purpose

As a member of a class team, built of ABA Tutors, an Instructor and Supervisor, you will provide excellent ABA/VB teaching to children and young people with autism and associated learning difficulties. You will based in a class of approximately eight pupils, working with pupils both individually and in small groups. You will be responsible for teaching individual and small groups of children a personalised curriculum, using teaching techniques based on the principles of ABA/VB. You will need to be creative, energetic and committed to engaging a pupil whilst monitoring their progress. You will support the team in ensuring the daily needs of our pupils are met in a professional, competent, safe and fun school environment. 

You will need

- An interest in working with children with special needs including autism.

- Educated to A Level or recognised child care qualification.

- Emotional and physical resilience to meet the challenges and demands of the role.

- Experience of working with children and/or adults with special needs (desirable).

- To work effectively in a team environment.

- To be committed to at least a 2 year training programme.


We usually recruit on a half termly basis. If you were offered employment your start date would be in September, mid-October, January, mid-February, April or mid-June.

The selection process will involve:

- A clear demonstration on the application form that you meet the requirements of the role.

- A 30 minute interview with a Supervisor and a member of the HR Department.

- A supervised play session with one of our pupils.

Applying for the roles

If you would like to apply, please complete the application pack via our website and return via email to or post to HR Department, BeyondAutism, 48 North Side Wandsworth Common, London, SW18 2SL.

BeyondAutism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced disclosure will be conducted for the successful applicant.

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