Location: Doucecroft School, Eight Ash Green, Colchester

Salary: £14,396 per annum

Full time - Term time only 35 hours per week plus 3 days per annum during school holidays

Job ref: D168

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 Plans
  • 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

Experience:

  • 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

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.

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as requiring a signed declaration of ‘disqualification by association’ for anyone who lives or works in your household.

In the first instance please send your CV to [email protected] or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 577678.  For an informal discussion please contact Jonathan Thompson-Smith on 01206 577678.

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