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Location: Doucecroft School, Eight Ash Green, Colchester
Salary: £16,898 per annum
Hours: Full time - 38.5 hours per week
Job ref: D238
Autism Anglia's Doucecroft School provides education and care for children and young people with autistic spectrum condition. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity who provide to their staff ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.
You will provide direct support to our students in their learning environment in both a group and individual setting. Taking an active role in a wide range of classroom and physical activities throughout the academic year; assisting and working closely with the Class Teacher and Teaching Assistant to contribute to lessons. Based at Doucecroft School, a converted estate in a beautiful setting near Colchester.
Your main duties will include:
- Supporting the students alongside colleagues in the classroom, during break periods and at lunch times
- Under the direction of the Class Teacher, help prepare for lessons, contribute towards and carry out schemes of work and Individual Student Plans (ISP) and Care Plan
- Keeping an up-to-date knowledge of each student's stage of development regarding assessment, communication, ISPs and management programmes
- Supporting the Class Teacher in planning and preparing for educational visits and school journeys and accompany students on such visits
- NVQ Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning - desirable
- Maths and English GCSE Grade C or above - essential
- Relevant experience working with students with autism or learning disabilities in an educational setting - essential
- Experience working with students across the ability range and autistic spectrum - desirable
- To be able to drive and hold a full driving licence - desirable
It is desirable that the successful applicant holds a full driving license.
Working for us gives you access to a range of perks and benefits:
- Extensive Induction and Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications;
- Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)
- Flexible working hours (where possible) for study and time off given for job-related exams
- Employee Referral Scheme
- Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub,which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback
- Occupational Sick Pay (after 12 mths)
- Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
- Pension scheme
Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who are able to meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working, or reasonable adjustments to support them.
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If no response is received within 3 weeks of a full application being submitted, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.
Information about the School
Doucecroft School is a specialist co-educational school for children and young people with autism and additional complex needs, age 3 –19 years. Established in 1977, we are experienced and successful in meeting the needs of students with wide-ranging strengths and needs, providing a nurturing environment where students are able to thrive and grow in independence and self-esteem.
Students can benefit from our flexible boarding provision or can attend school as day students and come from across the Anglia region and the London boroughs.
Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy are provided on-site by our experienced therapy team.
Doucecroft School is part of Autism Anglia, a regional charity working with children, adults and families affected by Autism.