Autism Educational Practitioner (AEP) – Ascent College

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Term Time + 7 days
Permanent, 5 days per week (37.5 hours)
Pro-rata salary + SEN £25,254 – £26,504 per annum (pending pay award)
*Also known as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Ascent 16 – 25 autism Specialist College is part of the newly named Remarkable Group; we have been established for over 50 years, providing the highest quality services for autistic young adults. Ascent College operates a 38-week independent specialist college for 16-to-25-year-olds. We have an excellent reputation for delivering outstanding education and care to young people with Autism.

  • Are you an experienced Teaching Assistant looking for the next step in your career?
  • Do you have at least 5 years’ experience in an SEN setting?
  • Are you qualified at Level 4 or above?
  • Do you have the energy, patience and passion to ensure the best possible outcomes for youngpeople with autism?
  • Do you have work skills/experience that you can share with our young adults to support their employability opportunities?
  • Do you want to be part of a resilient, creative team who make a difference to the lives of our young people and their wider network
  • Do you want to work in an environment where your experience/opinion and initiative will be valued and encouraged, then Ascent College is the place for you.

If so we would like to hear from you as an opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Autism Educational Practitioner (AEP) to join our hardworking committed multi-disciplinary team.

Applications are invited from ambitious professionals who have the vision to sustain and promote the current high standards of achievement and ensure the continued  development of the organisation.

What we offer 

We offer our staff autism specific training to support continuous professional development together with a clear path for future career progression. Our benefits include an attractive pension scheme, Employee Assist Programme, free lunch, long service awards, enhanced sick pay and enhanced maternity pay and a Golden Hello welcome bonus of up to £250.

To apply

Please note applications will only be accepted on the official application form emailed to

In accordance with recent updates to KCSIE 2023 (Keeping Children Safe in Education) guidance, we will be performing online searches and requesting references for all shortlisted candidates.

Please note: We will require proof of right to work in the UK and qualifications at interview stage. If this is not provided you may not be interviewed.

Closing Date: Sunday 23rd June 2024

Interviews: Week commencing 1st July 2024