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Teaching Assistant (BANK) - Casual

Helen Allison School, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-6046-171S
  • Posted:07/12/2023
  • Pay:£11.29 per hour
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:07/01/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Ongoing

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Teaching Assistant (Bank)

Who we are:

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

What we can offer you:

  • Auto-enrolled pension scheme
  • Excellent induction, training and development programme including training about autism and opportunities to attend our conferences
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits (cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, shopping discounts etc)
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • A portfolio of salary sacrifice and other flexible benefits at reduced costs
  • Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme & a Headspace App

Who we are looking for:


We are looking for individuals who have a passion to work in an organisation that specialises in autism, supporting autistic children and adults on the autism spectrum to live the lives they choose.  This role is based in our school, the main part of your role will be to support our pupils during the day.

Your qualities:

  • Patient, inspiring, caring and sensitive towards the needs of vulnerable people
  • Good listener, able to report and record information accurately
  • Team player and able to work independently with little support as required
  • Resilient, able to work proactively with challenging behaviour
  • Willing and able to provide personal care to individuals as required
  • Individuals who value diversity, health and safety and are committed to safe working practice

 You may also have

  • a personal connection to autism or a desire to work with people with autism
  • real life experience supporting autistic adults or children with autism in a paid or voluntary capacity

For the full job description please click here

When providing a supporting statement, please refer to the job description and person specification and include any information that shows your suitability for the role.

For more information about this job please contact helen.allison@nas.org.uk 

You can view the Safeguarding Policy

We are an equal opportunities employer. 

This role will be subjected to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Who we are:

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Amelia Branch
  • Address:Helen Allison School, Longfield Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0EW
  • Telephone: 01474 814878
  • Email: HRHub@nas.org.uk

Fax: 01474 812033

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.