Specialist Teaching Assistant: Autism KS2-5

25 February 2024
Full Time
Home Brewery Building, Sir John Robinson Way, Arnold, NG5 6DA
Children and Families
£24,702 - £27,334 per annum

We are seeking to appoint 2 permanent qualified teaching assistants who have demonstrable experience of working with children/young people with a range of communication and interaction needs including autism. The posts sit within the Communication and Interaction team which is part of Nottinghamshire’s Schools and Families Specialist Services.

You will need to use your extensive knowledge, skills and experience to develop and advise school-based colleagues on the use of effective strategies/interventions. An important part of the role will be to support key transitions (Year 2-3, Year 6-7 and Post 16), working with a range of settings to explore and advise on the additional support required to promote successful transitions for children with complex communication and interaction needs.

The role will also include liaising with parents and teacher colleagues within the Communication and Interaction Team.

You will have practical experience of working with children/young people with communication and interaction needs and will need to demonstrate some of the barriers and challenges that these children/young people encounter. You should have a working knowledge of the Autism Education Trust training and support materials and be able to talk about their impact.

We welcome applications from highly motivated and adaptable practitioners, who enjoy working in a collaborative, solution-focussed way and are committed to further professional development. You will be based within a very supportive team working across the county as required.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Wendy Kozakis (Senior Practitioner, Communication and Interaction) on 0115 8546464 (Mon-Thurs Term time only).


Appointment to this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full-time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being accredited as a Disability Confident Leader Organisation.

Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, religion, belief, pregnancy and maternity status, age or sexual orientation.

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