ABA/VB Teaching Assistant (FT)
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
3h ago

As a Tutor, you will provide excellent ABA / VB teaching to children and young people with autism and associated learning difficulties.

To support the ABA Supervisors, Teachers and ABA Instructors in ensuring the daily needs of our pupils are met in a professional, competent, safe and fun school environment.

To follow the principles of ABA to enable the pupils within the school to access learning in a way that allows them to learn new skills at their own pace.

The actual salary for this position based on 39 weeks of work is £17,375 during the probationary period, £18,000 once confirmed in post, after the completion of 12 months of service £19,250 depending on performance.

What we expect of you Key tasks :

  • To work as part of a classroom team providing ABA instruction to children with autism and related communication disorders on an individual basis, in pairs or in small groups.
  • To analyse pupils’ behaviour to allow for a function of the behaviour to be identified and to deal with the behaviour where appropriate in a calm and professional manner and in accordance with individual pupil behaviour plans, risk assessments and school policy.
  • This may include the use of positive handling techniques (Team Teach).

  • To develop an understanding of assessments used within the school that track pupil progress and development of Individual Education Plans (ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP, AFLS, B-Squared).
  • To ensure that individual and class timetables adhere at all times.
  • To be flexible and willing to follow any variations in staff timetabling and pupil cover including last-minute changes implemented by the Heads of Schools when necessary.
  • To collect and record clear data on all programmes, including accurate analysis and recording of sequence-analysis-data (Antecedent-Behaviour-Consequence).
  • To provide intimate care (e.g. toileting, nappy changing, medication and support with feeding) for children within the school as required.
  • To supervise indoor / outdoor playtime for all children on a rota basis.
  • To supervise and support children on activities and trips outside of the school, including swimming.
  • To be responsible for the safeguarding and health and safety of pupils, including the maintaining of a safe environment, following and implementing relevant policies and risk assessments as appropriate.
  • To graph pupils daily and weekly progress accurately.
  • To monitor and maintain your pupil’s clipboards and programme folders and ensure they are kept up to date and ready for an unfamiliar teacher.
  • To ensure the production, organisation and maintenance of curricular and teaching materials are age-appropriate, functional and relevant to your learner.
  • To inform your ABA Instructor and / or Supervisor of 2-week flatlines on programmes within your folder so that progress can be monitored and teaching procedures amended where applicable.
  • To complete the home-school book daily in accordance with relevant school policy and ensure good home-school communication.
  • Full-time hours : 37.5 per week (school Year approx. 39 weeks), Monday to Friday, 8.45am-4.45pm), Salary £23,171 pro-rata.
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