Lead Autism Support Worker

The Springfields Academy

Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Leda Autism Support Worker to join the school in December 2020.

Post:                           Lead Autism Support Worker

Start Date:                  December 2020

Location:                    The Springfields Academy, Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS

Salary Range:            Grade H - £24,982 rising to a maximum of £27,041 pro rata per annum

Hours/Contract:         Term time only, part-time, Permanent contract: 31.75 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

The Role: We are looking for a Lead Autism Support Worker (ASW) to work across our setting.

The Person:  The position of Lead Autism Support Worker (LASW) is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and compassionate individual to lead lessons, interventions and support our learners with autism. We are looking for the following experience and skills:

 

  • To have a good knowledge and understanding of autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need. E.g. TEACCH

  • To have knowledge and understanding of social, emotional & mental health needs and cognitive needs, that affect children and young people’s development.

  • Excellent listening skills

  • An ability to build strong, trusting relationships

  • To be resilient and  able to take regular responsibility for agreed learning /activities

  • Promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning and social skills activities

  • To use positive and personalised anxiety management strategies

School Background: The Springfields Academy is a Reach South Academy for young people aged 5-19 with autism. We have 170 pupils attending our Calne site and 40 pupils at our Satellite provision in Salisbury.  Our goal is to build safe independent lives for autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement.

Springfields is a fantastic, vibrant and caring community that engages pupils and develops positive attitudes to learning. Our autism approach is accessed by all our pupils and is personalised to meet specific needs. All our pupils have an education, health and care plan.

Trust Background:  Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education.  We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire.

We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy.  We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.

 

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them.  We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Further Information: So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Nicola Whitcombe on 01249 814125 or email at nwhitcombe@springfields.wilts.sch.uk for further information.

 

Job Description:  Lead Autism Support Worker Job Description

Person Specification: Lead Autism Support Worker Person Specification

 

To Apply:  Please send a completed application form (below) to recruitment@reachsouth.org 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 5 November 2020. The Trust reserves the right to close the job vacancy on receipt of sufficient applications without notification.   It is therefore vital that should you wish to apply for this post that you submit your application as soon as possible.

 

Interview Date:  Interviews will be held on Friday 13 November 2020.

 

Opportunities and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

 

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Application Form

Prospective Applicant Letter

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.  Please note the information you provide in this section of the form will stay confidential, and be stored securely and limited to only the Trusts Human Resources team and used for monitoring purposes only.

Telephone: 01752 987060

 

Email: info@reachsouth.org

Reach South Academy Trust

c/o UTC Plymouth

Park Avenue

Devonport

Plymouth

PL1 4RL

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Reach South Academy Trust is an exempt charity in England and Wales. Company number: 10151730

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