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Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Helen Allison School, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-6046-82S
  • Posted:01/02/2019
  • Pay:£12,950pa plus £429pa area allwoance
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:18/02/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 24th February 2019


Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team.

A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum. By becoming a Teaching Assistant at The National Autistic Society you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.

We are looking for Teaching Assistant in Helen Allison School based in Meopham or Longfield. You’ll be working with autistic adults/children/and their families in a school environment.

We are a leading outstanding residential school for children with Autism from the age of 5-19 years. Our school stands in the forefront in the education of children with Autism and is described as a Beacon of Excellence (OFSTED January 2017).

Being a Teaching Assistants takes bravery, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.

We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people.

Along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to further your career in social care.

You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. You might not have lots of experience yet, but if you share our values and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.

Your working pattern will be 37 hours per week, Monday to Thursday, 8.45am to 4.15pm and Friday 8.45am to 3.30pm.

Interviews will be held: w/c 24th February 2019

If you have any specific questions about the role, get in touch with Amelia Branch, HR Adviser, HAS.HR@nas.org.uk.


The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do.

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Information about the school

The National Autistic Society are the UK’s leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.

Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.

Until everyone understands.

Job Contact Information

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

Fax: 01474 812033


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.