Doucecroft School

Location: Doucecroft School, Eight Ash Green, Colchester

Salary: £14,396 pro rata

Part time - Term time only 15 hours per week (11am - 2pm Monday to Friday) plus 3 days per annum during school holidays

Job ref: D169

You will directly support the students in their learning environment over the lunchtime period. Based at Doucecroft School, a converted estate in a beautiful setting near Colchester your main duties will include:

  • Working over the lunchtime period to support students in their learning environment.
  • To be directly involved with working in a classroom, in the dining room and on the playground supporting students to develop social interaction skills, communication skills and independent living skills.
  • To work closely with class teams to ensure the smooth running of the school day.


  • 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.

Applications will only be accepted on an Autism Anglia application form. To download the relevant documents please see below.

Closing date for applications will be Friday 21st September 2018

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 26th September 2018

If no response is received within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

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